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

9/24/2020

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

9/23/2020

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

9/22/2020

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

9/21/2020

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

9/18/2020

“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

9/18/2020

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

9/14/2020

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

Delegates adopt policy

9/14/2020

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

Helping through the storm

9/14/2020

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

N'West Iowa lockers work to meet demand

9/11/2020

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

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