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.
What four Iowa farmers want you to know about pig farming
While Google may have a lot of search results on pig farming, when you skip over asking people the “why,” you miss out on the heart and soul of the message.
Poll asks Iowans who they trust; Farm Bureau shines again
Who do Iowans trust? It’s a big issue today as more and more everyday citizens report losing confidence in government agencies, in institutions and in the media. A recent poll by the Des Moines Register asked some 800 Iowans the rate their trust level in a list of about 20 government, cultural and spiritual institutions.
Real milk in coffee? Yes, please
Imagine my surprise when I found out one simple thing I do daily is considered 'edgy'...
What does "sustainability" really mean?
When you think of sustainability, do you think of livestock, nutrition and women's empowerment?
Greenwashing our diets: Why you don’t have to stop eating meat to reverse climate change
Greenwashing extends into the grocery aisles. We’re all bombarded with messages about what to eat and how we should eat if we care about the environment.
How to cook flavorful beef ribs
Pork lends itself to a satisfying fall-off-the-bone experience, however BBQ enthusiasts are also curious about beef back ribs, also known as “brontosaurus” ribs, from cattle.
Now you can buy real meat (and coffee) with a story
“Farmers have a good story to tell. And the meat helps them tell it.”
Mental health is health
If there’s one thing I want people to know during May Mental Health Month, it’s that mental health, like physical health, is part of our overall wellbeing.
Omitting facts on water quality misleads Iowans on progress
Every year like clockwork, as sure as spring rains come, so does a flood of innuendo about Iowa’s water quality, misleading Iowans.