In this episode, USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Administrator Ken Isley and Iowa Farm Bureau Senior Economist Dr. Sam Funk analyze the United States' Phase 1 trade agreement with China.
During the convention, IFBF delegates successfully advanced state-developed policy that was adopted into the AFBF national policy book
“Iowa farmers care about the environment and are relieved to have more clarity and predictability around the rules so they can better protect and preserve the land for future generations."
While there’s nothing wrong with adding plant-based foods to your meals—in fact, you should eat fruits and veggies!— there is also no shame or guilt necessary for also eating meat.
Livestock can convert inedible plant waste like corn stalk residue and soy hulls into protein-rich food for humans like meat and dairy through upcycling.
“The passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada-Agreement (USMCA) marks a significant milestone for Iowa agriculture and several other industries. Mexico and Canada are the two largest export markets for U.S. agriculture, and the passage of USMCA will provide more freedom and certainty in the marketplace, fairer trade, and increased opportunities for Iowa farmers.
Iowa farmers have long pushed for more free and open markets, and we are pleased with the progress towards that goal through the phase one China trade deal.
Members of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF), Iowa’s largest grassroots farm organization, will focus their 2020 legislative lobbying strength on issues most important to members, including protecting property taxpayers.
January 13 marks the beginning of Iowa’s 2020 legislative session, and this episode features a preview of Iowa Farm Bureau’s legislative priorities in 2020, along with an update (from Iowa DNR Water Quality Resource Coordinator Adam Schnieders) on the significant progress that’s being made on one evergreen priority: protecting and improving Iowa’s water quality.
It’s going to be a tremendous decade of progress, not only for Iowa farmers but for all of us who want to make strides toward protecting our natural resources, improving the quality of our food and providing farm animals with the best care possible.