Landowner protections for infrastructure projects, such as pipelines, gained strong support from voting delegates at the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation’s (IFBF) 2022 Summer Policy Conference in West Des Moines last week.

Delegates representing all 100 county Farm Bureaus also affirmed crop insurance as a priority for upcoming farm bill discussions and supported ex­panding the scope of practices that licensed veterinary technicians can perform, among other issues during two days of robust policy discussions.

IFBF President Brent Johnson, a Calhoun County farmer, commended the work of Farm Bureau members and delegates on forming policy that will guide the organization’s policy efforts.

“The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation’s Summer Policy Conference provides our organization with a clear direction on policy, directly from our membership, shaping our legislative efforts moving forward,” said Johnson.

“Our policy development process reflects the true grassroots nature of the organization, with active engagement, participation and input from members in each county, ensuring a strong and unified voice to...