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Reminder to check manure application certification

10/17/2019

Check to make sure you are certified to apply manure this season. Time is getting short, but there are still ways to get certified.

Public input sought on common ownership definition change

10/17/2019

The DNR is seeking comments on a rule proposal to change the definition of common ownership for livestock farms. The definition applies when determining whether two barn sites should be counted together for determining setback distances, MMPs and permits.

Groups ask EPA for more hemp crop protection

10/7/2019

The American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Industrial Hemp Council have asked the Environmental Protection Agency to add 10 crop protection products to those applications approved for use on hemp.

A grassroots victory

9/23/2019

Farm Bureau’s efforts have led to the repeal of the WOTUS rule and progress toward an improved rule.

EPA and Corps of Engineers repeal WOTUS

9/16/2019

The agencies plan to move ahead with plans to adopt a new rule that addresses the overreach in the Obama-era regulation

Delegates adopt FB policy

9/9/2019

Farm Bureau delegates support better rural internet connectivity and veterinarian recruitment.

NRCS hief applauds Iowa’s conservation progress

9/9/2019

Speaking to Iowa Farm Bureau delegates, Matt Lohr urges farmers to keep up momentum in improving water quality and reducing soil loss.

Federal court sends 2015 water rule back to EPA

8/26/2019

A federal court says the 2015 Waters of the United States rule is unlawful under the Clean Water Act

Making needed changes

8/19/2019

Trump administration’s long overdue updates to the Endangered Species Act bring clarity.

FB members raise key issues with lawmakers

8/19/2019

Members use the congressional August recess to push for passage of the USMCA, rural broadband improvements and other issues.

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