After Iowa Farm Bureau President Craig Hill’s op-ed rejecting the idea of connecting federal crop insurance subsidies to basic conservation practices on farms, the Des Moines Register printed a group of letters responding to Hill’s argument.
In case you missed them, here are some links* so you can catch up on the conservation:
- Farm Bureau trying to ‘hoodwink’ the public, Francis Thicke, Fairfield
- It makes sense for farmers receiving aid to meet conservation requirements, Jerry Crew, Webb
- Farmers don’t need crop insurance subsidy, Dale Shires, Iowa City
*Opinions expressed in these letters are those of the authors and are not necessarily those of the Iowa Environmental Council.