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Our New Year’s Resolutions

As we approach the end of 2016, we are looking ahead to the many opportunities and challenges of the new year: Fighting for clean, drinkable water for Iowa’s farms and communities; Creating opportunities and leveling the playing field for sustainable livestock production on independent, locally-owned family farms; Crafting a new Farm Bill that promotes conservation, addresses climate change, strengthens the farm safety… Continue Reading

IFU Welcomes Farmer Fair Practices Rules

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 16, 2016 Contact:     Aaron Heley Lehman, alehman@iowafarmersunion.org, (515) 291-2656 IOWA FARMERS UNION WELCOMES FARMER FAIR PRACTICES RULES AS “COMMON SENSE PROTECTIONS” FOR FAMILY FARMERS AMES (Dec. 16, 2016) –The Iowa Farmers Union (IFU) is pleased by this week’s announcement that the long-awaited Farmer Fair Practices Rules, which aim to level the playing field… Continue Reading

IFU Welcomes New President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 6, 2016 Contact:     Aaron Heley Lehman, alehman@iowafarmersunion.org, (515) 291-2656 IOWA FARMERS UNION WELCOMES NEW PRESIDENT AMES (Dec. 6, 2016) — Iowa Farmers Union (IFU) members gathered on Friday, December 2 at the Iowa Arboretum near Madrid, Iowa for the 2016 IFU Annual Convention, Taking Root for a New Century. The convention included elections… Continue Reading

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

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