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HF 14 - Retractable Axle Bill Passes

HF 14 – Retractable Axle Bill Passes

AAI has actively lobbied in favor of HF 14 and SF 239, which were mirror transportation bills concerning the lifting of retractable axles.

Changes to Iowa Mechanic’s Lien Laws

Changes to Iowa Mechanic’s Lien Laws

In 2012, the Iowa legislature made major changes to Iowa’s Mechanic’s Lien laws. New definitions and notice requirements were added along with the system and filing process being fundamentally changed. 

AAI Submits Comments on Nutrient Reduction Strategy

AAI Submits Comments on Nutrient Reduction Strategy

The Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy (Strategy) was released on November 19, 2012. The Agribusiness Association of Iowa (AAI) congratulates this tremendous effort by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and Iowa State University. AAI supports this draft strategy and has filed comments reflecting our support. AAI encourages all […]

Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy Released for Public Comment

Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy Released for Public Comment

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad joined Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey and Director Chuck Gipp from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Dr. John Lawrence from Iowa State University to announce the release of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy for public comment  on Monday, November 19, 2012.

Iowa DOT takes actions to implement agricultural-related provisions of new highway act

Iowa DOT takes actions to implement agricultural-related provisions of new highway act

On July 6, 2012, President Obama signed into law a two-year federal-aid highway reauthorization bill, Moving Ahead for the Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21, Pub. L. No. 112-141). This Act, which became effective Oct. 1, 2012, includes provisions that exempt commercial motor vehicles operating as “covered farm vehicles” from certain Federal Motor Carrier […]

Gov. Branstad Signs Proclamation Allowing Overweight Loads for Harvest Season

Gov. Branstad Signs Proclamation Allowing Overweight Loads for Harvest Season

Gov. Terry E. Branstad signed a proclamation to allow the transportation of oversized and overweight loads  of soybeans, corn, hay, straw, silage and stover. The proclamation took effect on Sept. 4, 2012 and expires after 60 days. “This is an important proclamation  for agriculture that covers all grain shipments for farmers and agribusinesses, “ said […]

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