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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.

Best new fair food?

8/8/2016

Iowa turkey farmers are excited to dish up what they hope will become a new Iowa State Fair favorite, a turkey taco with a twist, cleverly named “Not Your Mamma’s Taco.”

Video: Wetland restoration

8/8/2016

Thanks to collaboration and guidance from experts at Iowa State University, Iowa's farmers have been restoring wetlands, nature's nitrate filters, for generations.

Question: How can I eat healthy at the Iowa State Fair (if I want to)?

8/8/2016

The Iowa State Fair is known for its livestock, rides, entertainment, exhibits and incredible food. But for those who are keeping tabs on their health, there are delicious, healthy eating options available too – and some of them may surprise you.

Recipe: Neil’s Stuffed Pork Loin

8/5/2016

Recipe from 2015 Iowa Farm Bureau State Fair Cookout Champion Neil Glaser of Adair County

Fire up the grill! Summer is finally here

6/6/2016

A trip to the grocery store is no longer a simple “milk-and-bread” run anymore. Take a peek at the egg case, for example, and you will find endless choices, from standard grade-A large eggs to cartons labeled cage free, organic or free range.

Conventional or cage-free eggs: It’s about choice

6/6/2016

A trip to the grocery store is no longer a simple “milk-and-bread” run anymore. Take a peek at the egg case, for example, and you will find endless choices, from standard grade-A large eggs to cartons labeled cage free, organic or free range.

Fats in the diet: Healthy or not?

6/6/2016

Remember the low-fat craze in the 1990s, when grocery stores couldn’t keep their shelves stocked with fat-free cookies and we gave up egg yolks for egg whites?

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