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New Iowa Farm Bureau Food & Farm Index® shows Iowa grocery shoppers influenced by nutritional value of real meat and dairy to strengthen their immune systems


An overwhelming majority of Iowa grocery shoppers consume animal proteins frequently and see real meat and dairy as healthy food options, according to the latest Iowa Farm Bureau Food and Farm Index®.

Farm Bureau survey shows cost of turkey lowest in 10 years


This year’s Thanksgiving menu results in a 4 percent price decrease overall from 2019.

Three Midwest ag economists share insights and predictions | The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, 3-Part Series


Welcome to this special 3-part podcast series with three Midwest Farm Bureau economists: Iowa Farm Bureau senior economist Dr. Sam Funk, Nebraska Farm Bureau senior economist Jay Rempe, and Illinois Farm Bureau senior economist Mike Doherty.

Groundbreaking held for new ISU vet lab


New state-of-the-art facility received funding from the state of Iowa, Iowa Farm Bureau and Iowa Pork Producers Association.

Looking for a comprehensive and more affordable health care plan? The Farm Bureau Health Plan is offering subscribers a base rate reduction in 2021 | The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 57


In this episode, Farm Bureau Heath Plan Vice President Steve Kammeyer shares the unique benefits of the Farm Bureau Health Plan (which is designed for Iowans who don’t qualify for subsidies under the Affordable Care Act) and why the plan is offering subscribers a base rate reduction in 2021.

Iowa Farm Bureau Federation statement on congressional efforts to eliminate combustion engine


This legislation would spell disaster for Iowa farmers, the Iowa biofuels industry, rural Iowans and their communities.

No BS: The truth about how farmers are improving sustainability


Unfortunately, there are a lot of cow patties to step around when it comes to misinformation about agriculture and how our food is grown and raised.

Iowa Farm Bureau teams up with Iowa Hawkeyes to provide fans an 'ANF Homegate Giveaway'


Even though Iowa Hawkeye fans are not able to be in Kinnick stadium this year, the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) is bringing the sights, sounds and tastes of game day to fans through the virtual ANF Homegate Giveaway contest. Fans have a chance to win weekly prizes and a grand prize package valued at $1,000.

Iowa Farm Bureau's Health Benefit Plan announces base rate reduction for subscribers


The Farm Bureau Health Plan offers comprehensive benefits and preventive care, in addition to a broad provider network, and is administered by Wellmark Administrators, Inc.

How to handle unique income (like COVID-19 relief) and leverage health expenses to save on your 2020 farm income taxes | The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 56


In this episode, Kristine Tidgren (Director of the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation at Iowa State University) helps farmers make the most informed choices when filing their 2020 income taxes.