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It’s harvest time in Iowa

September 27, 2016 Since human beings first learned to cultivate the soil, harvest time has had extraordinary significance. In earlier centuries, good crops meant prosperity and security. more »»

Soybeans are big business in Iowa

September 23, 2016 This crop helps make the Hawkeye State prosperous Nobody knows exactly how long humans have cultivated the soybean, but agricultural historians are quite certain its domestication as a crop in... more »»

Let’s keep rural life accident free

September 16, 2016 National Farm Safety and Health Week begins Sunday— it’s the 73rd consecutive annual observance. This year’s theme is “farm safety ... a legacy to be proud of. more »»

Clay County Fair is an Iowa treasure

September 7, 2016 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 »»

Welcome news for Iowa beef producers

August 12, 2016 Selling American agricultural products internationally makes an important contribution to our nation’s economy. It’s also hugely significant for the Hawkeye State. more »»

Nothing compares to the Iowa State Fair

August 5, 2016 If you love a parade, plan to be in Des Moines Wednesday evening at 6:15. more »»

Farmers markets good for America

July 29, 2016 Farmers markets are becoming more common not only in Iowa, but also across the nation. They are an important source of attractively priced, nutritious food. With that in mind, U.S. more »»

Preserving wetlands gets a boost

July 22, 2016 One of the keys to keeping our natural environment healthy is making certain that water resources are appropriately protected. On July 7, Tom Vilsack, U.S. more »»

Leaders play vital role in agriculture

July 15, 2016 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 »»

Attend your county fair

July 7, 2016 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 »»

Let’s take special care on the roads

July 1, 2016 All across the Hawkeye State, people will be taking advantage of this holiday weekend to pursue fun summer activities. more »»

Ag sales abroad help America

June 17, 2016 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 »»

Bill Northey keeps in touch with Iowans

June 10, 2016 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 »»

World Pork Expo is worth a look

June 3, 2016 The 2016 incarnation of the World Pork Expo gets underway in Des Moines Wednesday at the Iowa State Fairgrounds and runs through Friday. more »»

Take special care on the roads

May 25, 2016 All across the Hawkeye State, people will be taking advantage of this holiday weekend to pursue fun summer activities. more »»

Iowa leads nation in egg production

May 13, 2016 Egg production is big business in Iowa. The Hawkeye State has more than 50 major egg producers. The state’s nearly 60 million layers generate a remarkable 1. more »»

It’s once again Beef Month in Iowa

May 6, 2016 Gov. Terry Branstad 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 29, 2016 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: A time for unity

April 22, 2016 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 »»

Time for artists to come forward

April 15, 2016 The search for artists to be honored in the fifth annual “”Celebration of Iowa: Agriculture Art Award” competition is underway. more »»



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