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Banker survey shows deterioration in ag credit conditions in Iowa and other states

8/19/2019

Farmland prices held mostly steady in the second quarter of 2019

Celebrating Iowa farms that have stood the test of time

8/15/2019

More than 480 farm families, from every corner of Iowa, celebrated a milestone this year as they accepted their Century or Heritage Farm awards during the Iowa State Fair. The annual awards, sponsored by the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, really say a lot of good things about Iowa agriculture.

Iowa Farm Bureau responds to EPA granting additional ethanol waivers

8/12/2019

It is deeply disappointing that the EPA has yet again chosen to side with big oil companies and grant more ethanol waivers, giving favor to oil companies at the expense of farmers.

Marking a century on the farm

8/12/2019

The Krolls of Crawford County mark 100 years of farming with art and artifacts.

Awards say a lot about the good in Iowa ag

8/12/2019

This week, 485 Iowa farm families will celebrate milestones as they accept their Century and Heritage Farm awards during the Iowa State Fair.

AFBF innovation challenge entries open

8/12/2019

The American Farm Bureau Federation, in partnership with Farm Credit, has opened online applications for the 2020 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge.

Report shows erosion in Iowa farmland values

8/12/2019

With a 14% decline, the state has seen the steepest drop in land values in the country over the past five years.

A century raising crops, livestock and family

8/12/2019

Six generations of the Broerman family have cared for the family’s Mahaksa County farm.

A legacy of cattle raising in eastern Iowa

8/12/2019

Angus cattle were the foundation of the Schmidt family Century Farm in Clinton County.

Iowa Farm Bureau reacts to latest developments in trade dispute with China

8/6/2019

"Here in Iowa, where agriculture is responsible for one out of every five jobs, we think all Iowans should care about trade."

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