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Iowa Farm Bureau Federation statement on the Conserving and Restoring America the Beautiful report, known as 30x30


“While IFBF appreciates that the Biden Administration’s Conserving and Restoring America the Beautiful Report (30x30) acknowledges concerns raised by agriculture, the specific details are lacking."

Ocean shipping causing headaches


U.S. exporters urge ocean transport intervention to help move ag products overseas.

Sustainability Markets, Part 1: Agricultural Ecosystem Credit Markets – The Primer


This Market Intel article is the first in a five-part series provided by the American Farm Bureau Federation highlighting agricultural ecosystem credit markets (e.g., carbon credit markets) and the opportunities and challenges they present farmers, as well as the policy levers and many other factors involved. These articles provide a primer on agriculture ecosystem credit markets. With so many emerging ideas and platforms, it’s important to explore how these markets are developing and operating, as well as who is behind them and why. Also, you can find links to webinars and tools to help you learn.

Climate Change Trends in Agriculture


The EPA released its annual U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks report in February. Emissions related to agriculture totaled 669 million metric tons during 2019, up 1.1 percent from the previous year, or 10 percent of all gases when looking at each economic sector in the report (less than the transportation and electricity generation sectors). But long-term, the U.S. is producing 143 times more food and agricultural products today than in 1990 while using a bout the same amount of inputs, like fertilizer, that make-up the ag greenhouse gas sector totals.

Lawmakers move to protect Trump-era water rule


Resolutions in U.S. House and Senate are trying to stop the revival of the unpopular and expansive WOTUS rule.

Support for E15 label change


The outdated label only scares consumers and retailers away from an excellent fuel choice.

Regan promises  to enforce RFS


Michael Regan, the new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),

Online pesticide applicator training available


The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is pilot testing a program

DNR Staff Explain Proposed Resident Deer Hunting Rule


At a recent meeting of the Iowa DNR farmer advisory committee, DNR Deer Biometrician Tyler Harms explained the reasoning behind the department's proposed 2021-22 deer hunting rules. Watch and listen to his comments through a link in this story. The article also has more information about the proposed rule. Public comments close March 30.

Labor issues, regulations among NPPC priorities


On the heels of its annual meeting last week, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) spelled out its priorities for 2021 and beyond,