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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.

A lot in common for agriculture and Trump


President Donald Trump, spea­k­­ing to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) 2018 annual convention in Nashville

Iowa Issues Special Local Needs Label Outlining DICAMBA-Specific Training Requirements


Farmers and applicators using the products must participate before using the products

2018 in review


Water quality funding, trade disputes and erratic weather dominate Iowa agriculture headlines in 2018.

A new direction on water rules


Proposed changes designed to add clarity about waters nationwide covered by the Clean Water Act.

Farmers’ hard work is behind new water rule


Last week’s proposal to overhaul the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule showed that hard work and persistence can yield results

Iowa Farm Bureau Federation statement on EPA clarifying Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Rule


For more than five years, Iowa farmers have advocated for a new clean water rule that protects our water resources and can be easily understood and implemented so farmers can productively work their land while receiving regulatory certainty.

EPA On Record Confirming Atrazine Not Likely to Cause Cancer


The U.S. EPA is now clearly on record as confirming that atrazine is not likely to cause cancer or any other disease when used according to the label directions, the Iowa Farm Bureau noted in a letter to the agency regarding its recent draft human health risk assessment of the popular crop protection compound. The agency also confirmed its safety for farmers using atrazine with typical, agronomically recommended application methods. However, the federal agency must still make some corrections to its previous ecological risk assessment based on the best available data to ensure the product can continue to be used in high-residue situations. Learn more in this story.

EPA tightens dicamba application requirements


The EPA last week tweaked requirements for applying dicamba over-the-top in soybeans and cotton, but the changes are unlikely to solve many of the challenges with off-target movement that have occurred during the past two growing seasons