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An open call for nominations to find Iowa's best conservation farmer


Nominations are now being sought to find the 2017 Iowa Conservation Farmer of the Year, a prestigious honor with a substantial prize; the winner receives use of a new John Deere 6E utility tractor for a year.

Iowa Farm Bureau delegates successfully advocate for policy to benefit Iowans at 98th American Farm Bureau annual convention


Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) voting delegates successfully worked to secure several important IFBF state policies that will guide national policy this week at the 98th AFBF Annual Convention in Phoenix.

Iowa recognized as rural entrepreneurship leader at national Ag Investment Summit


American Farm Bureau’s inaugural Agricultural Investment Summit featured a handful of Iowa startups and tip of the cap to Renew Rural Iowa, a ten-year-old Iowa Farm Bureau program that has mentored 3,000-plus Iowans and has had more than a $125 million economic impact on rural Iowa.

Securing dedicated water quality funding, coupling with federal tax policy, and protecting property taxpayers top Iowa Farm Bureau's 2017 legislative priorities


Members of Iowa’s largest grassroots farm organization plan to focus their 2017 legislative lobbying strength on issues that stand to impact all Iowans, including advancing water quality, coupling with Section 179, and protecting property taxpayers.

Iowa Farm Bureau recognized with highest honor at American Farm Bureau annual convention for fourth consecutive year


The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF), Iowa's largest grassroots farm organization, received several honors this week during the 2017 American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) Annual Convention in Phoenix, most notably, the Pinnacle Award, the highest level of recognition presented to a state Farm Bureau.

Iowa Farm Bureau's 'Take Root' workshops focus on keeping the farm in the family


Nearly 30 percent of Iowa farmers say they would like to retire and keep their farm ‘in the family’, yet nearly a third of them have no plan in place to assure their wish will become a reality.