Rural Matters

Rural Matters: Pre-Funnel Check-In

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Thank you to all of you who have been tuning into Rural Matters every week to stay updated on ag and rural policy. I have been out at our nation's capital with fellow Landus employees getting in front of members of Congress and making your concerns a priority. Needless to say, we’ve been busy! Here’s a quick update on upcoming public policy events in March. 

  • March 7 @ 8 pm CST: President Biden delivers State of the Union Address 
  • March 9: International Women’s Day
  • March 11-15: Second Funnel Week for Iowa legislature, deadline for bills to be considered by second chamber 
  • We did a recap following the first funnel in a previous Rural Matters. Expect updates on all of those critical topics and more in the weeks to come! You can see the most timely bill movements and updates by visiting the Iowa legislature website, as well as finding contact information for your elected officials. 
  • March 15: Deadline to file candidate papers in Iowa for state & federal offices for June Primary 
  • March 19: National Ag Day
    • P.S.: We’ll be especially active on our social media channels this day. Tag us on our social media channels with #TheLandusWay and tell us how you celebrate ag!
  • March 22: Deadline to file candidate papers in Iowa for county offices for June Primary 
  • March 26: Landus Legislative reception – all are invited to join us! Register here.
  • March 27 & 28: I’ll have my own booth at the Innovation Connector events. Stop by and let’s dish on policy! Register on the Innovation Connector page.

We’ll be delivering a special edition recap of all the meetings we’ve been in for next week’s edition of Rural Matters. If you can’t wait that long, follow me on Twitter/X @eburnsthompson for live updates of what we’re up to out here! 

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