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Don’t miss Farm News’ Ag Show

November 30, 2012 Even those with the most casual interest in agriculture will want to be on hand when the 11th annual Farm News Ag Show kicks off Wednesday at the Career Education Building on the Iowa Central... more »»

Barns symbolize Iowa’s ag heritage

November 23, 2012 Iowa’s rural landscape has changed dramatically as farming has become less labor intensive in the last century. more »»

Bill Northey keeps in touch with Iowans

November 16, 2012 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 »»

International trade boosts economy

November 2, 2012 International trade is an important contributor to economic prosperity in Iowa and the natio. more »»

Elect Romney

October 26, 2012 Before casting your vote in the election for president, ask yourself two questions: First, is the United States better off today than four years ago? Even more important, will you be better off four... more »»

October is National Pork Month

October 19, 2012 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 »»

Newspapers make democracy stronger

October 12, 2012 Here at Farm News, we work diligently to put out a specialty newspaper that we hope readers find both informative and useful. This is National Newspaper Week. more »»

4-H is about achievement

October 5, 2012 National 4-H Week (Oct. 7-13) is a good time to celebrate the enormous contributions 4-H makes to our community and nation. more »»

Soybeans are big business in Iowa

September 26, 2012 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 »»

Let’s keep our farms safe

September 21, 2012 Iowa Farm Safety and Health Week began Sunday and runs through Saturday. It coincides with National Farm Safety and Health Week. more »»

Good news about Iowa’s kids

September 14, 2012 Somber news about the state of our nation’s economy and culture seems to be everywhere. Clearly, there are solid reasons to be concerned about both. more »»

Clay County Fair is an Iowa treasure

September 7, 2012 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 »»

Dayton Rodeo fun starts today

August 31, 2012 The 2012 incarnation of the Dayton National Championship Rodeo will attract large crowds this Labor Day weekend — deservedly so. more »»

Farm progress show warrants a look

August 24, 2012 It won’t be long before the 2012 incarnation of the Farm Progress Show welcomes a multitude of visitors to the Boone area. This year’s event kicks off Tuesday and will run three days. more »»

Don’t target wind energy

August 17, 2012 Making use of wind to generate electricity has enormous implications for the United States. more »»

Standing up for gun rights

August 10, 2012 So eager is President Barack Obama to please some foreign leaders that what is good for Americans sometimes does not seem to be a priority for him. more »»

Nothing compares to the Iowa State fair

August 3, 2012 If you love a parade, plan to be in Des Moines Wednesday evening at 6:15. more »»

Ag economy is still a bright spot

July 27, 2012 News reports are filled with gloomy predictions about both the U.S. and world economies. more »»

Let’s keep our farm kids safer

July 13, 2012 Anyone who grew up on a farm will tell you that the rural life can have pleasures aplenty. The wonders of nature are close at hand. more »»

Spending isn’t the answer

July 6, 2012 The U.S. economy may no longer be in recession, but just about no one would claim that more than a modest recovery from a protracted downturn has been achieved. more »»



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