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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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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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How SILT Creates Farming Opportunities For Young Iowans

Sustainable Iowa Land Trust Meet Ben. Ben grew up in Cedar Falls, but after a stint volunteering on a farm decided to dedicate his life to it. He didn’t see Iowa offering the opportunity he was looking for, so he … Continue reading

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The Facts About CAFOs Speak For Themselves

CAFO (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation) proliferation is ruining Iowa. Jefferson County Farmers and Neighbors are fighting hard to save what we have left. Please share this article and help them get the facts out about CAFOs. jfaniowa.org Letter to Editor … Continue reading

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SILT: Helping To Save Iowa’s Farmland Before It’s Too Late

      When Honey Creek resident Joe Driscoll called SILT in January he sounded anxious. Joe had dreamed that his family farm just minutes from downtown Omaha would become the “Loess Hills Young People’s Farm.” He wanted to see … Continue reading

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Taking Local Out Of Local Food

Ingredients for this kale salad were grown within 100 feet of our kitchen. It is as local as food gets. We enjoy garden produce in high summer — when nature’s bounty yields so much food we either preserve or give … Continue reading

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Iowa Based Food Democracy Now! Joins Lawsuit Against Monsanto

At Food Democracy Now! we believe that family farmers have a right to farm without threat and intimidation. We don’t think farmers should be sued because Monsanto’s patented genes from a neighbor’s field blow across their fence and contaminate their … Continue reading

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Farm Bill Fail

A must read article by The Storm Lake Times. Below is an excerpt about the consequences of the failure to pass a farm bill.  Click on the link to read the entire article including the publisher’s experience with the new … Continue reading

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