U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley says that the economic situation is an “overriding concern” and hopes to see legislation passed that will provide additional funding to dairy and pork producers, according to the Iowa Independent. The Republican senator remains optimistic that help is on the way.

“We have government capability of purchasing products, and we also have the government subsidizing some exports at this point," said Grassley.

“Over the last few years, our industry of agriculture has seen its livestock producers take hit after hit with various economic factors,” Grassley said. He cited unscientific trade restrictions put in place by some countries and high corn prices facing livestock producers. “Once that price issue has settled down, pork and dairy producers continued to see low prices and oversupply.”

Misinformation, he said, continues to impact the swine industry.

Read more on Grassley’s comments.

Source: Iowa Independent