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Ernst takes sharp aim at killing WOTUS rule

1/16/2017

Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst, along with her colleague Sen. Deb Fischer of Nebraska, introduced a resolution designed to get rid of the Waters of the United States, or WOTUS, rule once the new Trump administration takes office.

Attorney urges farmers to fight for their regulatory rights

1/16/2017

When government agencies have the power to write, enforce and interpret the law, private citizens are disadvantaged and the government always wins

Duvall: New political climate offers opportunities for ag

1/16/2017

By working together and presenting a unified voice to lawmakers, regulators and others, Farm Bureau members from all over the United States can make real progress on many key issues

2017 Iowa Pork Congress to host a variety of learning opportunities for pork producers

1/16/2017

All seminars and training sessions are hosted on the lower level of Hy-Vee Hall at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines.

Coalition provides assistance in establishing, growing farm

1/16/2017

Despite downturns in the cattle and hog markets, many farmers are still calling the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) for advice on siting new barns, says Brian Waddingham, CSIF’s executive director.

Washington’s focus shifts to crafting new farm bill, tax reforms

1/9/2017

With a new Congress already at work in Washington, D.C., and the Trump administration about to be inaugurated, the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) is focused on drafting a new farm bill to provide an improved safety net and on reforming immigration and tax policies, while rolling back unneeded regulations, according to the organization’s leaders.

Iowa livestock farmers upping environmental performance

1/9/2017

Iowa farmers are continuously improving and working within local, state and federal regulations to successfully raise livestock in the state, an Iowa Department of Natural Re­­sources (DNR) official says.

CSIF’s Farming for the Future conference will explore livestock risk management strategies

1/9/2017

The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) is hosting its 12th annual Farming for the Future Conference Jan. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Quality Inn and Suites in Ames.

A sharp focus on regulatory reform, market access in 2017

1/3/2017

As I look back on 2016, I’m overwhelmed with gratitude for the opportunity to work alongside you and serve as your American Farm Bureau president.

EPA, farm groups win Mississippi River nutrient case

12/21/2016

Mississippi River Basin states should be given a chance to address nutrient pollution first, before the federal government steps in, a federal court ruled late last week.

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