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The Spokesman is Iowa’s leading agriculture news source and the largest circulation ag newspaper in Iowa. Available in print and online, the weekly publication is only available to Iowa Farm Bureau members. To view articles, login or become a member. To view past print editions, click here.

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Iowa shoppers trust farmers to care for animals, environment

9/26/2016

Iowa grocery shoppers place trust in Iowa farmers, with 66 percent placing a great deal of trust in them, according to the latest Iowa Farm Bureau Food and Farm Index® conducted in late summer.

Iowa advocate sees progress in farm safety awareness

9/26/2016

Harvest in Iowa is ramping up, and for most producers, especially those with kids involved in the operation, safety is on their minds. That’s no accident.

Concern over CRP contracts spurs inquiry by lawmakers

9/26/2016

Iowa farmers weary of seeing productive farmland idled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) have caught the attention of Sens. Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst.

The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation meets its membership goal for 15th consecutive year

9/26/2016

The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) has exceeded its 2016 membership goal with a total of 159,372 members.

Iowans chances of hitting a deer move down slightly, but collisions still common

9/26/2016

Iowa remains one of the top states for vehicle-deer collisions, but is not quite as high as it was last year, according to a survey by State Farm Insurance.

Branstad signs proclamation to allow weight exemption for 2016 harvest

9/26/2016

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad last week signed a proclamation granting a temporary 60-day weight limit exemption for trucks on Iowa roads. It began Sept. 20.

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