Emily A. Staudacher

Emily A. Staudacher
699 Walnut Street
Suite 1600
Des Moines, IA 50309
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 515.244.2600 x583


As a farm kid and Iowa native, Emily knows Iowa agriculture and agribusiness.  Her combination of family farm experience and work in the agribusiness industry give her unique insight to the practice of agricultural law in Iowa.  Prior to joining Dickinson, Emily worked with the Iowa Pork Producers Association, National Pork Producers Council, the United States Department of Agriculture and the Environmental and Farm Division of the Iowa Attorney General’s office.  Emily also currently sits on the Iowa Pork Producers Association Public Policy Committee and is a member of the Silos and Smokestacks Board of Trustees.

Emily graduated Summa Cum Laude from Iowa State University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s of science in Agricultural business. In 2015, Emily obtained her J.D. with honors and a certificate in Agricultural Law from Drake University Law School.  While attending Drake, she was Agricultural Law Association Vice President and Editor-in-chief of the Drake Journal of Agricultural Law.

Education & Background

J.D., Drake University Law School, 2015 (With Honors)

B.S., Iowa State University, 2012 (Summa Cum Laude)


Admitted to practice in the following states:

  • Iowa

Memberships & Activities

Iowa State Bar Association

Public Policy Committee, Iowa Pork Producers Association (2015-Present)

Board of Trustees, Silos and Smokestacks (2018-Present)


Articles & Presentations

Author, Hemp is Now Legal in IowaIowa Agricultural Law Blog, April 8, 2020

Author, Another Round of Direct Payments to Farmers are Likely in Wake of COVID-19 Pandemic as Farmer Sentiment Declines Steeply, Iowa Agricultural Law Blog, April 7, 2020

Author, COVID-19: Tax Filing Date & Payment Extension, Tax Credits for Paid Leave, and NEW Stimulus Payments, Iowa Agricultural Law Blog, March 25, 2020

Author, Ankeny Arrest is a Reminder that CBD Products Remain Illegal in Iowa, Iowa Agricultural Law Blog, December 12, 2019

Author, 2019 Farm Program Payments are projected to be the Highest in a Decade, Iowa Agricultural Law Blog, July 12, 2019

Author, Minimizing Risk in Agricultural Loans during Times of Uncertainty, Iowa Agricultural Law Blog, June 3, 2019

Author, Government Shutdown Update, Iowa Agricultural Law Blog, January 24, 2019

Author, USDA to issue February SNAP benefits early due to shutdown, Iowa Agricultural Law Blog, January 14, 2019

Author, Secretary Perdue Extends Deadline for Market Facilitation Program Applications, Iowa Agricultural Law Blog, January 9, 2019

Author, USDA Amends Time-period for Reporting Hog Numbers, Iowa Agricultural Law Blog, December 27, 2018

Author, Government Shutdown May Cause Disruption for Market Facilitation Program, Iowa Agricultural Law Blog, December 27, 2018

Author, USDA Market Facilitation Program Application Deadline Approaching, Iowa Agricultural Law Blog, December 20, 2018

Author, Tariff Aid Package Details Announced by USDA, Iowa Agricultural Law Blog, August 27, 2018

Author, Undersecretary Northey Discusses Market Facilitation Program, Iowa Agricultural Law Blog, August 14, 2018

Author, USDA Offers Aid to Farmers Caught in Trade WarIowa Agricultural Law Blog, August 9, 2018