Wall Lake, Iowa – Congressman Steve King today received Iowa Farm Bureau’s Friend of Agriculture designation in Iowa’s 4th Congressional District primary race.
In their announcement on the designation, the Iowa Farm Bureau Political Action Committee said King was selected based on his support of Farm Bureau policies, voting record, and support of Iowa’s farm families and rural communities.
“Congressman King has a proven pro-agriculture voting record over his 14 years in Congress,” said Audubon County farmer and IFBF PAC Chair, Randy Dreher. “He has consistently voted for key Farm Bureau priorities such as expanded trade and favorable tax policies, and is a dependable vote in support of many renewable fuels initiatives including a robust Renewable Fuels Standard and biofuels tax incentives which are critical to expanding Iowa’s economy.”
King appreciates the continued support of Iowa Farm Bureau. “I have always identified myself as an agribusinessman, someone who understands and values the rural way of life, farmers, and those who feed the world from Iowa’s rich, fertile farmland and are dedicated to adding value as close to the corn stalk and bean stem as possible, as many times as possible,” he remarked. “Agriculture is the backbone of Iowa’s economy and those who are involved in this industry are hard-working, smart, and productive citizens.”
In addition to the Farm Bureau Friend of Agriculture designation, King enjoys the support and endorsement of Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey, Senator Chuck Grassley, Senator Joni Ernst, Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds, and Iowa House Speaker Linda Upmeyer.
King serves on the US House Agriculture, Judiciary, and Small Business Committees. In 2015, he was named Chairman of the Executive Overreach Task Force by Speaker Paul Ryan. King has long chaired the Conservative Opportunity Society (COS), an organization founded by Speaker Newt Gingrich and others in 1983. COS is the leading voice for Constitutional and conservative principles in the U.S. House and represents one of only a half dozen seats at Speaker Ryan’s discussion table each week.
Congressman King is the founder of King Construction. A former small business owner, King resides in rural Sac County, Iowa, with his wife of 43 years, Marilyn. The Kings have three happily married sons and seven grandchildren; all the Kings live within 10 miles of each other.