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Water quality gets a major boost

April 8, 2016 Keeping water everywhere in the Hawkeye State as free of contaminants as possible is an important goal. more »»

Good news for Iowa beef producers

April 1, 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 »»

It’s time for spring and farming

March 23, 2016 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 87,500 farms. more »»

Home & Garden Expo is place to be

March 11, 2016 With spring in the air, the 2016 Home & Garden Expo should be the destination of choice this weekend for anyone with even the hint of a green thumb or a desire to spruce up the family home. more »»

Help select Iowa’s Conservation Farmer of the Year

March 4, 2016 Iowa’s farm families have long understood the importance of state-of-the-art conservation practices. Our state’s farmers pay close attention to the preservation of soil and water quality. more »»

It’s FFA Week all across America

February 19, 2016 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 »»

Ethanol’s market is expanding

February 12, 2016 The news has been filled with dire economic reports from China in recent month. more »»

Branstad sets 2016 agenda

February 5, 2016 Gov. Terry Branstad announced in January in his Condition of the State address — delivered at a joint session of the Legislature — a sensible plan of action for 2016. more »»

Plan to attend Pork Congress

January 22, 2016 For more than four decades, the Iowa Pork Producers Association’s Iowa Pork Congress has been an event where pork producers and assorted experts gather to share views and information about an... more »»

Iowa ag economy remains robust

January 15, 2016 On New Year’s Eve, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey shared his observations regarding the state of the farm economy as the new year was about to begin. more »»

Hawkeye State is in very good hands

January 8, 2016 As 2016 begins, many Americans are unhappy about the direction of the nation. Cynicism about the motives and integrity of elected officials is commonplace. more »»

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2016

January 1, 2016 Today, we welcome in a new year. more »»

Time to submit nominations

December 25, 2015 The production of ethanol and biodiesel is big business in Iowa. The Hawkeye State’s role in the nation’s renewable fuels industry is enormou. more »»

Ag trade with China grew fast

December 18, 2015 U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack visited China in Novembe. more »»

USDA releases annual ‘Rural America’ report

December 11, 2015 The annual report of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service — “Rural America at a Glance, 2015”— has just been published. more »»

Let’s shop locally for the holidays

December 4, 2015 The holiday shopping season is upon us once again. In the quest to find just the right gifts, seeking out bargains is part of the fun. more »»

Farm News Ag Show is place to be

November 27, 2015 Even those with the most casual interest in agriculture will want to be on hand when the 14th annual Farm News Ag Show kicks off at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the 2031 Quail Ave. more »»

Barns symbolize Iowa’s ag heritage

November 20, 2015 Iowa’s rural landscape has changed dramatically as farming has become less labor intensive in the last century. more »»

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 »»



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