Ron DeSantis promises ‘first dibs’ on Department of Agriculture to Iowa if he wins the presidency

DeSantis in prosperity
'We'll send it to Iowa, and you guys can take care of it.'

Ron DeSantis is confident he’s going to win the Iowa caucuses — and if he does, they may be queued up to get a Cabinet Department.

In remarks in Iowa, DeSantis said the Hawkeye State could handle a Cabinet department.

“You guys will have first dibs on the Department of Agriculture. We’ll send it to Iowa, and you guys can take care of it,” the 2024 presidential candidate said in Newton Saturday.

The reason for this proposal?

DeSantis said “a number of people said that they don’t like USDA Washington bureaucrats interfering with how people are farming and they would much rather have this agency be run with people from their own communities.” Moreover, it’s consistent with his pitch to “reduce (Cabinet Agency) footprints in D.C. by at least 50%.”

This is actually the second federal agency DeSantis has teased farming out to the Hawkeye State.

Back in August, he told supporters in Iowa that the Department of Justice (DOJ) Civil Rights Division was up for grabs, advising them that “if Iowa wants the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, just let us know, maybe we’ll make that happen.”

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


19 comments

  • MH/Duuuval

    December 2, 2023 at 6:24 pm

    No doubt the current Sec. of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, would be glad to return to his native state to continue the good work he’s done in this area of the economy.

    • Earl Pitts "Political Scientist Emeritus" American

      December 3, 2023 at 8:30 am

      Good Morn ‘Ting America,
      This is exactly what 87.63% of the American voters are looking for:
      1.) Real professtinals running trimed-down to “Fighting Weight” agencies.
      2.) An end to filling Agency head’s and upper management with:
      a.) Unqualifird people who are members of some obscure and peverse member of a sub-group which offends 97% of all Americans.
      This is the common sense method of running our Great Nation which 87.63% of ALL American Voters will cross party lines for.
      Best of all, America, we will get The Ronald in The White House where he and The Lovely Casey belong for the next GLORIOUS EIGHT YEARS!!!!!
      EPA
      *queue annoyingly loud Patriotic music to further annoy all the Dook 4 Brains usual suspect “bots” posting their canned drival.*
      *FREE BUMPER STICKER*
      *I STAND WITH EARL PITTS AMERICAN*

      • rick whitaker

        December 3, 2023 at 8:52 am

        WARNING ⚠ TROLL COMMENT BY EARL

  • My Take

    December 2, 2023 at 6:29 pm

    What a tin pot.
    What a blatherinģ clown.
    If he wins Iowa and the Dems win POTUS, lets send a hazardous waste dump to Iowa. Or low-level nuclear.
    Nstional Dump-DeSSantis

  • My Take

    December 2, 2023 at 6:29 pm

    What a tin pot.
    What a blatherinģ clown.
    If he wins Iowa and the Dems win POTUS, lets send a hazardous waste dump to Iowa. Or low-level nuclear.
    Nstional Dump-DeSSantis

  • Michael K

    December 2, 2023 at 8:25 pm

    The good news is it will never happen.

  • Robert Wagenaar

    December 2, 2023 at 11:10 pm

    Hey deathsantis–is there a federal government, or is it just up to somebody in only Iowa to run agriculture and justice departments?

  • Predators’ Party

    December 2, 2023 at 11:59 pm

    Nothing more Christian than offering a criminal bribe.

  • PeterH

    December 3, 2023 at 1:53 am

    The news this evening is the second head of DeSantis’s SupPac was fired this evening after nine days on the job.

    Very soon ….. The Ron DeSantis regime will be crying crocodile tears under the Republican Primary Klown Bus!

    Republicans are America’s worst enemy!

    Vote all Republicans out of office!

    • rick whitaker

      December 3, 2023 at 3:49 pm

      PeterH, i like how you make the same comment at the end of your comments. saying those same two statements over and over is good for readers to see. to some people like mga cultist’, the truth hurts. keep hurting them, they deserve it.

  • My Take

    December 3, 2023 at 3:48 am

    The ag officias can see Iowa’s pregnant sow abuse up close.

    • MH/Duuuval

      December 3, 2023 at 11:28 am

      True, dat.

  • Elmo

    December 3, 2023 at 9:26 am

    Ron lives in an alternate reality.

  • waken

    December 3, 2023 at 1:50 pm

    Where is my $2/gallon gasoline that you promised Rona? How come your elections top cop lay dead near your office for half an hour?

    • MH/Duuuval

      December 3, 2023 at 2:23 pm

      I read some folks are advocating opening up Florida’s waters for drilling — that should get prices at the pump down, unless our oil companies continue to sell abroad.

      • rick whitaker

        December 3, 2023 at 2:58 pm

        oil companies have too much power, supply and demand doesn’t always matter in their decisions.

      • MH/Duuuval

        December 4, 2023 at 11:44 pm

        Today’s newspaper reports that the US is now pumping oil than Russia and Saudi Arabia combined. Call me paranoid, but whatever happened to good old supply and demand?

  • Joe

    December 3, 2023 at 4:29 pm

    Never Stop Pandering!!

  • what

    December 3, 2023 at 7:34 pm

    With all of Rona’s bullcrap, I am thinking biofuels is our future eldorado!

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