In The News Articles
Iowa Farm Bureau welcomes new leaders to 2021 Young Farmer Advisory Committee
8/2/2021 9:36:00 AM
These officers and district representatives are committed to uniting young farmers, ages 18-35, throughout the state through engaging programs and events.
How to add edge-of-field conservation practices, like bioreactors and saturated buffers, to your farm | The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 79
7/26/2021 2:00:00 AM
In this episode, Iowa Farm Bureau Conservation and Natural Resources Policy Advisor Rick Robinson discusses the water quality progress that you might not be seeing or hearing in recent news coverage. And Shane Wulf (Edge of Field Coordinator for the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship) shares the assistance that’s available to help farmers implement edge-of-field conservation practices (like bioreactors and saturated buffers) on their farms.
Digging into cattle market transparency and a new, innovative crop marketing opportunity in northern Iowa | The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 78
7/12/2021 2:00:00 AM
In this episode, we dig into the crucial issue of cattle market transparency. We also receive a status update on the Shell Rock Soy Processing plant in northern Iowa – a project that combines rural economic development with the latest advancements in renewable energy technology and valued-added agriculture.
Iowa Farm Bureau statement on President Biden’s executive order addressing livestock markets
7/9/2021 1:57:00 PM
“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
6/29/2021 4:22:00 PM
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
Strengthening and funding local meat lockers and processors | The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 77
6/28/2021 2:00:00 AM
In this episode, Representative Chad Ingels discusses a recently-signed state bill that provides support for new and existing meat lockers, as well as the workforce needed to make those lockers successful.
Iowa Farm Bureau Federation statement on U.S. Supreme Court ruling regarding small refinery exemptions
6/25/2021 12:40:26 PM
“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
6/23/2021 5:22:00 PM
“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."
Senate Ag Committee to hold cattle market transparency hearing on June 23
6/21/2021 12:38:43 PM
The U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee has announced it will hold a hearing on Wednesday, June 23, to examine cattle market transparency and prices.