Pivoting to policy matters

Richland Township
Many different structures become polling places on election day in rural Iowa. In Story County's Richland township north of Nevada, voters hurried in to Denny Wilkening's shed to cast their votes on Nov. 3. In all, Iowans cast 1,687,833 votes in the 2020 election, according to unofficial results from the Iowa Secretary of State's office. That's nearly 100,000 higher than the previous record. PHOTO / GARY FANDEL

With voting completed in the 2020 election, the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) has started working with lawmakers at the state and national levels to address key issues brought forward in the organization’s grassroots policy development process, Craig Hill, IFBF president, said last week.

“With most of the election results in, our key focus now is to implement the policies that were drafted by our county Farm Bureau delegates,” Hill said.

At the national level, IFBF will carry Iowa’s policy goals, advocating for the ...

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