Legislative Efforts

Legislative End of Session Summary – 2014

The 2014 legislative session lasted 110 days, ten days after it was scheduled to end. Legislators passed the final bills of the 2014 legislative session on May 1. They also agreed upon a $6.96 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2015.

While legislators were finished on May 1, Governor Terry Branstad had until June 1 to review the passed bills and either approve them with a signature or by taking no action, or by vetoing the bill.

Read how some of the bills that ICA was watching turned out.


The basis for ICA legislative activities

Producers have a voice in setting priorities and developing policy to support Iowa's cattle industry. ICA policies are developed at the ICA Annual Meeting and the policies are taken before the Iowa Legislature or the National Cattlemen's Beef Association Annual Convention. These policies result in new programs, laws or regulations that improve the state and national business climate for the beef industry.

Here is ICA policy for 2014:

• Beef Product
• Business Issues
Cattle Production

You can also download the current ICA Policy Book.