Thank you for considering a contribution to the Iowa Farm Bureau PAC.
When we ask for your support for state legislators and other elected officials that support Iowa agriculture, our number one goal is to be good stewards of your money. With your help through the Farm Bureau PAC, we have been able to continue to elect pro-agriculture legislators.Last year, we were preparing for the Des Moines Water Works lawsuit over water nitrate issues. The good news is that a judge threw out the baseless lawsuit. But our work is not done. We need to build a firewall against frivolous lawsuits aimed at agriculture. This starts with water quality legislation that does not disadvantage agriculture, but rather supports collaboration with farmers and supports Iowa’s Nutrient Reduction Strategy. Farmer-legislators crafted and the Iowa House passed a water quality bill in 2016, and the Iowa Senate passed similar legislation in 2017. Now it’s time to send this water quality legislation to our Governor and create certainty for farmers in 2018.
Since 2013 we have been fighting the EPA’s attempts to radically expand their definition of the “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS).
New EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has formally submitted a plan to rescind the misguided rule. Once this rule is finally buried, we can work with the new administration to put in place a final rule that works with agriculture, fits within the intent of the Clean Water Act passed by Congress, and conforms to what the United States Supreme Court has ruled in multiple cases.
Good times come and go for Iowa agriculture, but one thing that always matters is that we have the resources to defend those who defend us. During the last few years, the dollars we've been able to provide to the campaigns of Friends of Agriculture have made an important difference in winning elections.
Please give your donation careful consideration. Each of us has a responsibility to defend our industry for the next generation of farmers. Your investment will make a difference. Alone, we can be ignored, but together we are a statewide force of thousands to be reckoned with.
In advance, thank you for your help and we look forward to keeping you updated as we progress through the next session and into the next election.