Recently, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled to take away the indemnity of liability historically granted to Iowa landowners (Sallee vs. Stewart). This means Iowa farm landowners are no longer protected from liability should a visitor to the farm be harmed. Two weeks ago, an amendment was proposed in the Iowa Senate to reinstate the indemnity for farmers. All Democrats in the state Senate voted against this amendment. This means Senator Steve Sodders voted against Iowa farmers and the protection of farm landowners.