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Maximizing pollinator habitat on your land webinar on May 28

5/22/2019

This free webinar will make the case for establishing habitat adjacent to working farmland

 Okoboji is a destination for boaters, skiers and great water quality

5/20/2019

And thanks to efforts from locals—including farmers—the water this year is ready to enjoy.

New Dean of Iowa State's College of Agriculture shares his vision: The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 13

5/20/2019

In this episode, the new Dean of Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) shares his vision for the future of the college, and Iowa Farm Bureau President Craig Hill talks about Farm Bureau's achievements during the 2019 legislative session.

Iowa Farm Bureau pleased with deal to lift Mexico and Canada retaliatory tariffs

5/17/2019

“Today’s announcement that the Trump Administration is lifting the 232 Steel and Aluminum tariffs is a positive development, particularly for Iowa pork producers, and IFBF members are hopeful this is the beginning of continued progress on opening trade markets. Iowa Farm Bureau members have been advocating for increased trade and closely monitoring the situation as trade disruptions are coming at a difficult time for Iowa farmers; floods are wreaking havoc; weather is driving planting delays and low commodity prices continue to make profits elusive.

Ford offers special below-invoice pricing for Iowa Farm Bureau flood victims

5/15/2019

Now through July 1, 2019, members affected by recent flooding disasters may be eligible for special below-invoice pricing. This offer applies to residents of counties qualifying for federal assistance: Fremont, Harrison, Louisa, Mills, Monona, Pottawattamie, Scott, Shelby and Woodbury counties.

Iowa Farm Bureau Economic Summit features national trade, market and risk management experts to help farmers manage challenging times

5/15/2019

Flooding, volatile market swings, prevented planting, trade stalled—it seems this year more than ever before—the future is uncertain for many Iowa farmers.

Inspiring flood relief efforts are leaving a lasting mark

5/9/2019

While Iowa farmers recover from $2 billion in economic losses from spring flooding and face uncertainty around planting a 2019 crop in their flood ravaged fields, the character of Iowa farmers shines through the flood waters with stories of neighbors and communities rallying to support each other.

What’s the most environmentally friendly diet? One that includes beef

5/7/2019

Livestock agriculture’s role in environmental and food sustainability is more complex than activists and social media influencers would have us believe, say animal science and nutrition experts.

Planting conditions and safety tips: The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 12

5/6/2019

In this episode, Iowa Farm Bureau's Dr. Sam Funk provides an update on planting and flooding conditions, and Iowa State University Extension's Dr. Charles Schwab offers tips for staying safe during a hectic spring season.

Iowa Farm Bureau scholarship winners represent next generation of agricultural leaders

5/1/2019

Agriculture drives Iowa’s economy and employment, with more than one in five jobs in the state tied to agriculture, and students from around the state see a bright future with countless agricultural-based career opportunities. The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) this year is awarding $1,000 scholarships for tuition to 180 students who plan to study agriculture at their chosen colleges and universities.

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