IFU Summer Policy Forum

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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 federal policy issues, including Farm Bill programs, food labelling, trade, the RFS, the organic checkoff, industry consolidation
  • Farm Bill listening session to gather your input and ideas on what should be included in the next Farm Bill
  • Candidate Q&A; we have invited the U.S. Senate candidates and candidates for the 3rd & 4th Congressional Districts to answer your questions on farm farm and food policy

The afternoon session (1:00PM to 3:00PM) will feature:

  • Update on state policy issues, including water quality, local foods, pesticide drift, and CAFO regulation
  • Issue roundtables to share and discuss your ideas for state and local policies that will support Iowa’s family farms and communities

A locally-sourced lunch will be served at noon.

The afternoon session will wrap up at 3:00PM and will be followed by a pie & ice cream social.

This event is free and open to the public. Please come and enjoy a lovely summer day at the Iowa Arboretum and good conversations with your fellow Farmers Union members!

You can RSVP for the event here or contact Debbie at dbunka@iowafarmersunion.org, (515) 451-8492.

Iowa Farmers Union
PO Box 1883 Ames, IA 50010-1883