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Survey: Iowans love meat; buy on freshness, price and taste


Nearly all Iowa households eat meat, and their meat purchase decisions are driven primarily by freshness, price and taste more than how or where the meat or poultry was raised,

Ag backs clean withdrawal emission regulations


A move by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to rollback Obama-era greenhouse gas emission regulations is drawing praise from ag organizations.

Registrants, EPA & States Agree to Dicamba Label Changes


Registrants have voluntarily agreed to dicamba label changes that impose additional requirements for "over the top" use of these products next year. Learn more in the story.

IFBF urges EPA to rescind and quickly replace WOTUS rule


Calling the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule “misguided” and a “federal overreach,”

Water quality research projects funded at ISU


Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University announces new funding for 11 projects.

FB members help defeat anti-livestock petition


Iowa Farm Bureau members applauded last weeks’ unanimous vote by the Iowa Environmental Pro­tection Commission (EPC) to deny two activist groups’ petition that would have radically altered the state’s 15-year-old master matrix, the scoring system used to evaluate the siting of livestock barns.

Working to scale back overregulation on farming


The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) used comments from Farm Bureau members to submit suggestions for regulatory reform to the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) as part of the deparment’s efforts to implement the president’s regulatory reform agenda.

AFBF Submits Regulatory Reform Priorities


AFBF used comments from Farm Bureau members to submit suggestions for regulatory reform to the Agriculture Department as part of the agency’s efforts to implement the president’s regulatory reform agenda. Paul Schlegel, AFBF’s director of environment and energy policy, explained in a recent Newsline that overregulation by federal agencies is burdensome to all of agriculture.

Organic acreage on the rise


U.S. organic farmland passed 5 million acres for the first time last year, a 15 percent increase over the number of certified acres reported in 2014 and up 23 percent since the department started reporting in 2008.

IFBF Ag Leaders urge more cooperation on key ag issues


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