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Partnering to save birds makes sense

July 12, 2013 Early this month, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced the release of the State of the Birds 2013 Report on Private Lands. more »»

Let’s keep horses safe

July 5, 2013 This year’s wet spring and early summer are likely to produce one bumper crop that just about everybody would rather avoid — mosquitoes. more »»

Support Iowa’s manufacturer’s

June 30, 2013 Backing hometown sports teams is second nature to most people. Supporting Iowa’s agricultural economy and the state’s manufacturers should become equally common. more »»

Century Farms celebrate history

June 19, 2013 It’s 180 years since land that is now the state of Iowa was opened for settlers. The America of the 21st century is far different from the nation presided over by President Andrew Jackson in 1833. more »»

Attend your county fair

June 14, 2013 Times change. Even so there are a few constants in life. One is the pleasure provided by the county fairs that continue to be a highlight of summer in the Hawkeye Stat. more »»

World Pork Expo is remarkable

June 7, 2013 The 2013 incarnation of the World Pork Expo, which began Wednesday, winds up today in Des Moines at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. more »»

Charles Grassley cares what Iowans think

May 31, 2013 When a politician makes a promise, it’s not unusual for voters to respond with skepticism. When U.S. Sen. more »»

Iowa leads nation in eggs

May 24, 2013 Egg production is big business in Iowa. The Hawkeye State has more than 80 major egg producers. more »»

China helps Iowa prosper

May 17, 2013 International trade is a critical contributor to economic prosperity in Iowa. According to the Business Roundtable, about 2,500 Iowa companies export their products and services internationall. more »»


May 17, 2013 Cartoonist Rick Friday's submission for May 17, 2013... more »»

Transportation week is at hand

May 9, 2013 National Transportation Week is May 12-18. This celebration of the transportation industry has taken place each May since it became a permanent event in 196. more »»

Wind power is booming in Iowa

April 26, 2013 Windmills once dotted the Iowa landscap. more »»

Help preserve the story

April 12, 2013 The spectacular success of agriculture is one of our nation’s most significant accomplishments. more »»

Better information is the goal

April 5, 2013 In the increasingly data-driven world of 21st-century agriculture access to information is an important key to commercial success. more »»

USDA helps Americans stay healthy

March 29, 2013 For four decades, March has been designated National Nutrition Month. more »»

It’s time for spring and farming

March 22, 2013 Agriculture is at the very heart of life in the Hawkeye State and especially so as spring unfolds. The renewal of the earth is also a time when the pace quickens on Iowa’s more than 92,000 farms. more »»

Help celebrate National Ag Day

March 15, 2013 In just a few days, another winter will come to an end. As another growing season approaches, March 19 has been set as National Ag Day by the Agriculture Council of America. more »»

Specialty crops help Iowa thrive

March 8, 2013 No one doubts the importance to Iowa’s agricultural economy of major crops such as corn and soybeans. Diversification, however, is a good idea in many business pursuits. more »»

Enjoy Progress Edition 2013

February 22, 2013 As the holiday season draws to a close each year, the writing staff at Farm News embarks on a challenging adventure — producing a comprehensive look at how a wide array of developments in our region... more »»

FFA Week starts Saturday

February 15, 2013 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 »»



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