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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

Presidential Candidates to Discuss Farm Issues

Presidential Candidates to Discuss Farm Issues

Heartland Forum set for March 30 at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake  For Immediate Release March 18, 2019Nevada, IA Iowa Farmers Union is hosting the Heartland Forum to bring together leading Democratic presidential contenders to discuss their ideas for solving the range of economic and social challenges facing rural and small-town communities in Iowa and… Continue Reading

Call for Project Proposals

Connecting Local Food, Early Childhood Education, and Healthy Communities The Iowa Farmers Union is seeking an entity or individual to partner with in a project to enhance local and regional food systems and their interaction with early childhood education providers. This project is part of a long-term initiative that aims to increase access to healthy,… Continue Reading

Providing Access to Fresh, Healthy Food for Children in Iowa

Providing Access to Fresh, Healthy Food for Children in Iowa

What do daycare centers and small farms have in common? The link is food – fresh, healthy, locally-produced food, that is. Children consume as much as half of their daily caloric intake in a school or daycare setting, and what they eat matters. By building the connection between Early Care and Education centers and local… Continue Reading

FSMA Field Day in Iowa City on September 17th, 2018

FSMA Field Day in Iowa City on September 17th, 2018

To ensure a safer food supply, the federal government passed and is enacting the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The Act shifts the focus from responding to food-borne illness to preventing it. Growers of fresh fruits and vegetables are especially at risk for growing, handling and selling products that may contain pathogens. The Iowa Farmers… Continue Reading

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