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Women play vital role in agriculture

July 18, 2014 For as long as human beings have engaged in the assorted pursuits referred to collectively as agriculture, women have been key players in the success of those undertakings. more »»

Please, attend your county fairs

July 11, 2014 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 »»

A day to celebrate America

July 4, 2014 Whether you spend this Fourth of July picnicking, swimming, boating, enjoying a parade, attending a community celebration, watching a fireworks display or just plain loafing, there should be at leas... more »»

Drive safely: Schools are out

June 27, 2014 Commencement exercises are over and area schools for the most part have closed their doors for summer vacatio. more »»

Century Farms celebrate history

June 20, 2014 It’s more than 180 years since land that is now the state of Iowa was opened for settlers. more »»

Ag trade is bright spot for U.S.

June 13, 2014 The United States buys far more products from abroad than it exports. In 2013, for example the U.S. trade deficit was nearly $475 billion according a report published in May by The Associated Press. more »»

Keep Iowa’s roads safe

June 6, 2014 Spring is a time when slow-moving farm vehicles begin to reappear on roadways dominated by faster-paced traffic. That shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone who lives in farm country. more »»

World Pork Expo is worth a look

May 28, 2014 The 2014 incarnation of the World Pork Expo gets underway in Des Moines Wednesday at the Iowa State Fairgrounds and runs through Friday. more »»

Northey salutes conservation support

May 23, 2014 Iowans concerned about water quality in the Hawkeye State can take pride in the record of the Legislature this year. That’s Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey’s messag. more »»

It’s National Transportation Week

May 16, 2014 National Transportation Week is a celebration of the transportation industry that has taken place each May since it became a permanent event in 1962. more »»


May 16, 2014 It’s just a fact that some people see the proverbial glass half-full rather than half-empty and some people say tomahto, others tomato. These tomahto/half-fullers aren’t knuckleheads. more »»

Iowa leads in egg production

May 9, 2014 Egg production is big business in Iowa. The Hawkeye State has more than 50 major egg producers. The state’s nearly 60 million layers generate a remarkable 1. more »»

It’s Beef Month in Iowa

May 2, 2014 Gov. Terry Branstad has officially proclaimed May as Beef Month in Iowa. For many of us, every month is a time to partake of a food that ranks high on the list of culinary favorites. more »»

Wind power is booming in Iowa

April 25, 2014 Windmills once dotted the Iowa landscap. more »»

Earth Day is a time for unity

April 18, 2014 The late 1960s were turbulent years in America. It was a time of rapid change when young protesters expressed disillusionment with many aspects of the world their elders had built. more »»

Governor seeks to protect Iowa’s egg industry

April 11, 2014 Egg production is hugely important to the agricultural economy in the Hawkeye State. Iowa leads the nation in egg production with an annual output of more than 14.4 billion eggs. more »»

Let’s slow down on RICL

April 4, 2014 Rock Island Clean Line is working on securing easements across 375 miles of Iowa, looking to string a direct current electric transmission line that will flow electricity generated from a... more »»

Iowa ranks near top in new Ag Census

March 28, 2014 American agriculture is an enormous, diverse part of the U.S. economy. Every five years, the U.. more »»

USDA invests in environment

March 14, 2014 The U.S. more »»

Grassley champions biodiesel industry

March 7, 2014 A robust biodiesel industry can help America achieve its long-term goal of having diverse sources of energy. more »»



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