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98th Iowa Farm Bureau Annual Meeting celebrates innovation, accomplishments of agriculture

12/7/2016

Members of the state’s largest grassroots farm organization gathered in Des Moines, 1,000 strong, to celebrate the many ways agriculture helps Iowans “Believe, Lead and Achieve” a path of success in rural Iowa.

Speaking up for farming is a priority for Ebert, 2016 Joslin award winner

12/5/2016

For Adam Ebert, giving back to the community and speaking out for Iowa farmers are a routine part of his day, like checking on his cattle or tucking his two kids into bed for the evening.

NASS Surveys Have Direct Impact on Critical Farm Programs

11/30/2016

The NASS mission is to provide timely, accurate, and useful statistics in service to U.S. agriculture. When you receive one of the NASS questionnaires in the mail, please consider responding. Help accurately measure and portray the significant impact of agriculture.

Give Legumes a Leg Up

11/28/2016

Give Legumes a Leg Up Fall management of legumes – particularly alfalfa – can make or break next year’s crop. Preventing winterkill is critical.

Weather Proofing Your Farm

11/28/2016

Roger Zylstra from Lynnville, Iowa, discusses how no-till and cover crops help him endure weather swings.

Issues remain, but plenty to be thankful for

11/21/2016

As we all get ready to tuck into our Thanksgiving dinners (the best meal of the year, in my opinion), it’s a perfect time to consider all the things to be thankful for.

Grazing cover crops results in lower cattle feed costs

11/21/2016

Farmers in northwest Iowa are discovering that cover crops not only have benefits in reducing soil erosion and nutrient loss, but for feeding cattle, too.

Deer Harvest Reporting Compliance is Slipping

11/15/2016

More and more hunters are skipping Iowa's mandatory deer harvest reporting requirement. One out of five successful hunters is not reporting their harvest, which could lead to underestimating the deer herd size and incorrect management polices and hunting seasons.

The secret ingredient to water quality

11/14/2016

As we have witnessed this year more than any other, life is about change. Whether change is brought about with much hand-wringing or embraced as a bold, new challenge, change can only be successful if it walks arm-in-arm with its old friend: Patience.

Technology, sustainability drive Young Farmer Achievement finalists

11/14/2016

Adam Drewelow ad­­mits that he doesn’t keep up with all the social-media trends. You won’t find him posting selfies on Facebook or Instagram like many millennials his age.

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