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Ag groups push for farmer-centered climate policies

11/23/2020

American Farm Bureau and others recommend a voluntary, incentive-based climate policy to promote ag resilience.

Direction change for ag policy under Biden presidency

11/16/2020

The potential of a Biden administration would likely bring changes in regulations, trade and a focus on climate.

Soybean group sues EPA over new rules for dicamba applications

11/16/2020

The American Soybean Association has sued the Environmental Protection Ag­­en­­cy over new ap­­plication restrictions for dicamba herbicides.

Pivoting to policy matters

11/9/2020

With the 2020 voting complete, Farm Bureau begins work on key agriculture issues.

EPA approves dicamba use for next five years

11/2/2020

The approval of three dicamba products for soybeans also included control measures to limit off-target damage.

A potential to devastate farmers

11/2/2020

Iowa would suffer a huge hit under a proposed bill to stop sales of internal combustion-powered vehicles by 2035.

Iowa Farm Bureau Federation statement on congressional efforts to eliminate combustion engine

10/29/2020

This legislation would spell disaster for Iowa farmers, the Iowa biofuels industry, rural Iowans and their communities.

EPA considers phase out of Bt corn hybrids to slow resistance

10/19/2020

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering a proposal to phase out single trait Bt corn hybrids within three years as part of a plan to delay further development of above-ground in­­sect resistance.

Manure Applicator Certification Reminder

10/16/2020

Before you go to the fields to apply manure, check to make sure your applicator certification is current. The certification can now be renewed online.

Dicamba soybeans clear hurdle

10/5/2020

However, registration for dicamba herbicides in the system remains on hold at EPA.

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