Farm and Food News

Public hearing set for Monday on the Leopold Center

Urgent Update! The Iowa legislature has scheduled a public hearing at the Capitol for 10 a.m. on Monday. The hearing provides an opportunity for Iowans to weigh in on the 2018 budget, which cuts several programs we support.

We have two high priority opportunities for supporters who are able to join us at the Capitol:

Center comments on Farmer Fair Practice Rules

The Center for Rural Affairs has been engaged in supporting rural communities for over forty years, and we have many longstanding farmer and rancher supporters. We know that independent livestock and poultry producers play an important role in rural economies. We see the lack of economic opportunity for smaller livestock and poultry operations as posing major economic, environmental, and health problems for all of America, and particularly for rural America.

We applaud the positive impact that these rules will have for the poultry, hog, and cattle industries, and our supporters are particularly concerned with the positive impact it will have on the hog industry. 


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