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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 »»

Beef industry gets a boost

February 8, 2013 Japan began restricting the importation of beef from the United States in 2003 as the result of a scare about possible contamination of U.. more »»

Is your farm eligible?

February 1, 2013 It’s been almost 180 years since land that is now the state of Iowa was opened for settler. more »»

Corn fuels Iowa’s economy

January 25, 2013 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 »»

IPF Show starts Tuesday

January 25, 2013 What organizers say is the largest indoor agricultural equipment show in the upper Midwest — and the fourth largest in the United States — kicks off Tuesday and continues through Thursday at Iowa... more »»

Plan to attend the Pork Congress

January 18, 2013 For four decades, the Iowa Pork Producers Association’s Iowa Pork Congress has been a symposium where pork producers and assorted experts gather to share views and information about an industry that... more »»

Grassley protects U.S. taxpayers

January 11, 2013 Sen. Charles Grassley is an important voice in Washington on many issues of major significance to the future of the nation. more »»

King to play key ag role

January 4, 2013 For many Farm News readers the new year will bring with it a change in their representation in Congress. Every 10 years — following the finalization of the U.. more »»

Support Iowa’s manufacturers

December 21, 2012 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 »»

Let’s shop locally

December 14, 2012 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 »»

4-H is about achievement

December 7, 2012 Across Iowa at this time of year 4-H is holding leader recognition and awards banquets. more »»

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 »»



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