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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.

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.

Farmers taking on challenge of water quality

11/14/2016

There’s plenty of evidence from many different sources piling up these days that shows Iowa farmers are serious about taking on the challenge of improving the state’s water quality.

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.

Farmers have top-notch ally in water quality

11/7/2016

Iowa farmers, as we’ve chronicled in the Spokesman, are taking on the challenge of improving the state’s water quality.

Conservation for the future

10/28/2016

The Green family in northeast Iowa honored as conservation farmers of the year.

Tight budgets aren’t slowing interest in cover crops

10/17/2016

Depressed corn and soybean prices aren’t deterring Iowa farmers from planting cover crops this fall, says Sarah Carlson, Midwest cover crop director for Practical Farmers of Iowa (PFI).

Growing more food, using fewer resources

10/11/2016

Smart people from all over the world will gather in central Iowa this week during the World Food Prize celebration to discuss the best ways to feed the world’s growing population, while protecting the environment.

The report card is in; water quality progress shows through

10/10/2016

Iowa’s three-year-old Water Quality Initiative is off to a strong and very promising start. How do we know that? Simple: it’s the report card.

Recent deluge shows value of conservation

10/3/2016

These days the excitement of the start of the 2016 Iowa harvest is trending big all over social media.

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