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The Iowa Dish Articles

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”Simply” confused about food trends

11/9/2016

Sometimes when life gets crazy busy, a new trend will pop up out of nowhere, like the Pokemon Go craze this summer, and I’ll be left behind asking: “How did this become a thing?”

Why are turkeys bigger? It’s genetics, not hormones

11/9/2016

You don't need to spend more for a healthy, nutritious Thanksgiving turkey — unless you want to.

Iowa’s newest crop: Hops for craft beer

11/9/2016

The craft beer craze has hit Iowa in a big way, with new breweries popping up in small towns and urban hot spots throughout the state. And Iowa farmers are tapping into this emerging market, growing the high-quality hops that give craft beers their unique flavor.

Keep student athletes fueled up with dairy

11/9/2016

With the start of basketball and wrestling seasons, and the upcoming end-of-semester finals, long days of practice and homework can leave student athletes running on empty if they don’t fuel up with nutritious snacks and beverages.

Video: Nature’s weed eaters

11/9/2016

Farm Bureau members Aaron Steele and Chad Steenhoek started Goats on the Go to help landowners control weeds and brush in rough terrain and environmentally sensitive areas where it’s tough to use chemicals.

Question: Why do I keep seeing green crops growing in just-harvested cornfields across the state this fall?

11/9/2016

Spring, of course, is the traditional planting season in Iowa. Each year, farmers hustle to get their seeds of corn, soybeans and other crops sown in the state’s deep, rich soil.

Recipe: Pumpkin pie squares

11/9/2016

Recipe from Midwest Dairy Association

Get ready for State Fair food and fun

8/8/2016

One of the last great events of summer, the Iowa State Fair, is finally here, and I’ve made a list of all the new fair foods I plan to try this year.

Focused on water quality year-round

8/8/2016

During the summer months, Iowa farmers are doing a lot more than just watching the corn grow. They’re taking on the challenge of improving water quality year-round, with conservation practices such as no-till and strip-till in the spring, caring for stream buffers and waterways in the summer and planting cover crops in the fall.

GMO labels coming to a store near you

8/8/2016

Grocery shoppers will soon see whether the foods they purchase are made from genetically modified (GMOs) ingredients under a new federal law passed by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama this summer.

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