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Be sure to attend your county fair

June 18, 2018 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 State. more »»

Grassley singled out for praise

June 8, 2018 The Biotechnology Innovation Organization is a trade organization representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations. more »»

World Pork Expo is worth a look

June 1, 2018 The 2018 incarnation of the World Pork Expo gets underway in Des Moines Wednesday at the Iowa State Fairgrounds and runs through Friday. more »»

Good news for ethanol industry

May 25, 2018 Sens. Charles Grassley and Joni Ernst, the two Republicans who represent the Hawkeye State in the United States Senate, are both strong champions of Iowa’s evolving ethanol industr. more »»

Good news from Japan

May 18, 2018 Iowa’s growing ethanol industry just got some very good news. Japan has opened its huge marketplace to ethanol manufactured from corn. more »»

Transportation week starts Sunday

May 11, 2018 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 »»

Iowa leads nation in egg production

May 11, 2018 Egg production is big business in Iowa. The Hawkeye State’s 54 million layering hens generate a remarkable 16 billion eggs each year, making Iowa the No. 1 egg-producing state in the natio. more »»

It’s once again Beef Month in Iowa

May 4, 2018 Gov. Kim Reynolds has officially proclaimed May as Beef Month in Iowa. For many of us, every month is a time to partake of a food that ranks high on the list of culinary favorites. more »»

Conservation keeps Iowa prosperous

April 27, 2018 From the time the first European settlers made Iowa their home, the state’s rich, productive farmland has been at the heart of the state’s economy. more »»

Earth Day is a time for unity

April 20, 2018 The late 1960s were turbulent years in America. It was a time of rapid change when young protesters expressed disillusionment with many aspects of the world their elders had built. more »»

USDA-SBA partnership makes sense

April 13, 2018 Keeping the farm economy strong requires that the business communities in the small towns throughout rural also thrive. That’s why a new partnership between the U.. more »»

Joni Ernst is right about tariffs

April 6, 2018 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 »»

Iowa has a new secretary of agriculture

March 30, 2018 It’s been no secret for many months that Bill Northey’s more than a decade as Iowa’s secretary of agriculture was coming to an end. more »»

It’s time for spring and farming

March 23, 2018 Agriculture is at the very heart of life in the Hawkeye State and especially so as spring unfolds. The renewal of the earth is also a time when the pace quickens on Iowa’s 86,900 farm. more »»

Help celebrate National Ag Day

March 16, 2018 After an at times trying winter, spring is about to arrive. As another growing season approaches, Tuesday has been set as National Ag Day by the Agriculture Council of Americ. more »»

Is your family’s farm eligible?

March 9, 2018 It’s been 185 years since land that is now the state of Iowa was opened for settlers. more »»

Lawmakers respond to Reynolds’ challenge

March 2, 2018 Protecting and enhancing the quality of the Hawkeye State’s water resources is vitally important. That’s why Gov. more »»

Annual Dayton Expo is Saturday

February 23, 2018 The winding down of an Iowa winter is a preoccupation for everyone just now. more »»

Enjoy Progress Edition 2018

February 23, 2018 As the holiday season draws to a close each year, the writing staff at Farm News embarks on a challenging adventure — producing a comprehensive look at how a wide array of developments in our regio... more »»

FFA enriches the lives of students The organization has adapted to changes in agriculture

February 16, 2018 FFA was established in 1928 as Future Farmers of America. It was renamed the National FFA Organization in 1988 to reflect the rapid changes and greater employment diversity in agricultur. more »»



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