Farm Fresh Blog Articles

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Take “antibiotics” off your worry list in 2019


As a first-time mom, I've got plenty to worry about. Antibiotic use in livestock though doesn't make the list.

What foods are on the keto diet? More than avocados and “fat bombs”


I must belong to a target audience for fitness and weight loss, because I keep seeing ads online for diets promising to lose weight fast and easily.

A look back – and a look forward – as we close Iowa Farm Bureau’s centennial year


As Iowa Farm Bureau's centennial year wraps up, we look back at the past year's celebration - and forward to what's ahead.

Let’s give farmers a chance to do right


I think we all need to give each other a chance to prove we mean what we say and more should trust our best nature.

Who’s your Iowa farmer?


Beth Baudler, a young Iowa livestock and crop farmer, works with a small team to introduce us all to farmers, events and initiatives in the state through a Facebook page called Who’s Your Iowa Farmer?

How can you save money over the holidays? Start with your food choices


If we’re truly honest, a lot of us can’t afford all the holiday spending.

Other countries are thankful for Iowa-raised meat too


Americans aren't the only ones craving it...

If I need it, farmers grow it. That’s what I’m thankful for this Thanksgiving


I’m pretty sure it’s a sign that my husband and I are officially a boring married couple when we come home from the grocery store excited about the deal we found on apples.

There’s no faking it on meat and milk labels


Iowans are known for their common sense and clear-headedness. So, it’s not all that surprising that in a recent survey of shoppers in the state, the Iowa Farm Bureau Food and Farm Index® found that a majority of Iowans believe that marketers of plant-based imitation products shouldn’t be able to use the terms “meat” or “milk” on their labels.

Iowa has more pigs than people? Sounds good to me


As we get ready to wrap up Pork Month—I want to let you in on a little secret…