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School funding moves forward in Statehouse


Both chambers had a busy week of subcommittee and committee meetings.

Bills on grade sharing, farm truck weights and 'save' move forward


Many policy bills began moving through the legislative process

Lawmakers work on bills to extend SAVE program and repeal forest land property tax exemption


In the second week of the 2019 session, the Iowa Legislature began subcommittee work on several bills important to Farm Bureau members.

USDA to reopen FSA offices for additional services during government shutdown


U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that all Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices nationwide will soon reopen to provide additional administrative services to farmers and ranchers during the lapse in federal funding.

Fighting for the American farmer


President Trump cites work on better trade deals, tax cuts and regulatory reform in speech at AFBF convention.

2018: A year of AFBF policy wins


Plenty of work still to do in 2019 in trade, regulatory reform and other areas, says Zippy Duvall, AFBF president.

USDA to temporarily reopen many FSA offices for limited services during government shutdown


U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that many Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices will reopen for 3 days (during normal business hours) for the purposes of processing and other limited actions related to select farm operating and farm ownership loans, and to work on processing 1099s related to these loans.

Taxpayer protection, bolstering the Beginning Farmer Tax Credit Program, and water quality and soil conservation are among 2019 legislative priorities for Iowa Farm Bureau


Members of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF), Iowa’s largest grassroots farm organization, will focus their 2019 legislative lobbying strength on issues most important to members, including enhancing the Beginning Farmer Tax Credit program, water quality and soil conservation, and taxpayer protection.

Legislative priorities and consumer meat trends: The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 4


In this episode, Spokesman editor Dirck Steimel sits down with Iowa Farm Bureau’s Director of Government Relations to hear about Farm Bureau’s priority issues for the 2019 Iowa legislative session. Also, podcast host Laurie Johns interviews the CEOs of Fareway and the Iowa Restaurant Association about the trends they’re seeing in Iowa consumers’ meat purchasing and consumption habits.

Revitalizing Iowa's beginning farmer tax credit program


Farm Bureau is working to increase opportunities for beginning farmers and ensure the program's long-term viability.