Cornucopia’s Take: The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture is in danger of being defunded by the state of Iowa, which would effectively close the doors. The legislation is currently sitting on the governor’s desk. Call Governor Branstad TODAY asking him to protect the Leopold Center. Call 515-281-5211 or submit comments at https://governor.iowa.gov/constituent-services/register-an-opinion. The Leopold Center’s importance extends well beyond Iowa’s borders.
DTN – The Progressive Farmer
by Chris Clayton
Iowa Lawmakers Push to Dismantle Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture
Just three weeks ago, the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University was celebrating its 30th anniversary with guest lecturers, including some of the former state legislators who helped create the center.
But in a surprise move last week at the Iowa statehouse, lawmakers voted to eliminate the sustainable agriculture research center by zeroing out the Leopold Center’s entire funding stream. Read Full Article »