Tag Archives: Iowa agriculture

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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Resisting CAFOs In Iowa – JFAN

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Jefferson County Farmers and Neighbors (JFAN) is a nonprofit community organization composed of rural and town residents, and traditional family farmers. Their common concern is to stop the growth of CAFO (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation) factories in Jefferson … Continue reading

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Iowa Agriculture Won't Feed The World

Some of us are not over replacing James Harlan with Norman Borlaug in the National Statuary Hall. Give me a Free Soiler, abolitionist and friend of Abraham Lincoln over agriculture’s “greatest spokesperson” to represent the State of Iowa any day. … Continue reading

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Dr. Francis Thicke To Speak At Climate Change Event

Isballiance.org The Iowa Sustainable Business Alliance (ISBA) and the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) invite you to help change national policy on climate change by acting locally!!  ISBA in conjunction with ASBC is hosting this event for concerned and interested … Continue reading

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Peterson, Loebsack to Host Farm Bill Forum July 27

Representative Collin Peterson (D-MN), ranking member of the U.S. House agriculture committee will host a farm bill forum with Rep. Dave Loebsack on Saturday, July 27, at 11 a.m. at the Johnson County extension office at 2109 Old Highway 218 … Continue reading

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Millions Of Gallons Of Untreated Manure Coming To Linn County

http://thegazette.com/2013/06/30/dnr-must-not-let-hog-project-advance/ By Deb Theissen It’s like a nightmare that just won’t end. Last October, my husband and I found out that Maschhoff Pork, a giant, out-of-state corporation, was working with our neighbor, Matt Ditch, to build a factory farm right … Continue reading

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