Tag Archives: Iowa agriculture

The Biden Administration’s Agricultural Policies

by Ralph Scharnau Published with permission About 20% of the U.S. population lives in rural areas. Much of the rural land is arable and asset-rich, feeding and fueling the rest of the country. Rural places also provide opportunities for outdoor … Continue reading

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722 To 45,000: CAFOs And Candidates

CCI (Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement),  is leading the fight to do something about Iowa’s CAFO problem.  CCI is taking advantage of the Democratic presidential candidates’ presence in Iowa by lining up CAFO tours.  This is a great idea to … Continue reading

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Right To Harm: A Film About CAFOs And Human Rights

Most people don’t know about the problem of CAFOs (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations).  This documentary was made to reach out to the public and expose the problem so we can together find a solution before it is too late. Watch … Continue reading

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Trump Supporting Farmers Are Not Necessarily Being “Patriotic”

What a messed up frame on this issue by Iowa Press.  So apparently a farmer at a Demcoratic candidate town hall said something like, “we’re being asked to be patriotic…”  Unclear exactly what that means, but nonetheless that was how … Continue reading

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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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