Find out more about what is going on with the Iowa Farmers Union by reading the Grassroots Newsletters and listening to the Grassroots News and Notes radio stories.
Spring 2013: Click here to download your copy of the Grassroots Newsletter. This season’s issue celebrates the 111th National Farmers Union Convention in New England. Stories also include the 5-year farm bill that recently passed the Senate in Washington DC. Lastly, Kent Hartwig gives IFU members an update regarding what’s happening in legislation.
March-April 2012: This issue is packed with information about what is happening at the capital including the Local Food and Farm Plan and our recent Family Farm Lobby Day. Find it here.
January-February 2012: Kick off the new year with the newest issue of Grassroots. Reflect on the 2011 convention, find out more about GIPSA, and prepare for the upcoming Family Farm Lobby Day and Legislative Supper. Find it here.
October-November Grassroots Newsletter - This issue of the Grassroots newsletter has stories of three IFU members traveling to Washington, DC to participate in the National Fly In. There is also great information about the upcoming convention and a good list of upcoming events. Read it here.
August-September Grassroots Newsletter - Click here to download your copy of the Grassroots Newsletter. This month’s issue celebrates the solar energy system at Francis and Susan Thicke’s farm. Kent Hartwig has great news about the close of the legislative session. It also gives you a chance to hear more about how the IFU Farm Camp went.
June-July Grassroots Newsletter - Get your copy of Grassroots here. This month features a great array of information from home renewable energy, to educating youth, and affordable health care.
April-May Grassroots Newsletter - Hot off the press! This issue has articles about the Iowa Food and Farm Plan, farm-scale renewable energy projects, and a report from the College Conference on Cooperatives. Click here to download the pdf.
April 1, 2011 Check out this interview with IFU Vice President Gregg Heide on MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan Show. Heide is an expert on renewable energy projects. Clink on this link.
February-March Grassroots Newsletter - This issue features an article on transmission lines and energy projects; a report about the GIPSA hearing in D.C.; and a welcome to our new state staff members.Click here to download the pdf.