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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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Speaking up for farming is a priority for Ebert, 2016 Joslin award winner

12/5/2016

For Adam Ebert, giving back to the community and speaking out for Iowa farmers are a routine part of his day, like checking on his cattle or tucking his two kids into bed for the evening.

Enduring price slump starting to erode balance sheets

12/5/2016

With low commodity prices persisting through 2016 and few signs of a sharp rebound in 2017, cracks are beginning to show in the balance sheets of farmers in Iowa and other Midwest states,

Tight budgets will challenge new farm bill

12/5/2016

Lawmakers from Iowa and other farm states will face stiff challenges from tight federal budgets, environmental activist groups and the growing clout of urban lawmakers as they try to craft a new safety net program to replace the 2014 farm bill

Northey asks for animal disease funding

12/5/2016

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey last week requested an additional $500,000 for the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s Animal Industry Bureau to aid in preparing for and potentially responding to a foreign animal disease outbreak.

Beginning farmer finances webinare Dec. 14

12/5/2016

The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) will host a webinar about financial assistance options for beginning farmers at 1 p.m. on Dec. 14.

Iowa ag companies win Venture awards

12/5/2016

The Iowa Area Development Group (IADG) last week presented its Outstanding Business of the Year Iowa Venture Award to Iowa Fertilizer Co. of Wever.

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