Here are action steps you can take today to protect our environment:

1. Educate Yourself
Learn about the problem with Factory Farms and how it will affect you and your family. Review the information on this site, FactoryFarm.orgIowa Citizens for Community Improvement, and the Iowa DNR.

2. Contact Elected Officials
Call, write, or e-mail your elected officials and let them know what you think. 

State Government 
State Legislators 
Local Elected Officials

3. Talk to Your Neighbors 
Help educate them and let them know how important it is that their opinions are known by local and state representatives.

4. Report Suspicious Activity 
Call Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement at 515-282-0484 immediately if you see what might be a CAFO being constructed, or if you see what might be an illegal manure dumping.

5. Support JFAN

Support JFAN's efforts by attending JFAN public meetings,volunteering, and contributing to the JFAN defense fund.

6. Join Iowa Citizens forCommunity Improvement 

This 30-year old organization is working hard to insure the quality of air and water in Iowa and is working to return local control of factory farms to the county level.

Local News

NEWS FROM JFAN: September 8 Fairfield Weekly Reader Column

Just What Happened to Those Environmental Bills?

The Iowa state legislature took a shot at dismantling the state’s environmental protections during this year’s legislative session. While four bills didn’t make it to the floor for a vote, two may still be on the table when the state legislature takes up business again next January.

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Iowa CCI Issues Action Alert on Bill That Would Severely Restrict Manure Ban on Frozen and Snow-Covered Ground

On Tuesday, February 9, the Iowa House Agriculture Committee unanimously passed out of committee HF 2324, a bill that would severely weaken a ban on the application of factory farm manure on frozen and snow-covered ground, according to a press release

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More Added to Iowa's Impaired Waterways List

The US Environmental Protection Agency approved Iowa's state list of impaired waters, which added 105 water bodies to the DNR's list of impaired waters in 2006 according to Radio Iowa.

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Sustainable Agriculture Growing in Popularity in Iowa

Community supported agriculture farms (CSA's) are becoming very popular in Iowa reports Radio Iowa.

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Complaint Against Mertz Dismissed

An ethics complaint filed against State Representative Dolores Mertz (D-Ottosen) by Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (ICCI) was dismissed in early March reports Iowa CCI and Radio Iowa.

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