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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.

An udderly good business in Ely

6/7/2017

On sunny summer days, customers line up outside the doors of Dan & Debbie’s Creamery in Ely, stopping for an ice cream cone and going home with a bag of cheese curds and a gallon of chocolate milk.

Video: See how a new business is coming to Eagle Grove, Iowa, along with 250 new families, thanks to livestock farmers in the area.

6/7/2017

Thanks to livestock farmers in the area, a new business is coming to Eagle Grove, Iowa, along with 250 new families. Learn more in this edition of the Iowa Minute!

Question: The milk I buy at the grocery store has a label claiming it’s free of hormones, antibiotics and pesticides. How do I know that milk is safe?

6/7/2017

Milk is the one of the most rigorously tested, regulated and controlled foods in the United States, next to seafood, says Stephanie Clark, an associate professor and dairy food scientist at Iowa State University (ISU) in Ames.

Recipe: Hot and sweet grilled cheese

6/7/2017

For sandwiches, preheat a large nonstick or cast iron skillet over medium heat for about 2 minutes. Butter one side each of two slices of bread. Turn buttered slices over, buttered side down, and spread jam over the second side of each bread slice.

Spring forward with healthy food choices

4/6/2017

Now that spring is finally here, I’m planning to spend as much time as possible in the garden and on my bike. So I’m trying my best to keep my energy level up by getting enough sleep, taking the time to exercise most days and making a few healthy changes in my diet.

Want to eat healthier? Don’t forget dairy, meat and eggs

4/6/2017

High-protein diets remain a big trend in the health and fitness world, and for good reason.

Fill up on spring fruits and veggies

4/6/2017

Iowa ranks as the 14th healthiest state in the nation, according to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. But there’s plenty of room for improvement.

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