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Is the state of Iowa full of manure? Or, is that just hog wash?


I often hear people spouting off how much hog manure is produced on family livestock farms and making outlandish claims on how it is used. I’ve decided it’s high time we all consider new, factual sources to shed some light on the subject.

2017 Iowa Farm Bureau Food & Farm Index® shows nearly all Iowa households eat meat, with freshness, price and taste driving shoppers' food choices


The latest Iowa Farm Bureau Food & Farm Index® shows a whopping 99 percent of Iowa grocery shoppers’ households eat meat and freshness (24%), price (24%) and taste (22%) rank as the most important factors for purchase, more often than how (4%) or where (2%) their meat/poultry was produced.

Iowa Farm Bureau member benefit partner, Ford Motor Company, offers additional $500 bonus cash offer to members who 'answer the call' for limited time


Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) is pleased that long-time member benefit partner, Ford Motor Company, has announced a limited time offer to double eligible members’ Bonus Cash savings.

Seven things media needs to know about Iowa farming


A list of things reporters need to know to tell a credible story about Iowa agriculture.

Go slow, stay patient and be kind when sharing the road this harvest season


The bottom line: Farmers can’t see you, but you can see them. Slow down, stay patient and be kind.

Iowa Farm Bureau partners with John Deere on new member savings program


Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) is pleased to partner with John Deere to offer members exclusive savings on select John Deere products at a savings between $100 to $3,700.

Dan and Debbie's Linn County creamery recognized with Iowa Farm Bureau's Renew Rural Iowa Entrepreneur Award


For several years, Dan Takes had a vision of starting a creamery right by the family’s Linn County dairy, and they would provide farm fresh dairy products to local consumers. Dan’s wife, Debbie, knew how much work would be necessary for the creamery, and with six children, Dan’s business vision needed to wait for the right opportunity.

Iowa Minute: Have livestock care questions? Iowa Farm Animal Care has answers


The Iowa Farm Animal Care Coalition was created to answer the questions farmers and consumers have about livestock care.

Our farm, her legacy


To make it as a farmer, you need to be Farm Strong, filled with determination and a conviction that will lead you through life’s trials. To leave an enduring legacy, you need the strength, wisdom and foresight to foster those attributes in others.

A pig gave me 10 more years with Grandpa


I've always had an appreciation for animal agriculture, but I was floored by this revelation