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Legislature protects property taxpayers, water quality funds


The recently adjourned 2020 session addressed several Farm Bureau members' priorities.

Legislature back at work, gov. signs zoning law


The Iowa Legislature reconvened last week to complete the 2020 legislative session.

Budget issues face lawmakers as work resumes


Protecting property taxpayers and funding for water quality are key Farm Bureau priorities as 2020 session restarts.

Iowa DOT may delay road projects due to drop in gas tax collections


Iowa may delay some road projects over the next five years because motorists are traveling less, reducing gas tax payments used for construction, a key transportation official said.

Farm stress: Consider Iowa telehealth counselors


Farmers experiencing stress who would like to visit with a counselor should consider telehealth opportunities. Many telehealth counselors are taking new clients.

USDA Unveils Tool to Help Rural Communities Address the COVID-19 Pandemic


U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today unveiled a one-stop-shop of federal programs that can be used by rural communities, organizations and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stressful times for Iowa farmers; Telehealth resources available


The current economic situation is the worst since the 1980’s farm crisis with no end in sight. The American Counseling Association of Iowa has developed a list of a list of mental health providers interested in seeing new patients in telehealth sessions at Gov. Kim Reynolds issued an executive order that telehealth appointments are to be covered 100% by insurance carriers for the duration of the coronavirus crisis.

Making their case in D.C.


Iowa Farm Bureau members stress need for enforcement on new trade deals, robust RFS.

Legislature sends county zoning and K-12 funding bills to governor


The Iowa Legislature moved several agriculture-related bills forward last week as it completed the eighth week of the 2020 legislative session.

Making their case at the Capitol


Farm Bureau members lobby lawmakers on mental health funding and other issues.