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Farm News Editorial

October 2, 2015 National 4-H Week, which begins Sunday, is a good time to celebrate the enormous contributions 4-H makes to our community and nation. more »»

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September 25, 2015 Nobody knows exactly how long humans have cultivated the soybean, but agricultural historians are quite certain its domestication as a crop in China dates back three millennia. more »»

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September 18, 2015 National Farm Safety and Health Week begins Sunday — it’s the 72nd consecutive annual observance. This year’s theme is “Ag safety is not just a slogan, it’s a lifestyle. more »»

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September 11, 2015 The days are a tad shorter. The kids are back in school. There’s a hint of fall in the air. The season for summer fairs and festivals is nearly at an en. more »»

Dayton rodeo fun starts today

September 4, 2015 For more than seven decades this event has drawn big crowds The 2015 incarnation of the Dayton National Championship Rodeo will attract large crowds this Labor Day weekend — deservedly so. more »»

Ag-gag challenged

September 4, 2015 By CHARLIE ARNOT CEO, The Center for Food integrity The use of undercover video investigations has been an effective strategy used by animal welfare groups to bring more public attention to their... more »»

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August 28, 2015 At first brush a partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration may sound like an odd pairing. more »»

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August 20, 2015 The fairs are over or soon will be. It won’t be that long before cooler weather becomes the norm rather than the exception — summer is drawing to a clos. more »»

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August 14, 2015 In July, Gov. Terry Branstad signed into law the Iowa Legislature’s latest commitment to an ongoing partnership with farmers to protect the Hawkeye State’s soil and water resources. more »»

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August 7, 2015 Bill Northey, Iowa’s secretary of agriculture, is determined to keep faith with his pledge to visit all 99 Iowa counties each year to meet with Iowans to discuss the future of agriculture. more »»

Nothing compares to the Iowa State Fair

July 31, 2015 If you love a parade, plan to be in Des Moines Wednesday evening at 6:15. more »»

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July 24, 2015 There was a time when the majority of those people elected to the nation’s legislatures knew a great deal about the issues that are important to rural America. more »»

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July 17, 2015 For as long as human beings have engaged in the assorted pursuits referred to collectively as agriculture, women have been key players in the success of those undertakings. more »»

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July 10, 2015 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

July 3, 2015 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 »»

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June 26, 2015 The news keeps getting better regarding the more than five-decade-long dream of turning U.S. Highway 20 into a statewide, four-lane thoroughfare. more »»

Letters from readers

June 26, 2015 To the editor, Regarding the guest column (”Farm kid wants RFS repealed”) of June 12, Mr. Orr has quoted the words of Big Oil verbatim. more »»

Century Farms celebrate history Multigenerational ownership is a powerful Iowa tradition

June 19, 2015 It’s more than 180 years since land that is now the state of Iowa was opened for settlers. more »»

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June 12, 2015 America’s economy would be more robust if this nation were able to sell in the international marketplace more of the products that are made or grown here. more »»

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June 5, 2015 Late last month the U.S. Department of Agriculture added an online enhancement to its services that promises to make life easier for farmers and ranchers. more »»

 
 

 

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