The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 3, 1966 · Page 9
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 9

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, November 3, 1966
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BUILDING FOR TOMORROW ACTION FOR AGRICULTURE i "...Never has rural America received more substantial victories in the halls of Congress than during the past two years." STAN GREIGG Sioux City Journal Editorial February 26, 1965 . . . Iowa's new crop of Democratic Congressmen hit the jackpot on committee assignments. Stanley Greigg of the Sixth District was assigned to the politically strategic Agriculture Committee, as was Bert Bandstra of the Fourth District. Agriculture is a much sought-after appointment, particularly by members from the top farming states. It is unusual to have two freshmen from the same state win such posts .... KEY COMMIHEE ASSIGNMENTS Rep. Greigg was appointed to serve on the vital Agriculture Committee of the House of Representatives. In addition Greigg received three important sub-committee assignments: (I) Livestock and Feed Grains (2) Conservation and Credit, and (3) Domestic Marketing and Consumer Relations. The seniority which Congressman Greigg has gained on these committees will allow him to continue to play a major role in maintaining a vibrant agricultural economy. |«-* n|.,-,-M t»f br IHi* h. i *M,«|iU(l,t,f|lM<r'*>'ll»«n>M>ft*lt.M*MU t (•MtMlM hMff tt ,I*M lUr«f !'• MW.I-I: Congressman Greigg discusses possible improvements in tha Feed Grains legislation with Woodbury County farmer Dennis Clark, who says "for the first time in years, I can plan for the future." Congressman Greigg and fellow fowa Congressman Bert; Bandstra, both members of the all important Committee on Agriculture, review Packer Feeder legislation with Ag Committee Vice-Chairman Robert Poage of Texas. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs Congressman Greigg's Emergency Feed Grain Bill (PL 89-112), and presents the pen used in the ceremony to the author of the measure. TWO GREIGG BILLS PASSED Congressman Greigg saw two of his own bills passed during his first term in office. One Congressional leader called this accomplishment "Indeed unique in the history of the house". The first bill (PL 89-112) aids flood and disaster affected farmers in the feed grain program; the second (HR 12360) provides for the sale of surplus storage quonset buildings to area communities, organizations, and non-profit industrial development corporations. CONTINUATION OF FARM PROGRAM UPHILL BATTLE "Our greatest industry, Agriculture, is the life blood of Northwest 'owa, our Nation, and Our World". STAN GREIGG The 4 year farm program, and it's important feed grains section was a vital boost to the economy of Iowa. Congressman Greigg pledged in 1964 to support this important legislation. Although adjustments are still needed to make this good program, a better program, such legislation must be maintained even though there are those, right here in Northwest Iowa, who would scuttle the program. 71% of the farms in our district currently participate in the Feed Grains program.

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