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Trump administration brokers important new trade pact

July 21, 2017 Selling American agricultural products internationally makes an important contribution to our nation’s economy. It’s also hugely significant for the Hawkeye State. more »»

Leaders play vital role in agriculture Their vision and energy keep a vaital industry thriving

July 14, 2017 From the earliest days, the emergence of successful farms and related industries in the American Midwest depended on the hard work and vision of people who played leadership roles in these vital... more »»

Let’s keep our farms safe for kids

July 7, 2017 According to the federal government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, agriculture is the second most dangerous occupation in the nation with a death rate at 22.7 per 100,000 workers. more »»

Attend your county fair

June 30, 2017 Times change. Even so there are a few constants in life. One is the pleasure provided by the county fairs that continue to be a highlight of summer in the Hawkeye Stat. more »»

Century Farms celebrate history

June 27, 2017 It’s more than 180 years since land that is now the state of Iowa was opened for settlers. more »»

Congrats to our new governor Reynolds is first woman to serve as state’s chief executive

June 16, 2017 On May 25, a landmark transition took place in the Hawkeye State. Gov. Terry Branstad resigned to assume the critical international role of U.S. ambassador to Chin. more »»

Grassley shows how Congress should function Study finds Iowa’s senior U.S. senator ranks very high in bipartisanship

June 9, 2017 Iowa’s senior U.S. senator helps counter by the example he sets the disillusionment so many Americans express about Congress. more »»

World Pork Expo is worth a look Event ranks as the world’s largest pork industry trade show

June 2, 2017 The 2017 incarnation of the World Pork Expo gets underway in Des Moines Wednesday at the Iowa State Fairgrounds and runs through Friday. more »»

Leopold Center gets a repriev

May 26, 2017 During the recently ended legislative session, Iowa lawmakers faced the need to find ways the state government could spend less money so it could achieve a balanced budget. more »»

2017 legislative session was productive

May 19, 2017 In recent years, control of the Iowa Legislature has been split. Neither political party controlled both chambers and the governorship simultaneously. more »»

Mothers of steel

May 12, 2017 As Mother’s Day approaches, I am often caught up in the nostalgia the day brings, and the notion that mothers have held families together ever since, well, the invention of mothers. more »»

Iowa leads nation in egg production Egg production is big business in Iowa

May 12, 2017 The Hawkeye State has more than 50 major egg producers. The state’s nearly 60 million layers generate a remarkable 14.4 billion eggs each year, making Iowa the No. 1 egg-producing state in the nation. more »»

Transportation week starts Sunday It celebrates the contributions of crucial industry

May 12, 2017 National Transportation Week, which starts Sunday, is a celebration of the transportation industry that has taken place each May since it became a permanent event in 196. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

May 12, 2017 Leave it to the language experts at England’s Oxford Dictionaries to come up with a two-word “Word of the Year” for 2016. That (those) word(s) is (are) “post-truth. more »»

May is Egg Month – let’s celebrate

May 12, 2017 By KEVIN STILES Executive Director Iowa Egg Council Perhaps it is part of our “Iowa Niceness,” but we, in agriculture in the state, don’t often take time to celebrate and reflect on our successes. more »»

DAVID KRUSE

May 12, 2017 There was another huge anti-Trump rally in D.C., this time focused on climate change. EPA administrator Scott Pruitt reportedly requested 24/7 personal security protection from the U.S. Marshalls. more »»

CLAYTON RYE

May 12, 2017 I have been trying to figure out how to say this because it isn’t easy. So, I will simply say I am going to stop writing my weekly columns and this is the last one. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

May 10, 2017 Mother’s Day is almost here, which means the greeting card industry is about to receive a cash infusion that would dwarf the entire economy of Lichtenstein. more »»

CROP WATCH

May 10, 2017 TIME TO CHECK FIELDS FOR REDUCED STANDS Already this growing season is looking like one that will have a multitude of challenge. more »»

KARL SETZER

May 5, 2017 Corn Belt shows division There is a shift taking place to the division of the U.S. Corn Belt. more »»

 
 

 

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