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Farmer says year-round E15 sales are a big plus, but oil refinery waivers dampen potential demand for ethanol.
The IFBF Economic Summit will explore ways to spot signs of extreme stress and tools to cope with it.
Companies offer scholarships to build technology skills for students around Jefferson.
By adding hog barns, Schyler Bardole was able to return to his family’s sixth-generation Greene County farm.
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.
A feature article last week in the Des Moines Register highlighted the economic boom in north central Iowa propelled by the new Prestage Food pork plant near Eagle Grove. An interesting read, but not surprising.
As financial stress takes a toll on farmers’ mental health, it’s important to look for signs of a pending crisis.
Mayor Bill Schickel announced on Facebook in his "Monday Minute," that Bushel Boy, based out of Owatonna, Minnesota, is proposing to build a $35 million facility in the city's industrial park south of 43rd Street Southwest and east of Pierce Avenue.
Farmers and businesses in southwest Iowa work to rebuild after historic flooding.
The Farm Bureau-supported bills will help young farmers get a foothold in Iowa agriculture.