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A diverse agriculture

7/19/2021

Kentucky's wide range of ag products impress Iowa Farm Bureau county presidents.

Moving away from tobacco

7/19/2021

Iowa Farm Bureau leaders experience a transformation of Kentucky agriculture to value-added crops.

Manage farm stress with free, confidential support

7/17/2021

A new service provides pre-paid, ongoing wellness coaching and counseling services to Iowa farm families. This confidential support for a variety of life events is easily accessible via phone, text, live chat, video or app. This webinar (July 28) will help you learn about the service for yourself or another person when assistance is needed.

Apply now for the 'Grow Your Future' Award

7/8/2021

From edible crickets and customized meat packages to amplifying efforts in sustainability,

Planting love

7/8/2021

Cultivating hope shares farm experience with all

Following their passion

7/8/2021

Grand View Beef carries on family's Century farm heritage

Agribusiness takes on mental health

7/1/2021

As agriculture grapples with how to help farmers struggling with mental health — and a lack of rural mental health resources — attention is turning to the folks who work with them daily. That’s people like veterinarians, lenders and grain merchandisers.

Rural veterans mental health bill heads to president

6/28/2021

The Sgt. Ketchum Rural Veterans’ Mental Health Act, named in memory of Iowa veteran Brandon Ketchum, establishes new Rural Access Network for Growth Enhancement (RANGE) programs through the Department of Veteran Affairs and supports additional research on rural veteran mental health care needs.

Good habits for decision-makers

6/28/2021

Agricultural producers make hundreds of decisions every day in a very challenging environment. Complex biological interactions, weather and market uncertainties, and unreliable machinery — among many other things — make for a dynamic environment with several short- and long-term objectives competing for attention.

Keeping pollinators humming

6/28/2021

Efforts by farmers in Iowa and other states are protecting bees, butterflies and other key insects.

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