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FDA Finds Monsanto’s Weed Killer In U.S. Honey

September 21, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration, while testing samples of U.S. food for the presence of glyphosate, found residues of this weed killer in honey samples from various locations. The glyphosate reside levels found were double the limit allowed in the European Union (there is no legal tolerance level for glyphosate in honey in the United States). Read more […]

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FSA announces additional funding for loan program

September 8, 2016

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced last Friday that they are transferring additional funding into their direct farm operating loan program. This program loans money to farmers to help them pay for farm operating expenses and equipment when they cannot find a farm loan with another lender. SILT helps farmers access land to start […]

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SILT Showcase day on September 12th

September 6, 2016

Join us for the last showcase day of the season in Corydon. Like the previous three, this showcase day will offer Iowa landowners interested in permanently protecting their land for sustainable food production an opportunity to speak with an attorney and an appraiser. Monday, Sept. 12    10 am – 2 pm 1760 Ohio St. Corydon Includes […]

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Upcoming Events

SILT speakers are available for your regular meeting, program or conference and to talk to the media. Contact us at with details!

Saturday, Sept. 24, 9 - 4, Camp Dodge
Join Veterans in Agriculture for a day of information, networking, veterans museum tour and more. For more information go here

Saturday, Sept. 24, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Iowa Woodland Owners Association annual meeting with ISU Hort Farm and State Nursery Tours, Ames. Woodland owners can learn more about producing healthy food such as wine grapes, fruit, hops and more. RSVP to Chuck Semler at $20 covers breakfast and lunch.

Tuesday, Oct. 11, Des Moines
Plate of the Union rolls into Iowa! SILT is supporting this national coalition demanding local foods become part of the presidential debate.

Nov. 4-5, Lied Lodge Nebraska
Join SILT Founder and Board member Denise O'Brien on a panel about farmland transition. See Women Food and Ag Network for more information and to register.

SAVE THE DATE! Thursday, Dec. 1, 6 - 9 pm
SILT's Second Annual Dinner Honoring Landowners and Farmers, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden.