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The Iowa Dish Articles

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Let’s kickoff the tailgating season!

8/8/2017

As much as I love the lazy days of summer in Iowa, I can’t wait for the return of fall, when our favorite high school and college football teams kickoff the new season.

Don’t fumble food safety

8/8/2017

Maybe you’re grilling pork chops for a quick after-work dinner. Or perhaps you're hosting a tailgating party with burgers or brats when football season begins in a few weeks.

The best bacon comes from Iowa (of course!)

8/8/2017

There are few food experts as discerning as the bacon connoisseur. Fried up crispy or limp next to eggs, nestled between ample layers of Iowa-grown lettuce and tomatoes, covered with chocolate, or used for added flavor in, well, just about anything, bacon lovers know their bacon.

Picking apples as alternative crop

8/8/2017

After driving past cattle pastures and farm ponds in rural Davis County, Heath Greiner stops his truck outside a 7-foot deer fence that surrounds a scenic farm near Bloomfield.

Video: There's a growing demand for Iowa-grown hops

8/8/2017

Iowa is known for growing corn and beans. But hops? Oh, yes! There's a growing demand for Iowa-grown hops as more and more people are embracing the local craft brew craze. So now, "brewed in Iowa" means "grown in Iowa."

Question: What do the USDA inspected seal and grades on meat and poultry mean?

8/8/2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service is responsible for inspecting meat and poultry at processing plants to ensure the safety and wholesomeness of meat, poultry and processed egg products and that they are accurately labeled, explains Argyris Magoulas, a food safety specialist at the USDA’s Meat and Poultry Hotline.

Recipe: BBQ Pizza

8/8/2017

Scott Degeneffe, Boone County, first place in combo/specialty at 2016 Iowa Farm Bureau Cookout Contest

We all scream for ice cream!

6/7/2017

I’ve long had a fascination with dairy farmers, and not just because I keep my fridge stocked with yogurt, cheese, milk and ice cream at all times.

Grass-fed vs. grain-fed beef: What’s the healthy choice?

6/7/2017

When shopping at the grocery store, you may have noticed that the meat counter offers grass-fed beef as an alternative to conventional beef.

Introducing the JoKir CYburdog

6/7/2017

Farm Bureau members Jolene Pisel and her husband, Kirk, launched JoKir’s Wild Beef to sell their premium, Iowa corn-fed beef directly to customers.

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