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Grassley assumes major new role

February 6, 2015 With Republicans now the majority party in the United State Senate, all of that body’s committees are now chaired by members of the GOP. more »»

Corn fuels Iowa’s economy

January 30, 2015 Corn production has been a key factor in the Iowa economy for more than 150 years. The state’s 21st-century economy is characterized by increasing diversit. more »»

IPFS starts 3-day run Tuesday

January 30, 2015 It’s largest indoor event of its type in upper Midwest What organizers say is the largest indoor agricultural equipment show in the upper Midwest — and the third largest in the United States — kicks... more »»

Year of the soils

January 16, 2015 The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced early this month that it had begun its observance of the International Year of Soils. more »»

Farm News Editorial

January 9, 2015 U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Iowa’s former governor, was a guest participant at the Goals in Food & Agriculture Session of the U.S. more »»

Pipeline project offers opportunities, controversy

January 2, 2015 The oil boom in North Dakota has emerged in recent years as one of the Midwest’s most important economic stories. more »»

Reflecting on 2014

December 26, 2014 Soon, 2014 will be in the record books. That makes today an especially good time to reflect on the year that is about to end. more »»

F.I.R.S.T data will help farmers

December 19, 2014 Farmers Independent Research of Seed Companies — F.I.R.S.T. is an association of farmers and businesses that spans 16 states. F.I.R.S.T. more »»

Farm News Editorial

December 12, 2014 Across Iowa at this time of year 4-H is holding leader recognition and awards banquets. more »»

Maintain your most valuable resource

December 5, 2014 Maureen Horsley said it as well as it can be said: “You only get one body. Take care of i. more »»

Let’s shop locally whenever possible

December 5, 2014 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 28, 2014 Even those with the most casual interest in agriculture will want to be on hand when the 13th annual Farm News Ag Show kicks off at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the 2031 Quail Ave. more »»


November 28, 2014 Cartoonist Rick Friday's submission Nov. more »»

Barns symbolize Iowa’s farming heritage

November 21, 2014 Iowa’s rural landscape has changed dramatically as farming has become less labor intensive in the last century. more »»

Iowa’s impressive ag economy

November 7, 2014 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 »»

Keep Branstad in governor’s chair

October 31, 2014 Four years ago, Iowa voters brought Terry Branstad, a four-term former governor, out of retirement because the Hawkeye State faced woes so severe that a proven leader was needed in the governor’s... more »»

Let’s keep Steve King in Congress

October 31, 2014 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 »»

Send Joni Ernst to Washington, D.C.

October 31, 2014 If they elect Joni Ernst to the U.S. Senate, Iowans will be sending to Washington a woman whose service there will make our nation stronger. more »»

Let’s keep Bill Northey on the job

October 24, 2014 When Iowans go to the polls this year, they have a chance to re-elect a superb secretary of agricultur. more »»

October is National Co-op Month

October 10, 2014 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 »»



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