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Outlook brightens for corn, soybeans

2/17/2020

Stabilizing markets and costs provide opportunities for black ink in 2020, a Iowa Farm Bureau analysis shows.

Making their case at the Capitol

2/17/2020

Farm Bureau members lobby lawmakers on mental health funding and other issues.

World Pork Expo is set to return to Des Moines in 2020, after a one-year hiatus

2/17/2020

The World Pork Expo is back at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in 2020, after a year absence be­­cause of the African swine fever outbreak in China and other countries.

A hotter, drier weather pattern

2/17/2020

A weather forecaster sees a move away from wet conditions in Iowa and the Midwest.

Ag zoning, sales tax bills move forward

2/17/2020

With the first funnel date set for Feb. 21, the members of the Iowa Legislature last week considered several bills important to agriculture.

Finally, better signals on river improvements

2/17/2020

It’s been a long time coming, but there are finally signs of progress on revitalizing the freight transportation system on the Mississippi River.

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