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How do I grill meat and chicken safely in the summer?


As we enjoy our favorite summer foods, remember to ensure it's cooked safely and handled properly to prevent food-borne illness.

New Nutrient Reduction Strategy report shows farmers' conservation progress


The recently released Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy (INRS) progress report from Iowa State University (ISU) and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) and Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) shows how farmer initiative has produced significant results in the seven years since the strategy was adopted.

Iowa Farm Bureau's "Grow Your Future" Award calls for 2021 applicants


Young farmer entrepreneurs can win up to $7,500.

COVID-19 relief for farmers: what’s available now and what’s coming next? | The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 45


In this episode, Iowa Farm Bureau’s senior economist (Dr. Sam Funk) walks through the COVID-19 assistance that’s currently available to farmers and Iowa Farm Bureau’s national policy advisor (Daniel Heady) discusses additional federal relief that could be available to farmers in the weeks to come.

State Fair sets 4-H, FFA livestock shows


Although the Iowa State Fair is canceled for 2020, the fair will host a “special edition” livestock show for Iowa 4-H and FFA members at the fairgrounds in Des Moines during August.

Enjoy safe, healthy foods at Iowa’s farmers markets


As our state resumes business after the COVID-19 shutdowns this spring, one of the first places that Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds allowed to reopen was the local farmers markets.

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig discusses state COVID-19 relief, Chris Norton shares inspiration | The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 44


In this episode, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig talks about state COVID-19 relief resources and Chris Norton (a former Luther College football player who experienced a paralyzing injury on the field and beat the odds to walk again) shares inspiration that we could all use right now.

Plenty of pigs on farms and meat shortages at the grocery store – how does that happen?


Meat comes from the farm, so recent meat shortages at your local grocery store must be caused by problems on the farm, right? False!

EPA offers clarity statement following court dicamba cancellations, but states still asking questions


The EPA is proceeding with cancellation of three dicamba product registrations but allowing the continued use of existing supplies this season, according to a statement from the federal agency, but states are still seeking more information. Learn more in this story.

S&B Farms Distillery named Iowa Farm Bureau’s Renew Rural Iowa Entrepreneur Award winner for innovation and filling a crucial need


A simple question from a friend about how to make moonshine sent north central Iowa cattle, hog, corn and soybean farmers, Brian and Sara Winkleman, on a path to owning a distillery.