Category Archives: IFU Updates

Iowa Farmers Union launches ads urging Senator Ernst to support farmers and clean energy workers instead of fossil fuel companies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 9, 2020 Contact: Christina Dexter, 816.738.5402 [email protected] Iowa Farmers Union launches ads urging Senator Ernst to support  farmers and clean energy workers instead of fossil fuel companies NEVADA, IA—The Iowa Farmers Union today announced the launch of radio and online advertisements calling on U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) to prioritize Iowa’s farmers… Continue Reading

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

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

#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

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