Senator Ernst tours Asmus Farm Supply

Harlan Asmus, left, leads Senator Ernst on a tour of Asmus Farm Supply during her August 16 visit. (Photo by Billie Ingalls/Asmus Farm Supply)

     Asmus Farm Supply of Rake was given the opportunity to host Senator Joni Ernst during her 99 county tour across Iowa last Wednesday, Aug. 16. During her visit, Harlan and Amy Asmus, the owners of Asmus Farm Supply, and employees gave a tour of the facility.

     Throughout the tour, Harlan talked about how the company is encouraging sustainable practices through offering free bulk tanks for customers to use to reduce packaging waste. Furthermore, he covered the expense and lifespan of these tanks for Senator Ernst.

     Following the tour, Senator Ernst met with local farmers and community members of Winnebago County and briefly covered topics including healthcare, the Farm Bill and communicating a true message to society about the importance of agriculture. Senator Ernst began by discussing the 2018 Farm Bill, mainly focused on crop insurance and how it could potentially affect local farms and their families.

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