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Trump in Iowa extols advances in ag technology

6/26/2017

In a visit with ag leaders at Kirkwood Community College, the president highlights his plan to repair infrastructure and boost U.S. agriculture's competitiveness.

2017 IFBF Economic Summit adds breakout sessions

6/26/2017

The Iowa Farm Bureau Fed­eration (IFBF) Economic Summit, set for July 20 in Ames, will for the first time offer a series of breakout sessions to help participants concentrate on key areas of interest.

Questions raised over new biotech rules

6/26/2017

Farm groups, including the American Farm Bureau, are raising concerns about new biotech rules proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

AFBF urges cautions on U.S. policy for Cuba

6/26/2017

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) said Cuba represents a potential $2 billion market for American farmers and urged the Trump administration to move cautiously on reworking relations with the island nation.

Foreign visitors impressed by the scale and sophistication of Iowa agriculture

6/26/2017

A group of international scholars who recently visited Iowa State University (ISU) as well as farms and agribusinesses were struck by the size, scale and technological sophistication of the state’s farming.

Kansas jury rules for farmers in first case against Syngenta over Viptera trait

6/26/2017

A federal jury in Kansas City, Kansas, last week awarded $218 million to Kansas farmers in their class action lawsuit against Syngenta.

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