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Infrastructure plan targets rural areas

2/19/2018

Ag leaders hope the Trump plan will spur long-awaited repairs to roads, bridges and inland waterways.

Healthcare bills advance at statehouse, Reynolds outlines tax reform proposal

2/19/2018

Last week marked the end of the first funnel at the Iowa Legislature.

Farmland values stop 3-year slide

2/19/2018

Farmland values in the Seventh Federal Reserve District, which includes Iowa, ended three consecutive yearly declines with an increase of 1 percent during 2017

Cider business near Fairfield expanding into vacant building

2/16/2018

A business in Jefferson County which makes hard cider is moving to a new facility and plans to expand the operation to be able to send its product statewide.

Speaking up for retaining NAFTA

2/12/2018

Farmers and other trade-dependent businesses say an end to NAFTA would irreparably hurt Iowa’s economy.

From soybeans to coffee beans

2/12/2018

Iowa farm couple shares their love of fresh-roasted coffee with friends and neighbors by opening a small-town coffee shop.

Farm income projected lower again in 2018

2/12/2018

U.S. net farm income is forecast to decrease $4.3 billion, or 6.7 percent, to $59.5 billion in 2018.

Iowa Farm Bureau Presents: 2018 Young Farmer Gate to Plate Tour

2/9/2018

Join other young farmer members in a fun and educational tour of farms in Wisconsin with a focus on farm families that have found ways to add value to the products they raise.

Lean Technologies of Pella presented Iowa Farm Bureau's Renew Rural Iowa Entrepreneur Award

2/8/2018

Many Iowans are familiar with Pella’s historic Strawtown Inn and downtown shops, with buildings dating to the region’s settlers in 1850s. Although the shops are no longer there, the historic space remains, and it is now home to an innovative software development and consulting firm that is this month’s Iowa Farm Bureau Renew Rural Iowa (RRI) Award winner.

Call for Century, Heritage Farm applications

2/5/2018

Call for Century, Heritage Farm applications

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