FB to focus on roads, conservation in 2015 Iowa session

Farm Bureau will focus on increased funding for Iowa’s deteriorating roads and bridges, adequately funding Iowa’s water quality and soil conservation programs and continuing to protect property taxpayers in the upcoming 2015 session of the Iowa Legislature, which will open Jan. 12.

Increased funding for Iowa’s roads and bridges, many of which are badly in need of repair or rebuilding, is vital to providing a safe and efficient transportation system for Iowa’s agriculture economy. Iowa faces a funding shortfall of $230 million per year just to meet the critical needs of aging roads and bridges.

Farm Bureau policy states that any additional revenue for transportation infrastructure should be generated from the state’s fuel tax, said Craig Hill, president of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation...

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