September 11, 2018 Press Releases

Farmers Union PAC Endorses Heidi Heitkamp for U.S. Senate

FARGO, N.D. – Today, the National Farmers Union PAC endorsed Heidi Heitkamp for U.S. Senate. In North Dakota, Farmers Union (NDFU) is the largest agricultural organization in the state – and Heidi is a proud NDFU member. During her first term in the Senate, Heidi has been a tireless advocate for North Dakota’s agricultural producers – where she helped write, negotiate and pass a strong Farm Bill in 2014. She’s currently on the Farm Bill conference committee working to send this year’s Farm Bill to the president’s desk.

“Since my time as Agriculture Commissioner and Heidi’s as Attorney General, I’ve seen firsthand her steadfast commitment to North Dakota family farmers and ranchers,” said Roger Johnson, Chairman of National Farmers Union PAC. “And in the Senate, Heidi has been a strong and tireless voice for family farmers on the Agriculture committee – protecting crop insurance and the Renewable Fuel Standard from partisan cuts, working across the aisle on a strong Farm Bill and fighting to protect farmers from this short-sighted trade war. We need Heidi in the Senate, and National Farmers Union PAC is proud to support her.”

“When I was first elected to the Senate, I made it my top priority to get a seat on the Agriculture committee – and every single day as North Dakota’s senator, I wake up and fight for the future of our state and rural America,” said Senator Heitkamp. “That’s why I’m so proud to accept the support of Farmers Union. Growing up in a town with fewer than 90 people, I learned at a young age that agriculture is the backbone of North Dakota’s economy. And in the Senate, I’ll always put politics aside and give a strong voice to our ag producers – whether it’s rolling back EPA regulations that hurt our farmers or standing up against this reckless trade war.”

In the Senate, Heidi has worked across the aisle to get results for North Dakota farmers and ranchers. In 2014, she helped write, negotiate and pass a strong Farm Bill for North Dakota – and, this year, she’s serving on the conference committee to iron out a Farm Bill to give our ag producers more certainty. Heidi also knows that farmers want more markets to sell their goods – that’s why she’s worked to open new markets for North Dakota ag producers and has been outspoken against the trade war that’s already hurting North Dakota’s economy. Meanwhile, Kevin Cramer has never served on the ag committee and has been the trade war’s number one cheerleader. He also joined forces with an extreme, anti-ag group that wants to slash crop insurance and completely eliminate the sugar program and the Renewable Fuel Standard.