Tag Archives: Iowa agriculture

Farmers Are Worried About Climate Change

theguardian.com Research forecasts Iowa corn yields could drop in half within the next half-century thanks to extreme weather – yet it’s not part of the political conversation by Art Cullen Farmers around here are itching to go after that amber … Continue reading

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Loebsack Co-authors the Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act

U.S. House Passes Loebsack, Latta Legislation to Reduce Barriers for Precision Agriculture Implementation WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. House of Representatives has passed H.R. 4881, the Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act, to reduce barriers to the implementation of cutting-edge technology on America’s … Continue reading

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Art Cullen on Naig v Gannon for Agriculture Secretary

Please read and share this column by Pulitzer prize winning journalist Art Cullen, of The Storm Lake Times “We poured corn into Mexico until they choked on it through NAFTA. Now, when the peasants we plundered show up at our … Continue reading

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Trump Shoots At China, Hits Iowa Squarely

Just a short note in case you hadn’t heard. There has been some blowback from our bully president’s unilateral move to impose tariffs on Chinese products. The Chinese stood up to the bully. Not sure our bully was expecting that … Continue reading

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ALL Iowa Counties Now Have Poor or Very Poor Water Quality

CAFO Action Alert:  For daily CAFO updates, follow Joan Olive on Facebook Want healthy air and water, Iowa? This link will give you the phone/email for your elected officials so you can tell them to support SF2008- Moratorium & HF456 / … Continue reading

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Shocking: Number of Iowa CAFOs Up To 10,000 Today From 722 in 2001

[Source: “Report calls for hog farm moratorium, new permit system,” The Republic, David Pitt, 26 Jan 2018 ] DES MOINES, Iowa — A new report on the rapid expansion of hog farms in Iowa calls for a moratorium on new … Continue reading

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Austin Frerick For The Future

Austin Frerick has rolled out his first campaign video and like all of his communications,  it reflects who he really is and what he cares about. Austin Frerick is one of the most exciting congressional candidates to come out of … Continue reading

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Pork and Politics In Iowa 2017

Jefferson County Farmers & Neighbors, Inc. – JFAN Johnson County Supervisor Mike Carberry on organizing for better legislation and supporting public officials with backbone at the October 19, 2017 JFAN Annual Meeting, “Breaking the Grip of Corporate Agriculture on Rural … Continue reading

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More CAFOs Are Coming – What Everyone Can Do

Jefferson County Farmers & Neighbors Joe Maxwell, Senior Political Director of the Humane Society Legislative Fund, addresses the role everyone can play in protecting our communities at the upcoming JFAN Annual Meeting More CAFOs Are Coming – What YOU Can … Continue reading

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Leading Iowa Scientists Say Climate Change Is Hurting Iowans’ Health

Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research owans are experiencing real impacts from climate change, including heavier rains and increased flooding. Human health effects from climate change are just as real and are already being felt in Iowa, according to … Continue reading

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