To assist farmers facing several consecutive years of tight margins and low commodity prices, the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) announced the 2017 IFBF Economic Summit: “Overcoming Challenges, Creating Opportunities” on July 20 at the Iowa State Scheman Center in Ames.
We as consumers can see the resourcefulness and innovation of farmers reflected in our food prices and selections, although we may not be aware how this benefits us individually.
These are all good signals that gas stations can get the green light to offer drivers the benefits of E15 every day of the year. Now let’s hope that lawmakers and regulators can bring some common sense and year-round E15 to the finish line.
If there’s one source of happiness many Iowans have in common, it is the love of a sunny day out on the patio surrounded by the aroma of a thick, juicy steak, chop or chicken breast on the grill, especially during May’s National Barbecue Month.
Why am I still seeing “No GMOs” on the foods my family eats every day? Because like a “gluten free” label on potato chips or a “low fat” label on gummy bears, it’s about marketing. And food companies are struggling with lower sales as consumer preferences change.
Iowa Farm Bureau President Craig Hill and other Iowa agriculture leaders and elected officials are energized by the Trump administration’s renewed pledge for trade and renewable energy, following the first Iowa visit for new U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.
Farmers are no strangers to taking something small and growing it into something that yields tremendous value – for themselves and the communities around them.
Iowa Farm Bureau members were pleased that the 2017 session of the Iowa Legislature approved an increase of more than $2 million in the fiscal 2018 budget to support farmers’ water quality and soil conservation efforts
Thanks to livestock farmers in the area, a new business is coming to Eagle Grove, Iowa, along with 250 new families.
With one in five Iowa jobs tied to agriculture, there are many agriculture-based careers for Iowa students to pursue.