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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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DMWW lawsuit dismissed, conservation work continues

3/27/2017

Farm Bureau leaders were pleased that a federal court dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Des Moines Water Works (DMWW) against drainage districts in Buena Vista, Calhoun and Sac counties and said last week that the court’s ruling will not diminish Iowa farmers’ commitment to improving water quality and saving soil.

Iowa farmland prices show slight gain

3/27/2017

Iowa farmland values climbed just under 1 percent during the past six months, ending a three-year slide that saw values plummet nearly 30 percent from their peak in 2013, according to a new survey released last week by the Iowa Realtors Land Institute.

Members can win a new Ford F-150

3/27/2017

Iowa Farm Bureau (IFBF) members have a chance to win a 24-month lease for a new 2017 Ford F-150 truck through the “2017 Built Tough F-150” sweepstakes being offered by Ford Motor Co., an exclusive member benefit partner of the Iowa Farm Bureau.

2017 best burger contest down to the finalists

3/27/2017

Iowans submitted more than 9,200 nominations for this year’s best burger contest and 10 restaurants rose to the top.

Work continues on funding for water quality cost-share

3/27/2017

Farm Bureau members continue to contact their legislators about the importance of implementation of the Water Quality Initiative and the continued need to secure adequate funding to help support farmers’ investments in structures and practices.

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