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Coalition to Support Iowa's Farmers

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 Pork Producers Association, Iowa Soybean Association, Iowa Turkey Federation and Midwest Dairy Association.

The Coalition has assisted more than 3,400 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.

During the 2015 fiscal year, the Coalition provided on-farm consultations to 245 farm families, up nearly 40 percent from 2011. The Coalition received 419 new requests for assistance, and facilitated 353 requests for continued support, whether it was answering questions over the phone or providing an on-farm consultation. Since the Coalition’s launch 11 years ago, the organization has helped 3,307 livestock and poultry farm families successfully and responsibly grow their 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

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