Iowa's crop and livestock farmers face a wide array of complex rules and regulations.
Don’t tackle them alone! Learn how to comply with farm rules and regulations, using Farm Bureau’s regulatory backgrounders, Farm*A*Syst, and the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers.
The following resources pertain to environmental rules and regulations and how to comply with them.
Buying/Selling Livestock Operations
Commercial Manure Application
Manure Agreement Considerations
Manure Applicator Certification
Oil Spill Prevention
Stockpiling: Bulk Dry Animal Nutrient Product
Stockpiling: Dry Confinement
Stockpiling: Dry-Bedded Confinement
Stockpiling: Open Feedlot Solids
Water Quality Standards
Water Quality Improvement Plans
Winter Application of Manure
Iowa Farm*A*Syst helps rural residents protect drinking water on their farmsteads and acreages, as well as nearby streams. Tailor Iowa Farm*A*Syst to your needs by choosing specific topics that fit your situation.
Each stand-alone unit gives you brief background on the subject and an assessment worksheet to evaluate on-farm practices affecting water quality. Also included are references to Iowa environmental laws and contact information for confidential technical advice.
Assess Your Farmstead Characteristics
Assess Your Water Well Condition & Maintenance
Assess Your Household Wastewater Management
Assess Your Open Feedlot Manure Management
Assess Your Confinement Livestock Manure Management
Assess Your Dead Animal Management
Assess Your Pesticide Storage & Management
Assess Your Fertilizer Storage & Management
Assess Your Petroleum Storage & Management
Assess Your Hazardous Materials Storage & Management
Assess Your Emergency Response Planning for Manure Spills
Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF)
CSIF helps livestock farmers navigate the maze of state and federal regulations, provides building site analysis, and consults on safeguarding the environment and enhancing neighbor relations. Their services are free and confidential. Iowa Farm Bureau is a founding member of CSIF.