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Senate confirms Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary

May 1, 2017 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Monday confirmed former Georgia Gov. more »»

Where’s the beef at the farmers market?

April 30, 2017 CLEAR LAKE — While produce abounds at north central Iowa farmers markets and gains traction at area eateries, locally-sourced meat and egg products seem to be missing from the plate. more »»

Continuing on with the family farm

April 29, 2017 IOWA FALLS — A heritage farm in Hardin County will continue to thrive and grow thanks to the next generation that has plans to return to the farm. more »»

CRP requires care just like any other crops

April 28, 2017 Since being signed into law more than 30 years ago, the federal Conservation Reserve Program has grown to be the largest conservation program in the country. more »»


April 28, 2017 Cartoonist Rick Friday's submission... more »»

Study highlights economic impact of pork industry

April 25, 2017 By CHAD THOMPSON cthompson@messengernews. more »»

Iowans help with wildlife relief efforts

April 24, 2017 By Kristin Danley-Greiner editor@farm-news. more »»

No shortage of soybeans in the US, worldwide

April 23, 2017 ANKENY — Soybean prices may be trending down due to large domestic and global supplies, but Iowa Soybean Association leaders are optimistic about the future since demand remains stron. more »»

Not the usual dairy farm

April 22, 2017 By DAWN BLISS editor@farm-news. more »»

Budget cut is likely the end of the Leopold Center, d

April 21, 2017 DES MOINES — It was standing room only in Room 103 at the State Capitol Monday, the rotunda outside jam-packed with people opposed to state legislators’ proposed budget cuts to the Leopold Center. more »»


April 21, 2017 Cartoonist Rick Friday's submission for April 21, 2017... more »»

Senator Bernie Sanders to Keynote CCI Action Convention

April 21, 2017 Des Moines – Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action Fund (CCI Action) has announced that Senator Bernie Sanders will deliver the keynote speech at their annual convention this summer. more »»

PFI hosts workshop

April 16, 2017 JEFFERSON — If you build it they will come — and help. more »»

Expert: It’s not too late for soil sampling

April 15, 2017 By KRISS NELSON jknelson@frontiernet. more »»

Planting delayed due to wet, cool weather

April 14, 2017 The date on the calendar is showing the time is right for planting. more »»


April 14, 2017 Cartoonist Rick Friday's submission... more »»

12 chosen for World Food Prize program

April 10, 2017 DES MOINES — An internship available at the World Food Prize will allow participants to learn directly how an international non-profit organization operates. more »»

Introducing students to farming

April 8, 2017 MANSON — From fish to feathers and hair balls and horns, those were just a few experiences junior high students participated in during a veterinary breakout session March 28 at Manson Northwest... more »»

Out of the ground

April 7, 2017 EAGLE GROVE — Prestage Foods of Iowa’s incoming multi-million-dollar pork processing plant could fuel a resurgence in north central Iowa communities, which have lagged behind the rest of Iowa and th... more »»

Prestage breaks ground for pork processing plant

April 7, 2017 EAGLE GROVE (Prestage Foods) — While Ernie Goss was outlining a study his company did on the economic impact Prestage Foods of Iowa will have on 10 counties in Northcentral Iowa (see related story o... more »»



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