Iowa Farm Bureau delegates at the policy session of the 100th annual meeting of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) last week in New Orleans successfully worked to include strong language in the national organization’s policy to prohibit lab-grown and plant-based proteins from using terms associated with traditional meat products.

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

• A directive that federal crop insurance premiums should not be based on specific conservation practices;

• A resolution that Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices be considered essential and kept open during government shutdowns;

• Measures to prevent states from converting interstate highways into toll roads;

• The withdrawal of a resolution that would have required the federal government to determine grain quality discounts.

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