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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 »»

Reynolds sets out important goals

February 9, 2018 Gov. Kim Reynolds delivered her first Condition of the State on Jan. 9. more »»

Tax changes help Iowa’s farmers

February 2, 2018 The new tax law passed by Congress late in 2017 and signed by President Donald Trump will help Iowa farmers, according to Sen. Charles Grassley. more »»

Plan to attend the Pork Congress

January 19, 2018 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 »»

USDA gets some welcome news

January 5, 2018 Many Iowans are very familiar with the many things the U.S. Department of Agriculture does extremely well. more »»

Iowa does well in national study

December 22, 2017 24/7 Wall St. LLC is a Delaware corporation that runs a financial news and opinion company. more »»

Grassley protects US taxpayers

December 18, 2017 Sen. Charles Grassley is an important voice in Washington on many issues of major significance to the future of the nation. more »»

Pay a visit to Farm News Ag Show

December 1, 2017 Even those with the most casual interest in agriculture will want to be on hand when the 16th annual Farm News Ag Show kicks off Wednesday at the 2031 Quail Ave. more »»

Barns symbolize Iowa’s farm heritage

November 17, 2017 Iowa’s rural landscape has changed dramatically as farming has become less labor intensive in the last century. more »»

Tomorrow we pay honor to our veterans

November 10, 2017 More than nine decades have passed since the guns fell silent in the war then known as the Great War — the one we now call World War I. more »»

Harvest is a time for caution

November 2, 2017 According to the federal government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, agriculture is the second most dangerous occupation in the nation with a death rate at 22.7 per 100,000 workers. more »»

October is National Pork Month

October 27, 2017 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 »»

October is Co-op month across the US

October 20, 2017 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 »»

Iowa agricultural leaders have an opportunity

October 13, 2017 Selling American agricultural products internationally makes an important contribution to our nation’s economy. It’s also hugely significant for the Hawkeye State. more »»

4-H is about helping youths achieve This week is a good time to celebrate a truly superb program

October 6, 2017 National 4-H Week, which began Sunday, is a good time to celebrate the enormous contributions 4-H makes to our community and nation. more »»

Soybeans are big business in Iowa This crop helps make the Hawkeye State prosperous

September 29, 2017 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 »»

USDA helps with Harvey aftermath

September 22, 2017 Many parts of the federal government are hard at work helping state and local officials cope with the massive problems Hurricane Harvey has create. more »»

Bill Northey heads to Washington

September 15, 2017 The White House has announced that President Donald Trump is nominating Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey to be US under secretary of agriculture for farm production and conservation. more »»

Clay county fair is an Iowa treasure

September 8, 2017 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 end. more »»

US pork will now be sold in Argentina

September 1, 2017 Selling American agricultural products internationally makes an important contribution to our nation’s economy. It’s also hugely significant for the Hawkeye State. more »»

 
 

 

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