Protect the Future of Crop Protection in Iowa.

Glyphosate-based pesticides are Iowa farmers’ #1 tool to control weeds, keep yields high, and implement conservation practices that use less land and resources. These products are integral to the production of corn and soybeans, helping Iowa farms compete in an increasingly competitive global market and ensure a robust and affordable, domestic food supply.

National Security

Don't Make Iowa Farmers Reliant On Foreign Countries.

Food security is national security. From critical agricultural inputs to semiconductors, medicine, and PPE, we must maintain strong domestic supply chains to ensure America has continued access to essential products.

The U.S. is one of only two countries that produce glyphosate.

Domestic pesticide production ensures American farmers have the tools they need without relying on foreign countries.

Without domestically-produced glyphosate, American farmers would be forced to rely on foreign-produced glyphosate.

Economic Impact

Glyphosate supports hundreds of Iowa jobs.

Over 500 Iowans directly support the production of glyphosate.

That Iowa facility produces 70% of North America's RoundUp supply.

For nearly half a century, glyphosate has enabled Iowa farmers to implement conservation practices that use fewer resources, helping family farms compete in the global market.

Farmers are already struggling to turn a profit. Nearly three-quarters of farms make less than 10 cents on every dollar they spend—and that’s before taxes.

Compared to pricier alternatives and tilling practices, glyphosate saves Iowa farmers an estimated $612M annually.

Decreased crop yields would make it very difficult for Iowa farmers to stay in business.

Farmers' Livelihoods

Don't make the toughest job on earth even tougher.

Food Security

An essential tool for a growing population.

As the nation's leading corn producer and second-largest soybean producer, Iowa farmers depend on glyphosate for successful harvests, ensuring we have enough to eat.

60% of all Iowa corn acres and 73% of soybean acres rely on glyphosate.

Up to 40% of crops are lost to pests and diseases each year.

Without pesticides, losses could be as high as 85%.

Higher prices and lower yields would result in many more people going hungry, particularly disadvantaged children.

Glyphosate allows farmers to adopt conservation practices that limit erosion, runoff, and water loss to help keep soils healthy and reduce emissions.

The reduction in on-farm diesel use from conservation tillage practices alone has reduced tractor emissions by the equivalent of 109k vehicles on Iowa roads.

Without pesticides, farmers would need twice as much land to grow the same amount of food due to reduced yields.

Glyphosate-enabled practices save farmers a combined 812.4 million gallons of fuel each year—roughly the annual amount of energy required by 3.2 million homes.


Conserve resources, limit runoff.

Organizations that support the Modern Ag Alliance and Iowa farmers

Iowa’s corn can’t wait. Protect glyphosate.