In The News Articles




Reporting the truth - the whole truth - about farming and conservation


It seems that some reporters have adopted a "no good news makes the news" approach, especially when it comes to conservation progress in Iowa. Laurie Johns says Iowans deserve to hear about that progress.

Iowa Minute: Iowa farmers use electrostatic fences to reduce pig farm odors


Iowa pig farmers are using electrostatic fences to catch dust and reduce odors from their pig barns using electromagnetism.

A Centennial Celebration with Brett Eldredge - Farm Bureau Member Appreciation Concert


This year marks Iowa Farm Bureau’s 100th anniversary of serving members and enriching Iowa’s communities. The key to our organization’s ongoing success has been our members in all 99 Iowa counties.

Farmers sweat the details to keep livestock comfortable in the heat


Hot days with temperatures 90 degrees and higher means our family takes a dip in the pool to stay cool or finds activities indoors where it’s air conditioned. Just as we adjust our activities to keep our family cool and safe, livestock farmers are also adjusting to keep their animals safe during the soaring temperatures.

Antibiotics: OK for our families, but not livestock?


The truth of the matter is, even if antibiotics were not an option to treat sick animals, the case of antibiotic resistance in humans would not go away.

A protein boost for baby


While there are plenty of fruit and vegetable baby food options, proteins are harder to come by. But that may be changing after a new study from the University of Colorado was released touting the benefits of meat in an infant’s diet.

Backyard poultry, is it safer for human health?


Rather than “chicken out” on raising poultry, it’s important to take the time to learn about how to protect your family’s health.

Iowa Farm Animal Care Coalition Urges Safe Transport of Livestock Animals


IFAC working with transportation authorities to encourage semi-truck and livestock haulers to use caution

Iowa Wine? Yes, And It's Kind of a Big Deal


With more than 100 wineries and a regional audience that can't seem to get enough, there are a ton of Iowa wines to try, right now—but where do you start?

What’s on your ag summer bucket list?


While a trip to a waterpark or a ball game is likely on your family’s summer bucket list, it’s also a perfect time of year to embark on hands-on learning about Iowa agriculture.