Thank you for considering a contribution to the Iowa Farm Bureau PAC. Even though Iowa agriculture is the single most important factor in our state for economic growth and job creation, there will always be opponents who are against our way of life.
From the Des Moines Water Works lawsuit to animal rights activists who want to end livestock production, and out-of-control EPA’s de facto ban on atrazine and ongoing Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. The battles across our state are never ending.
That's the philosophy behind the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation: by combining our voices and our resources, we are a strong advocate for agriculture and rural Iowa.
Select accomplishments inlcude:
- Making section 179 asset expensing permanent at the federal level and including section 179 asset expensing at the state level
- Stopping legislation that would shift the state's obligations to the back of property taxpayers
- Maintaining current funding for water quality and soil conservation
Despite these challenges, together we still have had many accomplishments, such as making section 179 asset expensing permanent at the federal level and including section 179 asset expensing at the state level for tax year 2015.
Together we were effective in stopping legislation attempting to shift the state’s obligations onto the back of property taxpayers in several areas, including mental health funding and school spending authority. And worked to keep property tax credits fully-funded at their current levels.
Despite current budget constraints we were able to maintain current funding for water quality and soil conservation.
Of course, it helps when Friends of Agriculture get elected in key districts across Iowa. 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 election.