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Farmers Voice Support for Leopold Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 13, 2017 Contact:     Aaron Lehman, alehman@iowafarmersunion.org, (515) 291-2656 FARMERS VOICE SUPPORT FOR LEOPOLD CENTER IN FACE OF LEGISLATIVE THREATS DES MOINES (Apr. 13, 2017) — Farmers from around the state voiced their strong support for the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University, after the Iowa legislature moved this… Continue Reading

ACTION ALERT: Call to request hearing on Leopold Center funding

We need your help making phone calls today and tomorrow! Current efforts to defund and dismantle the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture are taking place via the end-of-year appropriations process, with almost no notice or opportunity for members of the public to weigh in. As all of our farmer members know, this is a particularly busy time… Continue Reading

ACTION ALERT: Legislature to Defund Leopold Center

AN URGENT LEGISLATIVE ALERT FROM OUR FRIENDS AT THE LEOPOLD CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE: The Leopold Center has faced many challenges in its 30-year history.  Today we face another significant hurdle.  Late last night we learned that the Republican legislative budget proposal for next year would eliminate ALL state support for the Leopold Center. The… Continue Reading

Join us for a new cooperative learning series

REGISTRATION IS OPEN for a new learning series hosted by the Iowa Farmers Union in partnership with the CHS Foundation: “Cooperating to Grow Your Farm” offers an interactive learning opportunity for farmers focused on how farmer-owned cooperatives can help you add value to your products, reach new markets, and expand the profitability of your farm business. From sourcing inputs, to building infrastructure for processing, to accessing… Continue Reading

Legislative Forum Schedule – Week 8

 SPECIAL EVENT THIS WEEK: Monday, March 6th, 10:00-11:00AM Room 103, Supreme Court Chamber, Iowa State Capitol Public hearing on HF 484 (formerly HF 316), a proposed bill to dismantle the Des Moines Water Works CLICK HERE to sign up to participate or leave your written comments. Here is a full list of the local legislative… Continue Reading

Legislative Forum Schedule – Week 7

**THIS POST WAS UPDATED ON 02/23/2017** Congress is still in recess for the President’s Day holiday through the end of this week – this is your chance to talk directly to your members of Congress and your local legislators about the issues that matter to you, your family, and your community. Stand up, speak out,… Continue Reading

Legislative Forum Schedule – Week 6

Congress is in recess this week for the President’s Day holiday – this is your chance to talk directly to your U.S. Senators AND your local legislators about the issues that matter to you! Here are the local forums happening this week: Friday, February 17th U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, 11:30AM-12:30PM, Coffee with Joni, Betty’s Cafe, 101… Continue Reading

Legislative Forum Schedule – Week 4

Your legislators need to hear from you! Here are the local legislative forums happening this week: Friday, February 3rd Chariton: 10:00-11:00AM, Mosaic Building, 302 S 4th St, Chariton (hosted by Sen. Sinclair) Corydon: 8:00-9:00AM, Farm Bureau, 212 S Franklin St, Corydon (hosted by Sen. Sinclair) Leon: 2:00-3:00PM, Leon Community Center, 203 NE 2nd St, Leon (hosted by Sen.… Continue Reading

Legislative Forum Schedule – Week 3

Your legislators need to hear from you! Here are the local legislative forums happening this week: Friday, January 27th Bedford: 7:00-8:00AM, Beford Farm Bureau Office, 607 Pollock Blvd, Bedford (sponsored by Sen. Costello) Cedar Falls: 4:30-6:30PM, AEA 267, 3712 Cedar Heights Dr, Cedar Falls (sponsored by the Black Hawk County League of Women Voters) Iowa City: 4:00-5:00PM, Educational Service… Continue Reading

2017 Farm and Food Lobby Day

  The 2017 Iowa Legislative Session is underway, and you are invited to join IFU members and farm & food advocates from across the state for the Iowa Farmers Union’s 2017 Farm & Food Lobby Day! WHO: IFU members and Iowa farm & food advocates WHEN:  Thursday, February 2, 2017 10:00AM  Meet at the State Historical Building (600… Continue Reading

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