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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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New fertilizer plants should help farmers trim production costs

4/24/2017

The beginning of production at two new nitrogen fertilizer plants in Iowa will mean significant savings for Iowa farmers facing tight crop budgets

Agency vows to help Iowa understand impaired waters list

4/24/2017

Water quality officials with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), frustrated with the negative portrayal of the impaired waters listing, vowed last week to find ways to help Iowans understand that list is not a good indicator of the state’s water quality.

U.S.-Canada dairy dispute boils overs

4/24/2017

The dairy dispute between the United States and Canada reached the highest political levels last week, as both President Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau, the Canadian prime minister, weighed in on the issue.

Call for entries in Farm Bureau's photo contest

4/24/2017

The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) has launched a photo contest for Farm Bureau members to generate photos for a calendar celebrating the organization’s centennial celebration.

FB partners with Iowa Special Olympics

4/24/2017

The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF), a long-time donor to Special Olympics Iowa, has become a Premier Statewide Partner for 2017.

 Agriculture’s downturn showing up in reduced state revenue estimates

4/24/2017

Continued weakness in commodity prices is certainly showing up in farmers’ balance sheets, and it’s also apparent in tax collection trends in agricultural states like Iowa, according to an economist who closely monitors the Midwest economy.

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