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Help celebrate National Ag Day

March 7, 2019 After an at times trying winter, spring is about to arrive. As another growing season approaches, Thursday has been set as National Ag Day by the Agriculture Council of America. more »»

Is your family eligible

March 1, 2019 Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig is encouraging eligible farm owners to apply for the 2019 Century and Heritage Farm Program. more »»

Good news for soybean growers

February 22, 2019 Most years Iowa is a national leader in soybean production. It usually ranks at the top or is a close secon. more »»

FFA enriches the lives of students

February 15, 2019 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 »»

Loan programs help farmers enter the industry

February 4, 2019 The Beginning Farmer Loan Program receives a modest funding boost in the recently signed farm bill, which is important for an industry that needs more startup operations. more »»

IPFS starts Tuesday

January 25, 2019 What organizers say is the third largest indoor agricultural equipment show in the upper Midwest kicks off Tuesday and continues through Thursday at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. more »»

Iowa Department of Agriculture is helping the state succeed

January 23, 2019 On New Year’s Eve, Mike Naig, Iowa’s secretary of agriculture, released his department’s look back at the year just ending. It contains encouraging news. more »»

USDA accomplished much in 2018

January 11, 2019 As 2019 begins, it’s a good time to reflect not just on what lies ahead, but also on what was accomplished in the year that just ended. more »»

A promise made and kept

January 4, 2019 Politicians make a great many promises. All too often, however, actions they claim they will take don’t materialize. more »»

Looking back on 2018

December 28, 2018 As we bid adieu to 2018 it is a perfect time to reflect on a year that brought challenges to both producers and the agri-business community. more »»

US beef now on market in Morocco

December 20, 2018 Selling American agricultural products internationally makes an important contribution to our nation’s economy. It’s also hugely significant for the Hawkeye State. more »»

Sen. Joni Ernst shows leadership

December 14, 2018 Passing a budget and the appropriations bills to fund the U.S. government are among the most important functions of the U.S. Congress. more »»

Trump boosts ethanol industry

December 7, 2018 For some years, the Environmental Protection Agency has banned the sale of gasoline with a blend of 15 percent ethanol – E-15 – during the summer. more »»

Pay a visit to the Farm News Ag Show

December 3, 2018 No matter which side of the ag sector you are in, whether it be a producer or in agribusiness you will want to attend the 17th annual Farm News Ag Show. The two-day show is open Wednesday from 8:30 a. more »»

Barns symbolize Iowa’s farm heritage

November 23, 2018 Iowa’s rural landscape has changed dramatically as farming has become less labor intensive in the last century. more »»

International sales help America

November 14, 2018 America’s exceptionally strong economy would be even more robust if this nation were able to sell in the international marketplace more of the products that are grown here. more »»

Conservation efforts are succeeding

November 9, 2018 Protecting and enhancing the quality of the Hawkeye State’s water resources is vitally important. That’s why the Iowa Water Quality Initiative was created in 2013. more »»

Charles Grassley does it again

November 2, 2018 When a politician makes a promise, it’s not uncommon for voters to doubt that it can be taken seriously. When U.S. Sen. more »»

October is National Pork Month

October 26, 2018 October has been designated National Pork Month. That makes it an especially good time to reflect on the importance of the pork industry to this state. more »»

Let’s keep Steve King in Congress

October 26, 2018 The 50 American states send 435 men and women to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives. Most of them are little-known to anyone who doesn’t live in the district that sent them to Washington. more »»

 
 

 

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