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Legislative session was good for agriculture

May 28, 2019 Agriculture long has been at the heart of our state’s economic well-being. more »»

Volunteer firefighters are there for us

May 20, 2019 Imagine working 40 hours a week or more, then spending dozens more hours training to run the pump on a fire truck. more »»

It’s once again Beef Month in Iowa

May 8, 2019 Gov. Kim Reynolds 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 »»

USDA announces Ag Census results

April 26, 2019 Agriculture is an enormous, diverse part of the U.S. economy. Every five years, the U.S. more »»

Ethanol- industry gets welcome new

April 12, 2019 During the month when Americans concerned about maintaining a healthy and green environment will celebrate Earth Day, there is an especially welcome development. more »»

Good news for ethanol industry

April 8, 2019 A promise to Iowa’s ethanol producers made by President Donald Trump is about to be kept. more »»

Humboldt owes much to the Nielsens

March 28, 2019 Anyone working up a sweat in the new Humboldt Recreation Center is making good use of what’s perhaps the biggest gift that community has ever receive. more »»

Keeping Iowa’s hogs safe

March 25, 2019 Hogs raised in Iowa account for more than 30 percent of U.S. hog production. Iowa ranks as the nation’s top hog-producing state. It’s also the top state for pork exports. more »»

Farm News reaches a milestone

March 15, 2019 Agriculture is at the heart of Iowa’s economy. For nearly a quarter century, Farm News has had a straightforward mission. more »»

Help celebrate National Ag Day

March 7, 2019 After an at times trying winter, spring is about to arrive. As another growing season approaches, Thursday has been set as National Ag Day by the Agriculture Council of America. more »»

Is your family eligible

March 1, 2019 Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig is encouraging eligible farm owners to apply for the 2019 Century and Heritage Farm Program. more »»

Good news for soybean growers

February 22, 2019 Most years Iowa is a national leader in soybean production. It usually ranks at the top or is a close secon. more »»

FFA enriches the lives of students

February 15, 2019 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 »»

Loan programs help farmers enter the industry

February 4, 2019 The Beginning Farmer Loan Program receives a modest funding boost in the recently signed farm bill, which is important for an industry that needs more startup operations. more »»

IPFS starts Tuesday

January 25, 2019 What organizers say is the third largest indoor agricultural equipment show in the upper Midwest kicks off Tuesday and continues through Thursday at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. more »»

Iowa Department of Agriculture is helping the state succeed

January 23, 2019 On New Year’s Eve, Mike Naig, Iowa’s secretary of agriculture, released his department’s look back at the year just ending. It contains encouraging news. more »»

USDA accomplished much in 2018

January 11, 2019 As 2019 begins, it’s a good time to reflect not just on what lies ahead, but also on what was accomplished in the year that just ended. more »»

A promise made and kept

January 4, 2019 Politicians make a great many promises. All too often, however, actions they claim they will take don’t materialize. more »»

Looking back on 2018

December 28, 2018 As we bid adieu to 2018 it is a perfect time to reflect on a year that brought challenges to both producers and the agri-business community. more »»

US beef now on market in Morocco

December 20, 2018 Selling American agricultural products internationally makes an important contribution to our nation’s economy. It’s also hugely significant for the Hawkeye State. more »»



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