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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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A growing season full of challenges

6/24/2019

Wet fields and late planting mean that farmers will be forced to deal with ongoing agronomic challenges.

IFBF webinar on July 18 to explore ways  to deal with emotional stress on the farm

6/24/2019

The farm economy of the last few years has been difficult and destructive for farm families. The economic downturn doesn’t just affect the financial and emotional well-being of farmers, it can also raise emotional stress for the entire family.

A decade of tree planting

6/24/2019

The Green Farmstead Partner program, which helps farmers plant trees around livestock barns, celebrates its 10th anniversary at the Greene County farm where it started.

Lawmakers focus on biofuel waivers

6/24/2019

Reports say President Trump has asked agencies to revise the controversial waiver program.

USDA to allow farmers to hay or graze prevent plant land September 1

6/24/2019

Farmers who planted cover crops on prevented plant acres will be permitted to hay, graze or chop those fields for feed earlier than November this year with no reduction in their crop insurance payment, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced last week.

Targeting oats, activists aim at glyphosate

6/24/2019

Environmental activists, looking for ways to restrict farmers from using glyphosate herbicide, have a new tactic: scaring parents about oat-based cereals they feed their kids.

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