AFBF delegates pass Iowa policies

Brent Lorimor
Iowa delegates added their voices at the American Farm Bureau Federation annual policy session in Austin, Texas. Brent Lorimor of Fremont County makes a point during a discussion over international trade programs. PHOTO / DIRCK STEIMEL

Iowa Farm Bureau delegates successfully included policy language during the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) annual policy session last week in Austin, Texas, designed to help ensure that federal agencies follow required processes and procedures when they implement regulations affecting agriculture. 

The AFBF delegates also backed Iowa language in several other key areas, including:

• A policy to better identify rural areas underserved by broadband providers and to prioritize those areas in programs designed to increase internet connectivity.

• A policy to the make the definition of a wetland clear and stable, to prevent designations from shifting over time or because of location.

“The more than 350 delegates from all over the...

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