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Decision 2016

9/26/2016

Every four years, the American Farm Bureau Federation asks the Democratic and Republican presidential nominees to address the issues that concern farmers and ranchers the most. The Spokesman will publish the candidates’ responses in the weeks running up to the Nov. 8 election.

Report shows EPA overreachon WOTUS

9/26/2016

Despite a stay ordered by a federal appeals court, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have continued to enforce the controversial Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule

View the Presidential Candidates' Positions on Agricultural Issues

9/23/2016

FBNews, the online/digital newsletter of American Farm Bureau, has begun posting responses from Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump on a range of issues that concern farmers and ranchers the most.

IFBF Ag Leaders urge lawmakers to push for trade expansion

9/19/2016

New trade opportunities are essential to give farm income a much-needed boost at a time when crop prices are below the cost of production, members of the Iowa Farm Bureau Ag Leaders Institute told lawmakers last week in Washington, D.C.

Livestock farmers win a legal victory over privacy concerns

9/19/2016

Livestock farmers in Iowa and around the country won a big legal victory recently when a federal appeals court ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had violated the farmers’ privacy rights by releasing personal information to environmental activist groups.

Iowa Farm Bureau offers to pay for the defense of farmers, rural Iowans in the Des Moines Water Works lawsuit

9/13/2016

The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) and the Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) have offered to underwrite the legal costs for the defense of the drainage districts targeted in the Des Moines Water Works (DMWW) lawsuit so the northwest Iowa drainage districts, farmers and rural citizens can focus on defending the lawsuit without the impossible task of covering the cost of a multi-million-dollar lawsuit.

EPA Violated Personal Privacy of Farmers, Ranchers

9/13/2016

The Environmental Protection Agency has violated the personal privacy of tens of thousands of farmers and ranchers, according to a unanimous ruling issued by the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

FB offers to pay costs to defend against DMWW lawsuit

9/12/2016

The Iowa Farm Bureau Fed­eration (IFBF), along with the Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA), last week offered to underwrite the legal costs for the defense of the drainage districts in northwest Iowa who are targeted in a lawsuit filed by the Des Moines Water Works (DMWW) in case the lawsuit goes to trial.

Hill: It’s time to implement FB policy solutions

9/12/2016

Iowa Farm Bureau members continue to lead the way in developing sound policies to deal with the environmental, regulatory and economic challenges that farmers face today, according to Craig Hill, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) president.

Industry Groups Ask High Court to Review Clean Water Rule Appeal Venue

9/9/2016

Organizations seeking to vacate the Environmental Protection Agency’s and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ expansive “Waters of the U.S.” rule are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review whether the 6th Circuit Court is the appropriate court to hear challenges to the rule.

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