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The Food & Farm System We Need and Deserve

Posted September 30, 2020

We recognize that racial discrimination plays a major role in every issue that Iowa CCI works on. And, we also recognize that the histories and voices of communities of color have continually been left out of conversations.  The solutions that politica …

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Clean Water & Factory Farms

Posted September 30, 2020

If you’ve driven around Iowa, you may have noticed row after row of long metal buildings. These are factory farms run by giant corporations like Cargill, Smithfield, and Tyson Foods. A land that was once populated by thousands of independent family far …

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Climate Justice

Posted September 30, 2020

The deadly consequences of climate change are all around us and happening faster than predicted.  Luckily, we already have everything we need to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and sequester enough carbon from the atmosphere to reverse global- …

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Top 10 Reasons Iowa Needs a Moratorium on Factory Farms

Posted September 30, 2020

Iowa has over 10,000 factory farms. In the last 5 years, the DNR found over 5,000 “unknown” facilities and 400-500 additional sites are built each year.Iowa has 26 million corporate owned hogs that produce over 22 billion gallons of untreated liquid ma …

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Moving Forward Together in the Call for Justice in Agriculture: In Iowa and Across the Nation

Posted September 25, 2020

At Iowa CCI, we fight for a food and farm system that works for family farmers, workers, eaters, and the environment. That includes confronting the reality that the United States — including Iowa — was built on stolen land and labor, and the exploitation, oppression, and erase of Black, Indigenous,

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