Harris in Iowa


A Storm Lake voter’s environmental concerns inspired ripped-from-the-briefing-book answers from Harris about Iowa’s wind power, but also philosophical musings about how she prioritizes preserving the planet. “I care about the environment not because I have any particular interest in hugging a tree,” Harris told her tour guide, Andrea Frantz, “but because I have a very strong interest in hugging a healthy baby.”

At Matt Russell and Pat Standley’s Coyote Run Farm in Lacona, Harris wanted to hear about the future of farming and how to address climate change. She toured the farm in boots, stopping off for a conversation with Russell and a young farming family. They talked about trade, rural development and the farm bill.