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We’re Hiring! IFU is seeking qualified Financial Manager

We’re Hiring! IFU is seeking qualified Financial Manager

The Iowa Farmers Union is seeking qualified applicants for a Financial Manager  The position will provide coordinated financial management knowledge, skills, leadership and direction needed to support the programs and mission of the IFU. Tentative start date: July 1, 2020 Responsibilities include the following: Assisting in the preparation of financial reporting documents for the organization… Continue Reading >

IFU urges Sen. Ernst to focus relief effort on farmers, not coal companies

May 15, 2020 The Honorable Senator Joni Ernst 730 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senator Ernst: On behalf of the family farm members of the Iowa Farmers Union, I write to express our concern regarding some of your efforts in response to the economic impact of our current pandemic. It has come… Continue Reading >

Executive Order Ignores Well-Being of Workers, Farmers Union Says

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 29, 2020 Contact: Christina Dexter, 816-738-5402  [email protected]   Executive Order Ignores Well-Being of Workers, Farmers Union Says Food Supply and Workers Must Be Protected with Antitrust Enforcement  Nevada, IA – Invoking the Defense Production Act, President Donald Trump announced today that he plans to sign an executive order requiring meat processing… Continue Reading >

Farmers: Stewards of the Heartland

Farmers: Stewards of the Heartland

Earth Day was founded fifty years ago as an observance of the natural world and how we all have taken it for granted. This effort is not usually associated with farmers.In the spirit of Earth Day we would like to thank the stewards of our heartland. The family-scale farmers and ranchers who are challenged day-in and… Continue Reading >

IFU commends circuit court decision to strike down ethanol production waivers

IFU commends circuit court decision to strike down ethanol production waivers

January 28, 2020CONTACT: Christina Dexter, 816.738.5402 [email protected]  Nevada, IA – Iowa Farmers Union President Aaron Lehman called the U.S. Court of Appeals decision to strike down improperly issued ethanol production waivers, “ a game-changer for the future of ethanol production and a victory for family farmers.” As found by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth… Continue Reading >

#ActOnClimate Caucus 2020 Resolution

WHEREAS The worst effects of climate change are impacting the public, our planet, and our food supply; WHEREAS Immediate action must be taken to reduce green house gas emissions and increase renewables energy production; WHEREAS Steps must be taken to incentivize carbon sequestration techniques in the agriculture industry to mitigate the negative impacts of climate… Continue Reading >

Trump Breaks Promise to Rural America with Renewable Volume Obligations

Nevada, IA– The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday released its final renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for the year 2020. The result reinstates barely more than half of the ethanol that was promised in a much promoted deal was announced in October.   “This is another broken promise to Iowa’s farmers,” said Iowa Farmers Union… Continue Reading >

5 Democratic presidential candidates confirmed for forum on agriculture issues

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 25, 2019 Contact: Christina Dexter, 816.738.5402 [email protected] 5 Democratic presidential candidates confirmed for forum on agriculture issues Nevada, IA – Five Democratic presidential candidates have confirmed their participation in a forum focusing on issues relevant to family farmers and rural communities at the Iowa Farmers Union (IFU) Annual Convention.  The ‘Candidate… Continue Reading >

EPA’s Biofuels Fix is Another Broken Promise to Farmers

EPA’s Biofuels Fix is Another Broken Promise to Farmers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 24, 2019 Contact: Christina Dexter, 816.738.5402 [email protected] Nevada, IA– A week and a half after announcing its intentions to offset a portion of the 4 billion gallons of demand for biofuels eliminated due to the ongoing misappropriation of small refinery exemptions (SREs), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tuesday released a supplemental proposed rule outlining how it… Continue Reading >

Give Us Your Feedback: Take the 2019 Member Survey

Give Us Your Feedback: Take the 2019 Member Survey

Please complete the survey by October 15 to help us learn the best ways to maximize the value of your membership dues.  The survey can be found by clicking HERE    All surveys completed by the Oct. 15 deadline will be eligible to win a $25 gift card!              … Continue Reading >

Proposed Rule Would Make Millions Vulnerable to Food Insecurity

Proposed Rule Would Make Millions Vulnerable to Food Insecurity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 24, 2019 Contact: Christina Dexter, 816.738.5402 [email protected] Nevada, IA – A proposed rule to change the eligibility guidelines for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) would erode food security in the United States, according to the Alliance to End Hunger. If the rule is implemented, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimates that 3.1 million hungry Americans… Continue Reading >

Farmers, the leaders of positive change.

Farmers, the leaders of positive change.

Farmers know better than anyone about dealing with the ups and downs of weather.  But production agriculture is currently in peril due to hostile and radical weather patterns brought on by climate change.  The crisis is upon us.  But on behalf of the Iowa Farmers Union, we confidently assert that farmers are more than victims of the problem.  We… Continue Reading >

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