Tag Archives: Iowa Farm Bureau

Iowa Farm Bureau Official: “Most Rural Communities Will Soon Disappear”

This article, To Revive Rural America We Must Fix Our Broken Food System,  by Iowa’s own Austin Frerick in the American Conservative, is a must read.  Here are some highlights. Click here to read the entire article.  While the outook … Continue reading

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How Does Monopolization Affect Iowans? Ask Austin Frerick

And now it’s time for a word from Austin Frerick, Democratic candidate for congress in IA-03.  Austin is an amazing young progressive candidate Iowa can be proud of. Maybe you don’t live in the third district but you can still … Continue reading

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Is The American Farm Bureau Just Another Corporate Entity?

This 60 Minutes expose of the American Farm Bureau from April, 2000 raises the idea that the Farm Bureau may care more about its Wall Street investments than it does about farmers.  We wonder what if anything has changed since … Continue reading

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Iowa Farmers Offer Cover Crop Webinar

Practical Farmers of Iowa, Cover Crop Solutions and the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation Present Webinar on the Basics of Cover Crops Thursday, July 30, at 1 p.m. Mark your calendar for a webinar to be held on July 30 that … Continue reading

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Farm Bureau’s Right-Winginess Exposed

Farm Bureau Exposed https://www.scribd.com/embeds/248584726/content?start_page=1&view_mode=scroll&show_recommendations=true

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Farm Bill Forum in Johnson County

On Saturday, July 27, Rep. Dave Loebsack (IA-02) and Rep. Collin Peterson (MN-07), ranking member of the house agriculture committee, held a farm bill forum at the Johnson County Extension Office. Over 40 people attended, and a lot of ground … Continue reading

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RAGBRAI and Iowa Politics

Trish Nelson, regular editor of Blog for Iowa, posted this photo on the Internet, reminding us that there is a world outside the confines of what Al Gore described as “the worldwide digital communications, Internet, and computer revolutions (which) have … Continue reading

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Iowa's Culture of Climate Change

David Biello of Slate wrote an opinion piece in Newsday titled, “Why Don’t Farmers Believe in Climate Change,” on July 16. Link to the article here or here, but here’s a spoiler alert: it’s the Farm Bureau. I commented on … Continue reading

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