Farm Fresh Blog Articles

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E15 is back, but why was it gone for the summer?


Finding E15 in Iowa is easy. What's not easy is figuring out why Americans can't buy it year-round.

Why Iowa Farm Bureau supports ANF


This Saturday, through family-friendly tailgate games, about 40 young Iowa farmers will share how they grow crops or raise animals.

The lean years remind us of what it means to be “Farm Strong”


2018 ANF Wall of Honor inductee Aaron Kampman is a reminder that integrity and dedication can’t take a break during the down years.

Parenting and farming, a tale of differing opinions


Both lend their hand to the struggle of trying to find respect for diversity and individual choices

Please don’t feel guilty about your choice to eat meat


I want to assure conscious carnivores, and anyone who chooses to eat meat, that farmers take their role seriously and understand they must act responsibly.

Parents, former athletes can appreciate new concussion insurance benefit for high school athletes


The Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA), with support from the Iowa Farm Bureau, its title sponsor, announced the HeadStrong Concussion Insurance program for participants in IHSAA-sanctioned sports for the 2018-2019 school year.

Iowa’s Century Farms carry on family farming legacy


This year, more than 360 Iowa families will receive Century Farm awards, and 149 families will receive Heritage Farm awards at the Iowa State Fair.

Farmers markets contribute more than local food to Iowa communities


Iowa farmers markets not only provide customers with fresh fruit and vegetables to purchase but they also help foster community in small towns.

A century of supporting Iowa rural vitality


Iowa Farm Bureau isn't only known for being a leading advocate for agriculture and farm families, but also for supporting rural communities.

Adaptive Sports Iowa athletes truly represent “Farm Strong”


It takes courage to escape your comfort zone and face challenges head-on, whether you are conquering a week-long bike ride or enduring uncontrollable weather, markets and politics to keep on farming.