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Farm Fresh Blog Articles

Farm Fresh is Iowa Farm Bureau's blog about the people who bring you your food, fuel and fiber, and the issues they face. Check it out at iowafarmbureau.com/FarmFreshBlog.

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How does coronavirus impact your food?

3/18/2020

In challenging times, the old adage is true: Sometimes you’ve got to laugh to keep from crying.

Sneaky diet culture: How food labels can be misleading

3/5/2020

Diet culture isn't about health. It's about making money.

Are there antibiotics in meat and poultry? Why farmers use antibiotics to treat animals

2/13/2020

USDA testing ensures that meat and poultry are free of antibiotic residue, and farmers cannot use medically important antibiotics to "fatten" livestock.

How agriculture will reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% over the next five years

2/11/2020

In 2019, a group of university researchers and other experts representing government, agriculture and environmental organizations concluded that agriculture is on a trajectory to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by roughly 50%.

Is eating meat sustainable?

1/22/2020

While there’s nothing wrong with adding plant-based foods to your meals—in fact, you should eat fruits and veggies!— there is also no shame or guilt necessary for also eating meat.

The Roaring 2020s: A decade of optimism for food and farming

1/9/2020

It’s going to be a tremendous decade of progress, not only for Iowa farmers but for all of us who want to make strides toward protecting our natural resources, improving the quality of our food and providing farm animals with the best care possible.

Coach Fry's legacy lives on through ANF

12/20/2019

America's farmers lost a legendary champion when former Iowa Hawkeye football coach Hayden Fry passed away earlier this week.

Farmers shouldn’t forget how valuable they are

12/12/2019

All the holiday celebrating this season has got me thinking about food – how much we love it, how much need it and, all to often, how much we take it for granted.

Iowa's fluffy cows explained

11/29/2019

What breed is it? What's its name? CAN I HUG IT? Learn about Iowa's famous fluffy cow (it's actually a bull), "Texas Tornado," and how it's so adorably fluffy.

America needs food — and farmers

11/20/2019

One thing is for sure, Americans and Iowans need food, and we certainly need the farmers who raise and grow our food now more than ever.

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