Charles City, Iowa – Iowa Farm Bureau has designated State Rep. Todd Prichard of Charles City a 2020 “Friend of Agriculture”. Prichard is seeking re-election in House District 52, which includes Chickasaw, Floyd, and Cerro Gordo counties.
“I know that agriculture is the backbone of Iowa’s economy,” said Prichard, who is serving his fourth term in the Iowa House. “This has been a tough year for the agriculture community, so I will continue helping farm families as they work to rebuild and recover.”
While serving in the Iowa House, Prichard has served on the Agriculture Committee for seven years and also served as Ranking Member of the committee. The committee passed legislation such as establishing and expanding the beginner farmer programs to encourage young farmers to stay in Iowa and extending the renewable fuel tax credit to make sure Iowa is a world leader in renewable energy.
“Candidates earn the Friend of Agriculture designation by supporting issues that directly impact Iowa’s agricultural economy,” said Erik Oberbroeckling, a Clayton County farmer and IFBF PAC Chair. “With one in every five Iowans employed in agriculture and ag-related industries, it is essential to have strong advocates for agriculture representing Iowa.”
Iowa Farm Bureau Political Action Committee (PAC) is a grassroots effort guided by Farm Bureau members and begins in July when county committees start evaluating candidates. The nine-member, bipartisan PAC committee reviews evaluations and questionnaires, while also considering candidates’ positions on issues of importance to members, leadership on Farm Bureau priorities and past voting records.