Category Archives: IFU Updates

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

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,, (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,, (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

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