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Ringgold County design company presented Iowa Farm Bureau's Renew Rural Iowa Entrepreneur Award for global designs nestled in hometown


Realizing they often did not have face-to-face interaction with their coastal clients gave Podium Ink co-founders the inspiration and freedom they needed to build their own business back home.

Senator Joni Ernst shares updates on derecho and COVID-19 relief, the RFS, and other national ag issues | The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 53


This special episode features a one-on-one conversation with U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (on September 23, 2020), regarding derecho and COVID-19 relief, the RFS and other important national ag issues.

Volunteer fire department grants available


The Iowa DNR and US Forest Service is providing 50% reimbursement for wildland fire equipment up to $3,500 per department. Applications are due October 15.

Ag leaders goes virtual


Leadership class highlights key farm issues in long-distance visit with members of Congress.

Iowa Farm Bureau Federation statement on second round of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) aid


“Many sectors of the economy have struggled through the global pandemic, and agriculture is no exception, with many farm families feeling the hardship and fighting to keep their farms sustainable. Many farmers were left out of the initial round of CFAP aid, which expired last week, so the recent announcement of a second round of assistance is welcomed news."

The Journey To Your Vision Seminar: Manning, IA


Every business faces peaks and valleys as they progress through stages of growth. Do you know what stage your business is in and how you can reach the next level?

Hill: supporting each other is critical in 2020


IFBF president says farmers need to look out for each other and their rural communities through this turbulent year.

Delegates adopt policy


Farm Bureau delegates develop language on livestock, biofuels and other key issues.

Helping through the storm


In Iowa and in other states, farmers are helping other farmers recover from weather disasters.

N'West Iowa lockers work to meet demand


“For us it’s been unbelievably busy,” said Bryan Nelson, owner of Nelson’s Locker in Hartley.