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Good neighbor winner emphasizes giving back

1/27/2020

Howard County farmer Max Schmidt has helped young farmers launch their careers and build stronger rural communities.

Prestage to buy hogs off spot market

1/27/2020

Pork processor expects its Eagle Grove plant to reach full capacity by March.

Hay Auctions 1-29-20

1/27/2020

Creston,* Jan. 11 Grass, small square, premium, $8.50-9.50; good, $5.25-6; large rounds, $70-81.

Experts analyze the new China trade agreement | The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 31

1/27/2020

In this episode, USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Administrator Ken Isley and Iowa Farm Bureau Senior Economist Dr. Sam Funk analyze the United States' Phase 1 trade agreement with China.

Is eating meat sustainable?

1/22/2020

While there’s nothing wrong with adding plant-based foods to your meals—in fact, you should eat fruits and veggies!— there is also no shame or guilt necessary for also eating meat.

U.S. Senate quickly  approves USMCA

1/20/2020

The trade deal with Canada and Mexico is expected to solidify two key export markets for Iowa farmers.

Phase 1 of China deal signed

1/20/2020

Iowa farm leaders, lawmakers cautiously optimistic deal will significantly boost exports.

Roaring into the twenties

1/20/2020

Starting an exciting new decade of progress for Iowa agriculture.

Neighbor relations matter in animal ag

1/20/2020

If there was an overarching theme at the Farming for the Future conference last week in Ames, sponsored by the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF), it was that livestock producers must be their own advocates and tell their own story, or else someone else will tell it for them.

Cattle prices projected up in 2020

1/20/2020

A long drought of profits in the cattle market might end in the first half of 2020.

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