WEEK 3: 2020 LEGISLATIVE SESSION
State
The legislature was not in session on Monday, Feb. 3rd
  • SSB3078, Central Filing: NEW
  • Filed by Sen. Dan Dawson
  • No set subcommittee set at this point
  • Would move Iowa from Direct Notice to Central Filing
  • Neighboring states with central filing have 2+ party checks for 60-75% of producers (data from NE & SD), versus 1.5-5% of Iowa's producers
  • Would apply to "farm products" as defined in Iowa's code: below
GRAIN LIEN LEGISLATION :
  • HSB500, Grain Lien: UNCHANGED
  • Filed by Rep. Ross Paustian
  • Subcommittee: Representatives Ross Paustian, Rick Olson and Louie Zumbach- meeting on hold
  • House leadership has asked that create a compromise before moving ahead with subcommittee meetings

  • HF2047, Grain Lien + Central Filing: UNCHANGED
  • Filed by Rep. Norlin Mommsen
  • Subcommittee: Senators Waylon Brown, Craig Johnson and Herman Quirmbach- meeting on hold
  • Sets an end date on storage charges of March 1st (the year after the commodity is delivered) and pushes implementation of central filing for agriculture including, crops (grown in a field, on trees, vines or bushes), aquatic goods, livestock, supplies used or produced in a farming operation, and unmanufactured products of crops/livestock

Please, reach out to your legislators and connect each with how a lack of legislation would negatively impact you, our communities and our local farmers. Let Katie know if you have any questions or concerns.

Find your state legislators HERE .
Federal
1) President Trump Visits Iowa
2) Presidential Caucus Information and Locations HERE : TODAY, Monday, Feb. 3rd
Want to reach your federal legislators?
D.C. office numbers below: 
Sen. Chuck Grassley: 202-224-4120
Sen. Joni Ernst: 202-224-3254
Rep. Abby Finkenauer: 202-225-2911
Rep. Dave Loebsack: 202-225-6576
Rep. Cindy Ax ne: 202-225-5476
Rep. Steve King: 202-225-4426
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Katie P. Hall
Director of Government Affairs
khall@iowainstitute.coop
C: 712-269-9838