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Iowa Farm Bureau's fifth Economic Summit to highlight opportunities amidst ongoing market challenges

5/22/2017

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.

Food choices are good for all

5/17/2017

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.

E15: It’s a fuel for every season

5/10/2017

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.

Smoke the competition at the 54th Annual Iowa Farm Bureau Cookout Contest at the Iowa State Fair

5/10/2017

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.

I’m a “No GMO” shopper – but not by choice

5/8/2017

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 welcomes U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to Iowa

5/5/2017

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.

Farm Bureau’s investment in small businesses, rural communities is instinctive

5/1/2017

Farmers are no strangers to taking something small and growing it into something that yields tremendous value – for themselves and the communities around them.

FB will continue to work for long-term water quality funding

5/1/2017

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

Iowa Minute: Livestock helping revitalize Eagle Grove

4/27/2017

Thanks to livestock farmers in the area, a new business is coming to Eagle Grove, Iowa, along with 250 new families.

Iowa Farm Bureau scholarship winners represent future agriculture leaders

4/27/2017

With one in five Iowa jobs tied to agriculture, there are many agriculture-based careers for Iowa students to pursue.

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