November 12, 2014Elections matter - and the 2014 election results could mean disaster for efforts to clean up & protect Iowa's rivers, lakes & streams .... our sources of clean drinking water. Learn more & take action after the jump.
November 11, 2014Part II of the 60 Minutes program on the Farm Bureau revealed just how far the organization will go in defending their for-profit billion-dollar empire, including terminating the job of a radio host, and having a small Chicago business investigated by the FBI. Part I of this story is below.
November 10, 2014In April of 2000, 60 Minutes aired a story on the Farm Bureau, uncovering the organization's business practice of using member dues to build a for-profit billion-dollar empire by investing in giant agribusiness corporations, while driving many Farm Bureau members, including small family farmers, deeper into debt and out of business.
October 21, 2014One of the most successful environmental laws ever enacted, the Clean Water Act of 1972 (CWA), has had numerous, far-reaching effects. The New York Times notes that it resulted in doubling the number of rivers, streams and lakes suitable for fishing and swimming, reduced substantially the chemical contamination of drinking water, and increased the size of protected wetlands.
October 10, 2014The Rocky Mountain Farmers Union released this powerful video starring fifth-generation Colorado rancher and farmer Alfonso Abeyta on the importance of passing the Clean Water Act rule.