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Iowa Farm Bureau statement on President Biden’s executive order addressing livestock markets


“We have always believed competition is positive for agriculture and we are encouraged by the Biden administration’s focus on increasing competition in meat processing and other areas of agriculture. Farmers face countless risks and challenges raising the food, fuel and fiber that sustain America, but concern about equal market access and unfair practices should not be one of them. Market transparency and fairness deserve examination and action. We look forward to working with the administration to help bring about needed changes for farmers.”

ICE Manufacturing earns Iowa Farm Bureau’s Renew Rural Iowa Entrepreneur Award for community leadership and providing opportunity


Despite a pandemic, the rural Iowa town of Oelwein, located in Fayette County, saw the rise of a new business, ICE Manufacturing, maker of Alpha HD Trailers

Iowa Farm Bureau Federation statement on U.S. Supreme Court ruling regarding small refinery exemptions


“While we are disappointed in the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling today, we appreciate that the guardrails on biofuel waivers established by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals remain intact. This ruling is a blow for Iowa agriculture and our renewable fuel industry, which is a huge economic driver in our state."

Iowa Farm Bureau statement on U.S. Senate committee hearing on cattle market transparency and pricing


“Iowa farmers appreciate the leadership of our U.S. Senators, Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst, for their efforts raising awareness of farmers’ concerns about transparency and pricing in the cattle market and their comments during today’s U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry hearing seeking to establish a fair and transparent marketplace."

Iowa Farm Bureau Annual Cookout Contest returns to Iowa State Fair Grand Concourse


Iowans encouraged to enter at county level contests to chance to compete in state event for cash prizes.

Iowa Farm Bureau Federation statement on the EPA's reversal on Navigable Waters Protection Rule


“Iowa farmers are extremely disappointed by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) intention to rewrite the Navigable Waters Protection Rule. Farmers are committed to water quality efforts and preserving the land; however, they need clarity and certainty in rules to do that."