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Need a Halloween costume? Dress up like a real farmer

10/2/2018

Here in Iowa, kids learn early on that it doesn’t matter how much they love their Halloween costumes, moms usually will make them cover up the superhero capes and princess dresses with a huge, warm coat for chilly trick-or-treat nights.

Pulled pork madness

10/2/2018

More than 6,000 votes were cast in the Iowa Pork Producer’s Association Pulled Pork Madness Facebook competition last March, bestowing Moo’s BBQ Burgers and Catering in Newton with the winning honors.

Choose the Halloween treat instead of the trick

10/2/2018

As parents, it’s difficult to set limits on how much candy our children eat when they come home from trick-or-treating with literally a bucket full of chocolate, licorice and lollipops.

Proper hand-washing is a cooking must-do

10/2/2018

It’s time to come clean: Do you (or your family members) always remember to wash your hands when cooking at home?

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

10/2/2018

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

Question: How do I ensure that Halloween candy is safe for kids with food allergies? And is organic candy any healthier for kids?

10/2/2018

You can help make sure that children with food allergies don’t miss out all on the Halloween fun.

Recipe: BBQ Pork Mac ‘n Cheese

10/2/2018

Place the pieces of pork shoulder and BBQ sauce into the slow cooker. Cover and place on low heat for 8 hours.

It’s the best time of year for Iowa food lovers

7/30/2018

On my commute home this summer, I drive by three sweet-corn stands, including one in a farmer’s yard, where customers can buy corn straight from the field.

Why do farmers use pesticides?

7/30/2018

It’s an unavoidable problem if you’re an Iowa homeowner, gardener or farmer: Pests and weeds will attack your favorite plants or invade your house and yard.

Beefing up the Iowa State Fair

7/30/2018

More than 1 million people pass through the gates of the Iowa State Fair each year. Tasting the culinary specialties is part of the adventure, and there is no shortage of options.

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