Attendees of the 2022 IFB Annual Meeting watch the premiere of the documentary at the Palmer House in Chicago The Illinois Farm Bureau has produced a documentary highlighting nutrient loss reduction progress. The hour-long video titled “Sustaining Our Future: A Farm Family Story”... Read More.
U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown says the Inflation Reduction Act should help jumpstart the 2023 Farm Bill process. “When we passed the Inflation Reduction Act, we funded some farm programs ahead of time, something we’ve never done,” he says. “So, this farm bill should be... Read More.
A northwest Illinois farmer says the newly signed Inflation Reduction Act could allow for more funding toward the 2023 Farm Bill. Randy DeSutter of Woodhull tells Brownfield the legislation includes billions of dollars for conservation programs like the Environmental Quality Incentives Program and Conservation... Read More.
The president of Iowa Farm Bureau sees plenty of opportunity for agriculture in the Inflation Reduction Act. Brent Johnson, who farms in west-central Iowa, tells Brownfield the bill invests heavily in climate solutions. “There are $40 billion that are specified for climate purposes. And half... Read More.
U.S. Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa wants the Biden administration to reduce tariffs on phosphate imports from Morocco to address high fertilizer prices. “These inputs are really skyrocketing,” she said, “and they are causing some real heartache and hardship with our farmers.” Ernst has been... Read More.
The head of USDA calls the Inflation Reduction Act historic legislation because of unprecedented investments in rural America. On a call with reporters Wednesday, Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack said the bill provides his agency nearly $40 billion to improve rural communities. “It really is a once... Read More.
An ag economist says the newly signed Inflation Reduction Act is a potential “game changer” for biofuel demand. The University of Missouri’s Ben Brown said sustainable aviation fuel tax credits opens the door to more biofuel production. “That could be taking ethanol and refining it... Read More.
A Wisconsin Senator says the newly-signed Inflation Reduction Act will help America’s biofuel producers. Tammy Baldwin tells Brownfield some tax incentive provisions from the Defend the Blend Act were moved to the Inflation Reduction Act signed by President Biden Tuesday. “(There are) tax... Read More.
President Biden has signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law. During a ceremony Tuesday afternoon, Biden said the bill will invest nearly $370 billion to take the most aggressive action ever on confronting the climate crisis, “It’s going to allow us to boldly take... Read More.
A US Representative from Iowa says she will be casting a “no” vote on the Inflation Reduction Act today, saying the bill would negatively impact farmers. Republican Ashley Hinson tells Brownfield, “Our farmers and our producers understand that these tax increases are going to... Read More.
A U.S. Senator who voted against the Inflation Reduction Act suggests the bill would be detrimental to the ag economy. Iowa Republican Chuck Grassley says he believes the legislation would make inflation worse by spending money and raising taxes. “Just think of what farmers have to... Read More.
Missouri Farm Bureau is urging U.S. representatives from the state to vote against the Inflation Reduction Act. Missouri Farm Bureau President Garrett Hawkins says he’s afraid the Inflation Reduction Act will make inflation worse. He tells Brownfield the bill focuses too narrowly specific energy... Read More.