This free webinar will make the case for establishing habitat adjacent to working farmland
And thanks to efforts from locals—including farmers—the water this year is ready to enjoy.
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.
“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.
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.
Flooding, volatile market swings, prevented planting, trade stalled—it seems this year more than ever before—the future is uncertain for many Iowa farmers.
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.
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.
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.
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.