The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) was created by farmers to help farmers raise livestock responsibly and successfully. It’s a joint partnership involving the Iowa Corn Growers Association, Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, Iowa Beef Industry Council, Iowa Pork Producers Association, Iowa Soybean Association, Iowa Poultry Association, Iowa Turkey Federation and Midwest Dairy Association.
The Coalition has assisted more than 4,800 Iowa farm families to:
- Follow all rules and regulations — there are hundreds of type-written, single-spaced pages applicable to most families who raise livestock
- Choose good locations for new livestock farms that take into account the proximity of neighboring residences, towns, roads, parks, churches and other public use areas as well as topography and prevailing wind directions
- Enhance relationships with neighbors by fostering better and more timely communication about the construction of new livestock farms, participating in community discussions and networking with members of the news media to discuss intentions about moving forward on new livestock farms
- Safeguard air, soil and water quality by planting trees around new and existing farms.
CSIF is a non-profit, non-partisan organization providing assistance to farmers at no cost. CSIF does not lobby or develop policy. Farm families needing help can contact the Coalition at 800.932.2436 or supportfarmers.com.