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AFBF delegates pass Iowa policies

1/27/2020

Iowa-led policies on federal agency conduct, broadband needs and wetland definitions adopted by national group.

Iowans shine in Farm Bureau Innovation Challenge

1/27/2020

Three Iowa teams among top 10 in entrepreneur business contest; Idaho irrigation company takes top honors

USDA to open the application window for the second round of ReConnect Program funding

1/27/2020

Telecommunications companies, rural electric cooperatives and utilities, internet service providers and municipalities may apply for funding through USDA’s ReConnect Program to connect rural areas that currently have insufficient broadband service.

Iowa gears up for 2020 Caucuses

1/27/2020

The 2020 Iowa Caucuses are set for Feb. 3 across the state. Here’s what you need to know to participate.

USDA invests in broadband grants  for Northern Iowa communities

1/20/2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced last week that it is investing nearly $6 million in two high-speed broadband infrastructure projects that will create or improve rural e-Connectivity for more than 700 rural households and businesses throughout several counties northern Iowa and Minnesota.

AFBF names 7 Iowans to advisory committees

1/20/2020

Seven Iowa Farm Bureau members are serving on American Farm Bureau Federation’s (IFBF) Issue Advisory Committees this year.

Mitchell County residents will benefit from USDA broadband investment

1/17/2020

Osage Municipal Utilities (OMU) in northern Iowa will use a $397,749 ReConnect Program grant to provide broadband service to underserved households, farms and businesses in Mitchell County.

Property taxpayer protection, rural food animal veterinarians, and water quality and soil conservation are among 2020 legislative priorities for Iowa Farm Bureau

1/14/2020

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.

Registration now open for Iowa Specialty Producers Conference

1/13/2020

The Iowa Specialty Producers Conference is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, Jan. 23-24, 2020, at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny. This event is the first joint gathering of the Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (IFVGA) and the Iowa Wine Growers Association (IWGA).

Delegates set for AFBF Policy Session

1/13/2020

Iowa delegates to focus on resolutions to restrict regulatory expansion by federal agencies and to expand broadband access.

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