Hi I'm Senator Joni Ernst, and today I'm encouraging you to join me in celebrating national Ag Day. Iowa and agriculture go hand-in-hand, whether it's a family owned and operated corn, soybean and hog farm like I grew up on, or your local feed and seed store. Ag Day gives us an opportunity to celebrate the diverse agricultural industries in our state that help speed and feel both our nation and others across the globe. Agriculture is the foundation of our national economy, and in Iowa, we set the standard for quality production. In fact, Iowa is the number one producer of corn and soybeans and produces more ethanol, pork, and eggs than many states combined. So today, let's thank Iowa’s hardworking folks for their agricultural contributions and wish them a happy Ag Day!