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USDA programs are helping kids

November 13, 2015 When people eat properly the payoff in terms of lifelong good health can be remarkable. more »»

USDA awards wetlands grants

November 6, 2015 One of the keys to keeping our natural environment healthy is making certain that water resources are appropriately protected. The U.S. more »»

GUEST COLUMN

November 6, 2015 Iowa is widely known for our first-rate hospitality, first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses and first-class production of corn, soybeans, pork and eggs. more »»

GUEST COLUMN

November 6, 2015 By GEORGE NAYLOR More farm co-op mergers? I’ll be voting “no” on the proposed merger of my farmer co-op, FC, the largest in Iowa, with another large co-op, West Central. more »»

October Pork Month

October 23, 2015 This industry makes a huge contribution to the Iowa economy October has been designated National Pork Mont. more »»

Farm News Editorial

October 15, 2015 There are various types of businesses that operate as cooperatives, but according to the National Cooperative Business Association they all are owned and democratically controlled by their members... more »»

Growing hemp as a cash crop

October 15, 2015 By AARON SCHOENEMAN Iowa Hemp Association Since the beginning of time, existence was understood to be dependent on a symbiotic relationship with the environment. more »»

Farm News Editorial

October 9, 2015 Here at Farm News, we work diligently to put out a specialty newspaper that we hope readers find both informative and useful. This is National Newspaper Week. more »»

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 »»

Farm News Editorial

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 »»

Farm News Editorial

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 »»

Farm News Editorial

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 »»

Farm News Editorial

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 »»

Farm News Editorial

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 »»

Farm News Editorial

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 »»

Farm News Editorial

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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