Feenstra Optimistic Farm Bill Passes Before Sept. 30; Reacts To Primary Win

Washington, DC — Congressman Randy Feenstra says he’s hopeful a new Farm Bill will get through the House and Senate yet this year.

Feenstra is a member of the House Ag Committee and the so-called “mark up” is the prelude to presenting the bill to the full House for a vote. Last fall, congress had to extend the Farm Bill that passed in 2018 because work on a new five-year plan was stalled.

Earlier this week Feenstra emerged as the winner of the GOP Primary in Iowa’s fourth congressional district.

Kevin Virgil, a software company owner who served in the Army and was a CIA officer, moved back to the O’Brien County farm where he grew up to run against Feenstra. Virgil made opposition to carbon capture pipelines the cornerstone of his campaign. Feenstra won just over 60 percent of the vote in the primary, compared to just under 40 percent for Virgil.

Feenstra, who had surgery on May 2nd to treat a blood clot in his leg, says he’s doing well and is following his doctor’s recommendations during the recovery period. Feenstra, who is 55, is seeking a third term in the US House.


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