American Farm Bureau Federation

Economists tell farmers to go slow on carbon trading

BY: - July 14, 2021

Iowa farmers may want to wait to sell carbon credits until after the nation’s volatile political landscape settles down, an economist told an Iowa Farm Bureau Federation online gathering Wednesday.  Farmers have been optimistic about the prospects of getting paid for plantings on their land that help sweep carbon from the atmosphere. President Joe Biden […]

Iowa ag secretary: Biden’s waterway regulations could hurt farm interests

BY: - January 22, 2021

Democratic President Joe Biden spent part of his first week in office inserting himself into one of agriculture’s hottest policy debates, the fight over which waterways will be protected under the Clean Water Act.  Biden’s initial executive orders included one that threw out Republican President Donald Trump’s order. Trump’s action led to new rules that […]

Ag groups praise $33B in farm-related pandemic relief aid

BY: - December 22, 2020

The $900 billion pandemic relief legislation passed by Congress late Monday includes $33 billion in aid for farms, broadband, biofuels and nutrition programs. Agriculture groups were quick to praise the bipartisan package, months in the making. The aid includes $11.2 billion Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue will use to “support producers, processors and contract growers,” the […]

Grassley, Farm Bureau ask Pence for meat-price investigation

BY: - May 8, 2020

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley and the head of the American Farm Bureau Federation appealed directly to Vice President Mike Pence in Iowa Friday to support a Justice Department investigation of possible price-fixing in the meat industry.  Pence, head of the federal coronavirus task force, was in West Des Moines in part for a roundtable with […]