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Starting a second century

12/10/2018

IFBF President Hill urges Farm Bureau members to continue to embrace the principles that have propelled the organization to success in its first 100 years.

Playing the long game on China

12/10/2018

Trump trade official says its important to get the right trade deal done with China.

Deadline near to apply for IFBF market study trip to China

12/10/2018

The deadline is approaching for applications for the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) intensive market study tour to China.

Weathering a tough farm economy: The Spokesman Speaks, Episode 1

12/3/2018

Spokesman editor Dirck Steimel speaks with Iowa Farm Bureau’s chief economist (and Lucas County farmer) Dave Miller about handling cash flow issues in a tough economy. Podcast host Laurie Johns talks with Iowa Farm Bureau historian Tim Niess about what has helped Iowa Farm Bureau to thrive for 100 years.

Taking ag advocacy across the globe

12/3/2018

Farm Bureau members find they share similar concerns with farmers worldwide at ag advocacy conference in Germany.

USMCA pact signed

12/3/2018

The trade deal between the United States, Canada and Mexico replaces NAFTA.

Livestock demand the best hope for crop price rally

11/26/2018

Rising livestock numbers consuming more corn, soybeans.

Other countries are thankful for Iowa-raised meat too

11/20/2018

Americans aren't the only ones craving it...

China market will be tough to fully recapture

11/19/2018

Trade disputes tend to have lasting impacts on importing patterns, according to ISU economist Wendong Zhang.

IFBF members to explore changing markets in China

11/12/2018

Applications are being taken for the market study trip that is set to begin on March 1.

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