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Court cases show that livestock belongs

5/14/2019

Two recent jury verdicts in Iowa illustrate that responsible livestock production fits well in the state.

Iowa livestock farmers can count on CSIF

5/14/2019

Iowa livestock farmers, both young and more experienced, can count on support from the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers, or CSIF

New water rule provides clarity for farmers, IFBF says

4/22/2019

The federal government’s proposed new Clean Water Rule goes a long way toward providing clarity and certainty for farmers

Iowa DNR proposes 2019-2020 resident deer hunting rules

4/12/2019

The Natural Resource Commission gave its initial approve to the 2019 resident deer hunting rules. Statewide, the overall proposed county antlerless quotas increase by 3,525. The addition of Winneshiek County brings the total number of counties authorized for a January antlerless-only deer season to five. The NRC will likely give its final approval at its June 13 meeting.

NRCS grants conservation compliance waivers in federal disaster counties

4/12/2019

Iowa NRCS is allowing automatic one-year conservation compliance waivers for ephemeral gully erosion for producers in the counties that have received presidential disaster declarations.

Governor to decide statewide weight limit for ag sprayers

3/27/2019

The Iowa legislature has voted to let three-wheeled vehicles used to spray farm fields carry up to 25,000 pounds of chemicals or nutrients on Iowa highways.

Meatless diets and livestock – facts and fiction about the environmental impact: The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 9

3/25/2019

Welcome to Episode 9 of The Spokesman Speaks podcast. In this episode, nationally-recognized air quality expert Dr. Frank Mitloehner (an animal science professor at UC Davis) challenges misinformation about the environmental impact of livestock production and meat consumption. The episode also includes an important update on EPA's Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule.

Farmers’ efforts helping waterfowl

3/18/2019

Conservation gains in Iowa and other north-central states is creating more wildlife habitat for ducks.

Cattlemen guarding meat label integrity

3/18/2019

Livestock group wants lab-cultured proteins to include word ‘imitation’ on product labels.

Facing spring manure application challenges

3/15/2019

If the weather is causing challenges with manure storage, please contact your DNR field office before land applying.

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