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Price tag for classic Thanksgiving dinner rises slightly, remains a great value for families


Iowans preparing to shop for their annual family Thanksgiving dinner feast can rest assured knowing the traditional meal is still quite a bargain at just over $5 a serving for a family of 10.

New NASS analysis shows Iowa farmers continue to lead nation in corn, hogs, and egg production


While the final harvest yields of the 2015 growing season are yet to be tallied, a new book released by the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) and compiled by the Iowa office of the National Agricultural Statistics Services (NASS), shows that Iowa farmers continued to lead the nation in corn production in 2014, accounting for more than 14 percent of the corn crop.

Iowa Farm Bureau to feature inspirational speaker, Aaron Thomas, as keynote for 97th Annual Meeting


Members of the state’s largest grassroots farm organization will gather to celebrate the many ways Iowa agriculture is ‘growing for the greater good’ during the 97th annual meeting of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF), Dec. 1 and 2 at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines.

Between the Lines: 10 good reasons to keep eating meat


A new report from the World Health Organization's (WHO) International Research Agency on Cancer puts processed meat in the same carcinogenic category as cigarettes, diesel-engine exhaust and asbestos. What's a meat eater to think?

U.S. Courts temporarily block implementation of WOTUS


Iowa Farm Bureau members are encouraged by the news that today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued a temporary stay of the EPA’s “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) rule nationwide, effectively blocking its implementation until further court action.

Two Iowa technology startups qualify for final four of 2016 American Farm Bureau Rural Entrepreneur Challenge


For the second consecutive year, Iowa will be represented in the final four American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge – this time featuring two companies, AccuGrain and AgriSync.