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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 »»


November 6, 2015 Iowa is widely known for our first-rate hospitality, first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses and first-class production of corn, soybeans, pork and eggs. more »»


November 6, 2015 By GEORGE NAYLOR More farm co-op mergers? I’ll be voting “no” on the proposed merger of my farmer co-op, FC, the largest in Iowa, with another large co-op, West Central. more »»

October Pork Month

October 23, 2015 This industry makes a huge contribution to the Iowa economy October has been designated National Pork Mont. more »»

Farm News Editorial

October 15, 2015 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 »»

Growing hemp as a cash crop

October 15, 2015 By AARON SCHOENEMAN Iowa Hemp Association Since the beginning of time, existence was understood to be dependent on a symbiotic relationship with the environment. more »»

Farm News Editorial

October 9, 2015 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 »»



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