By the IFU
Farmers Union members and friends are invited to join us Monday, March
17 at the Capitol for our legislative lobby day and press conference.
We will have a table in the South Rotunda Circle from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
We will be handing out information to legislators and staffers on our
priorities for sustainable agriculture, clean renewable energy, local
food systems, and accessible markets. We will have talking points
available for you regarding the bills currently before the legislature
which pertain to our issues.
a.m.we will host a press conference downstairs in the legislative
lunchroom. We will announce the more than 5,000 signatures we have
gathered in the past few months from Iowans all around the state
calling for a temporary moratorium on construction of CAFOs until
economic, social and environmental impacts are addressed to the
satisfaction of the majority of Iowans. These signatures will then be
presented to Governor Chet Culver.
If you have questions, please contact me at the office or call our lobbyist Judie Hoffman at 515 292 2660.
Note that this event was postponed from Feb. 4 due to bad weather.
See you Monday!