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What will the future of food look like? How farmers are taking on the challenge of feeding the world – and how you can help


If you want to do your part to combat climate change, ignore the food labels that marketing use to get you to buy their product. Instead, you can help reduce food waste by making a meal plan, buying what you need, using up what food you already have on hand, eating leftovers and giving away any food you don’t plan on using to a local food pantry.

Iowa Farm Bureau and Fareway's "Fill Your Freezer" contest shows real meat tops the family dinner table in Iowa


Despite many options at the grocery store, meat is still the center of many Iowa meals, as more than 33,000 Iowans entered the Iowa Farm Bureau and Fareway’s “Fill Your Freezer” contest for a chance to win $200 of free meat.

"America Needs Farmers" still rings true with today's farming challenges


At a time when farmers face a slew of challenges from weather, trade, low prices in commodity markets and other “uncontrollables,” the sentiment of “America Needs Farmers” still rings true today.

Why America needs more locally-grown (and globally-sustainable) food


Former Iowa Hawkeye star Matt Kroul grows conventional corn and soybeans and raises cattle on his family’s 150-year-old eastern Iowa farm. He also grows pumpkins and “vegetables from A to Z,” and he’s part of a community supported agriculture (CSA) exchange that allows locals to buy seasonal produce from his farm. He’s your "typical" Iowa farmer...

Share the good news: Why meat isn’t bad for you


Think back to your last meal: How many servings of meat did you eat, on average, per day? Honestly, do you know how big a serving size of meat is?

Why America Needs Farmers (ANF), the economic impact of ag, and a new health plan that’s saving Iowans thousands of dollars: The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 23


In this episode, we discuss the Farm Bureau Health Plan (a one-year-old comprehensive health plan that’s saving some Iowans thousands of dollars) and a new study quantifying the economic impact of Iowa agriculture. We also chat with Iowa Hawkeye greats Kirk Ferentz and Matt Kroul about the America Needs Farmers (ANF) cause, as we prepare to celebrate the ninth annual ANF Game Day, October 12 at Kinnick Stadium.

Iowa Farm Bureau statement on EPA renewable fuels announcement


“Iowa Farm Bureau is encouraged that promises to farmers made for 15 billion gallons of renewable fuels will be kept by the Administration. Burdened by six years of a downturned ag economy, depressed commodity prices and weather challenges that have wiped out crops for many, Iowa farmers welcome the good news.

Pork is an excellent source of protein


if you’re a meat eater, pork is a great real meat choice-- not just during October Pork Month, but every day.

At the supermarket, Iowans go for the real deal


Commonsense Iowans, always good at seeing fads for what they are and cutting through the hype, aren’t buying the sizzle about imitation meat.