Two bills that passed through subcommittee last week are direct threats to Iowa’s future.
Senate File 2312 was formerly SSB 3134 which would limit Iowa Department of Natural Resources and county conservation boards from paying fair market value to acquire new conservation land.
The other bill, SF 2321, would ban landowners from placing solar panel fields on land if the corn suitability rating is higher than 65.
Over 65 percent of Iowa land is currently used to grow corn and soybeans; we don’t need to protect farmland from conservation practices and solar energy.
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