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Greenhouse gases: the truth about cows and ethanol | The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 15


In this episode, USDA senior economist Dr. Jan Lewandrowski shares the results on a new study he led on the greenhouse gas emissions of corn-based ethanol (compared to regular gasoline). Also in this episode, Dr. Sara Place (Senior Director of Sustainable Beef Production Research with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association) dispels myths about the environmental footprint of cattle in the U.S.

Iowa Farm Bureau Economic Summit taps into possible industrial hemp opportunities in Iowa


Growing up to 40 acres of industrial hemp will be legal in Iowa, pending regulations

If you care about natural, then choose real meat and dairy


If you’re like me, and you’re short on time but want to fuel your body with healthy foods, then keep your meals and snacks simple. Focus on adding more whole foods – like lean beef, eggs and milk – in your diet and fewer ultraprocessed foods.

Rain doesn’t dampen tenacity of rural Iowans


Farmers have been overcome by flooding and ongoing rains, and with one in five jobs tied to agriculture in the state, other businesses are feeling the impact, too. Hamburg, in particular, has been hammered. Heavy rains in Iowa and Nebraska once again threaten the small town, as the Missouri and Nishnabotna continue to rise.

Blockchain, hemp, crop insurance, and more learning opportunities at Farm Bureau's Economic Summit: The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 14


In this episode, Iowa Farm Bureau's senior economist previews the learning opportunities for farmers at Farm Bureau's Economic Summit, June 28 in Des Moines, including sessions on blockchain technology, crop insurance, industrial hemp, trade, farm lending, and more.

Iowa Farm Bureau responds to new E15 year-round rule


IFBF believes opening the market for E15 year-round is just one more way agriculture grows opportunities for all Iowans

Iowa Farm Bureau spices up Iowa State Fair Grand Concourse with 56th Annual Cookout Contest


This contest will bring dozens of chefs and a crowd of on-lookers to the fair to see who will be crowned ‘top chef.’

Iowa Minute: Mussels Return to Lime Creek


Mussels are back at Lime Creek, thanks in part to the work of local farmers.

Iowa Farm Bureau Economic Summit to feature national experts on trade


With critical trade deals awaiting congressional approval and negotiations with China evolving constantly, the future for many Iowa farmers is uncertain as they look for proactive ways to generate income and manage risk.

Boone County baby toy manufacturer presented Iowa Farm Bureau's Renew Rural Iowa Entrepreneur Award


Without prior experience in their skilled trade industry, Stacey and Jesse Bannor’s successful entrepreneurial toy venture is certainly unique.