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The Iowa Dish Articles

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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.

Iowans love farmers markets

7/29/2018

National Farmers Market Week runs from Aug. 5 to 11, and Iowans are encouraged to take advantage of the fresh fruits and vegetables available at more than 220 farmers markets throughout the state.

Video: See how Iowa pig farmers are using electrostatic fences to catch dust and reduce odors from their pig barns using electromagnetism.

7/29/2018

Iowa pig farmers are using electrostatic fences to catch dust and reduce odors from their pig barns using electromagnetism.

Question: How safe is our food from pesticides?

7/29/2018

In addition to strict regulations to apply pesticides, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) tests our food to ensure that pesticide residues don’t exceed a safe level.

Recipe: Santa Fe Grilled Beef Steaks & Corn

7/29/2018

From www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com

Mom was right: Drink your milk!

5/30/2018

Now that my daughter is a dancing, running, growing toddler, my family goes through at least 2 gallons of milk each week.

Don’t forget the milk

5/30/2018

Going for a “milk run” to the grocery store isn’t as simple nowadays. In the dairy aisle, you likely will find a variety of new products, such as almond, cashew and coconut drinks plus other plant-based beverages.

Beef: The natural choice for quality protein

5/30/2018

When shopping at your favorite grocery store, you may notice that some of the beef at the meat counter is labeled “no hormones” or “raised without hormones.”

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