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IFBF Ag Leaders urge more cooperation on key ag issues

9/18/2017

As tough conditions continue to plague the farm economy, Congress can help by breaking through partisan barriers on key issues like tax reform, trade and the farm bill

Time is running out for  congressional action

9/18/2017

At the start of each year, the calendar seems to hold limitless possibilities.

Top 10 tips for managing manure applications this fall

9/18/2017

Harvest season is coming quick and with it manure application.

Resident Iowa Antlerless Deer Tags Available for Sale to Hunters, Landowners & Tenants

9/15/2017

Additional antlerless deer tags are still available to resident Iowa deer hunters. Learn how to get them in this story.

Regional DNR REAP Assemblies Oct. 4-26

9/15/2017

The 2017 DNR Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP) Assemblies will be held Oct. 4-26 at 18 locations. Here is a listing of the dates and locations, and background information, including Farm Bureau REAP policy that may be helpful to members attending an assembly.

Target conservation acres, IFBF delegates say

9/11/2017

Conservation programs should be targeted to maximize environmental benefits while keeping productive farmland in use to create opportunities and economic activity in rural communities

Iowa ag leaders cheer Northey nomination to USDA post

9/11/2017

Iowa farm leaders, lawmakers and others last week cheered the nomination of Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey to the newly created post of under secretary for farm production and conservation (FPAC) in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

EPA considering restrictions on dicamba applications

9/11/2017

The U.S. Environmental Pro­tection Agency is considering setting a cutoff date for dicamba herbicide applications next year in response to damage caused by drift and off-target movement of the weed killer

Members of Congress Support Protecting Farmers and Ranchers from Crushing Regulatory Burdens

8/29/2017

On Tuesday, (August 02, 2017) 30 members of Congress signed and sent a letter to the chairmen and ranking members of the House committees on Natural Resources and Agriculture requesting that they work together to address the numerous regulatory inefficiencies and statutory roadblocks in the agriculture community. They urged the committees to modernize the Endangered Species Act and similarly outdated laws and regulations.

WOTUS Public Comment Deadline Extended

8/29/2017

Farmers and ranchers now have until Sept. 27 to submit comments in support of the Environmental Protection Agency ditching the 2015 Waters of the U.S. rule. The rule, which was halted by the courts, had more to do with controlling land than protecting water and only created confusion for farmers, according to Don Parrish, AFBF’s senior director of regulatory relations.

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