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Measure would create regional water authority for Des Moines

2/27/2017

A bill introduced recently in the Iowa Legislature will help create a regional water authority for the metro Des Moines area that is more responsive to central Iowa communities and to water customers than the Des Moines Water Works

Ag groups applaud confirmation of Pruitt

2/20/2017

Agricultural groups, along with farm-state lawmakers, cheered last week’s Senate confirmation of Scott Pruitt as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Bill would provide regulatory clarity for farmers

2/20/2017

A bill in Congress, called the Farm Regulatory Certainty Act, would provide clarity to farmers by ensuring that nutrients applied to farm fields do not fall within provisions of a hazardous waste law

Nominate a Deserving Conservation Farmer for State Award

2/17/2017

The Conservation Farmer of the Year Award highlights the continuous conservation improvements made by Iowa farmers, but focuses on one statewide winner. Iowans have until May 1 to nominate a deserving farmer. Here's how.

Here’s the buzz: It’s time to reform the Endangered Species Act

2/13/2017

During the final weeks of the Obama administration, the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) listed the rusty patched bumblebee as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

With cuts in place, Legislature turns focus to next year’s budget

2/6/2017

Gov. Terry Branstad signed a de-appropriations bill last week cutting approximately $117 million from the current (fiscal year 2017) budget.

Trump to withdraw form climate pact

2/6/2017

Reuters reported last week that the United States will switch course on climate change and pull out of a global pact to cut emissions.

No time to ease up on water quality

2/6/2017

I bumped into my friend, Al Schafbuch, at a conference last week.

Supreme Court nominee would be good for farmers

2/6/2017

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) welcomed the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court by President Donald Trump and is calling on Congress to confirm the nomination.

IFBF applauds court’s rejection of major portions of DMWW suit

1/30/2017

Iowa farmers are continuing to take on the challenge of improving the state’s water quality, says Iowa Farm Bureau Federation President Craig Hill.

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