DES MOINES, IOWA (November 5, 2019) — On Thursday, November 7, 11:30AM CST, the National Wildlife Federation will host US Armed Services veterans State Representative Brian Meyer and nonprofit leader Jim Mower for a veteran roundtable discussion on how climate change is impacting America’s national security.

ALBIA, IOWA (October 16, 2019) — Today the Environmental Protection Agency proposed the "fix" promised to biofuel and agriculture producers by President Trump to make up for the 1.3 billion gallons lost thanks to 

ALBIA, IOWA (September 18, 2019) — In the post-debate poll in Iowa, Focus on Rural America found some shakeups among the Democratic presidential contenders and some key takeaways for the field. Iowa Democrats are focused on electability and they see rural issues and a rural strategy as key to that end.

DES MOINES, IOWA (August 24, 2019) — The National Wildlife Federation and Iowa affiliate hosted a forum to discuss climate-change and immigration and the need to address these topics together. Speakers included Karin Stein of Ecomadres and Moms Clean Air Force, Michelle Bruggenthies of the Boundary Waters Action Fund, Somali refugee and Sanders Campaign staffer Abshir Omar, and State Senator Claire Celsi.

DES MOINES, IOWA (August 11, 2019) — The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) went to great heights at the Iowa State Fair to call on Senator Joni Ernst to acknowledge that climate change is real and take legislative action to address the crisis contributing to record flooding across the state.

ALBIA, IOWA (August 8, 2019) — Today, Focus on Rural America took in the sights and first two of the Des Moines Register Soap Box Speeches at The Iowa State Fair. On Wednesday, three Democratic candidates for President released new proposals to address issues in rural America and provide funding and programs to address hospital shor

ALBIA, IOWA (July 2, 2019) — Patty Judge, Chair of Focus on Rural America, will join 2020 presidential candidate Representative Tim Ryan to tour Golden Grain Energy LLC in Mason City, Iowa. Judge has served Iowa as Lieutenant Governor and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture and continues to engage in critical election issues.

ALBIA, IOWA (June 11, 2019) — Today, Focus on Rural America Chair Patty Judge held a conference-call with press to call on President Trump, during his visit to Iowa, to end the waivers going to the oil and gas industry that exempt them from blending requirements under the Renewable Fuels Standard.

ALBIA, IOWA (May 31, 2019) — Today, the Administration announced the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has completed a rule to allow for year-round sale of E15 — a fuel made with 15-percent renewable ethanol. E15 was a major campaign promise from then-candidate Trump who assured rural Americans he would expand on biofuel investments.