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Donate to the IFU 10-in-10 Campaign!

HELP SUPPORT OUR 10-IN-10 CAMPAIGN WITH YOUR DONATION! We are at a crossroads for family farms and the future of our food and agriculture. We know the many challenges confronting family farms: An aging farm population and a shortage of new farmers, High input costs and volatile markets, Farm consolidation and a wave of anti-competitive… Continue Reading

Thanksgiving Farmer’s Share

Consumers’ holiday food costs have declined, but farmers still receive less than 20 percent of the food dollar, according to the annual Thanksgiving edition of the National Farmers Union (NFU) Farmer’s Share publication. The popular Thanksgiving Farmer’s Share compares the retail food price of traditional holiday dinner items to the amount the farmer receives for… Continue Reading

Call your members of Congress

This week (Sept. 11-14) Iowa Farmers Union members joined nearly 300 family farmers and ranchers in Washington, DC for the annual National Farmers Union Fall Fly-in. If you weren’t able to make the trip with us this year, you can still help us deliver the message. THERE ARE TWO ISSUES WHERE WE NEED YOU CAN TAKE… Continue Reading

Take our farm policy survey

  Help us out by telling us what you think! As a grassroots organization, we need to hear from our members. This short survey of state and federal policy priorities will help us identify the issues that IFU members think should be at the top of our list when we are advocating for Iowa’s independent family… Continue Reading

Help us spread the word…

With the 2017 legislative session in full swing, we need your help reaching out Iowa legislators about our IFU legislative priorities. We rely on the grassroots advocacy of our members in the work that we do advocating for Iowa’s independent family farmers and building a more sustainable, diverse, and resilient farm & food economy. There are 3… Continue Reading

Farm Bill Listening Session

Family farmers, farm & food advocates, and consumers: Join the Iowa Farmers Union & the Center for Rural Affairs for a community discussion of our farm & food policy WHAT:  Farm Bill Listening Session WHEN:  Sunday, August 28, 2016, 1:30PM – 3:30PM WHERE:  Coralville Public Library, 1401 5th Street, Coralville, IA Our discussion will include: A… Continue Reading

IFU Summer Policy Forum

Please join us at the Iowa Arboretum in Madrid on Monday, July 25 for an important community discussion of farm and food policy in Iowa. WHEN:  Monday, July 25, 2016, 10am – 3pm WHERE:  Iowa Arboretum – Hughes Education Center, 1875 Peach Ave, Madrid, IA The morning session (10:00AM to noon) will feature: Update on… Continue Reading

Food Advocates of the Future

Food Advocates of the Future

from ‘voting with your fork’ to supporting policy change by Alice Topaloff Sustainable ag and foodie bigshots are constantly encouraging us to “vote with our fork” or our “food dollars”, implying that the first step towards a sustainable food system starts with our purchasing decisions as consumers. Recent transitions show that consumer choices have played… Continue Reading

Pesticide Drift Reporting & Testing Bill Updates (SF2290)

Please support SF2290 and an improved pesticide spray drift reporting system for Iowa farmers! SF 2290 does the following: (1) Directs IDALS to allow for on-line reporting of drift incidents (2) Directs IDALS to send samples collected in drift investigations to the State Hygienic Lab (3) Appropriates civil fines collected by IDALS in drift investigations back to… Continue Reading

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