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Free confidential support for managing farm stress


A new service provides pre-paid, ongoing wellness coaching and counseling services to Iowa farm families. This confidential support for a variety of life events is easily accessible via phone, text, live chat, video or app. This webinar (July 28) will help you learn about the service for yourself or another person when assistance is needed.

WOTUS: here we go again


The Obama-Biden approach to water policy treats farmers as wards of the state, not stewards of the land.

Plenty of questions on new markets


Will farmers reap profits from selling credits for sequestering carbon and implementing other sustainable farming practices?

Senate approves bipartisan climate bill


The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), along with other leading agricultural groups, applauded the U.S. Senate’s passage of the Growing Climate Sol­utions Act,

Farm Bureau applauds court ruling


Supreme Court ruling affirms that water quality regulations should be left to the legislative and executive branches of government and not the courts.

Ag problems sprout up like weeds


Like persistent weeds in a summer soybean field, tough issues for Iowa agriculture are starting to cause problems again after they appeared to be under control.

Most Mowing Of Roadside Ditches Not Allowed Until After July 15


The Iowa DNR reminds farmers and landowners that state law prohibits mowing roadside ditches each year between March 15 and July 15, to protect ground-nesting birds and to prevent nest destruction. Also, the Iowa Department of Transportation says that grass within the right of way of state-maintained highways can be legally harvested for hay or livestock feed during certain periods of the year with a permit issued by them. Learn more in this story.

IFBF disappointed in EPA plan to reverse water rules


Farmers are committed to improving water quality, but need clarity and certainty. This action will only inject confusion and unnecessary burdens, says IFBF President Craig Hill.

Iowa Farm Bureau Federation statement on the EPA's reversal on Navigable Waters Protection Rule


“Iowa farmers are extremely disappointed by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) intention to rewrite the Navigable Waters Protection Rule. Farmers are committed to water quality efforts and preserving the land; however, they need clarity and certainty in rules to do that."

Legislature approves Farm Bureau-backed tax reforms


Historic mental health funding shift from property taxes to the state budget will provide dollar-for-dollar relief for Iowa property taxpayers.