Iowa Farm Bureau’s Annual USDA Crop Report Trip to Washington, D.C. will be Wednesday, September 11 through Friday, September 13. The trip is organized by the Iowa Farm Bureau in cooperation with Iowa’s Agricultural Statistical Reporting Service (USDA). 

As a part of this exclusive opportunity, 8-10 members will be selected to participate in the USDA’s lockup for the release of the September crop production report, which will be on Thursday, September 12.  

Additionally, participants will:

  • Visit the American Farm Bureau Federation and meet with staff. 
  • Participate in additional USDA briefings.
  • Visit a foreign embassy with agricultural trade relevance to the U.S. 
  • Participate in several networking opportunities. 
  • Enjoy built-in free time to explore D.C. 

Hotel, group meals and air travel expenses (from Des Moines) are included for accepted applicants.  The deadline for applications is Sunday, June 30, 2024..

The purpose of this educational trip is to become informed and knowledgeable of the USDA procedures used for assembling and analyzing national crop production data as well as meet with government agencies and other officials that regulate, oversee or influence agricultural markets.

Trip participants are asked to share what they learned from this experience with other Farm Bureau members, as well as the public.

For more information and to apply for consideration, please click the button below.

Event Registration

 If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, feel free to contact Zach Brummer at