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Nationally-recognized agriculture educator and renewable fuels champion presented Distinguished Service to Ag Award at 98th Iowa Farm Bureau Annual Meeting


A lifetime of achievement and promotion of Iowa agriculture has earned two Iowans the 2016 Iowa Farm Bureau Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award. Dr. Maynard Hogberg and Charlie Good were recognized during the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) Annual Meeting in Des Moines, Dec. 6-7.

Farm Bureau: Your neighbor since 1918


Imagine living in every Iowa community for 98 years (or longer), and you’ll understand why Farm Bureau devotes its energy and millions of dollars annually to the pillars that help support our entire state, from farm families and rural communities to students of all ages.

NRCS to offer higher conservation payment rates


For the first time, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering all Iowa landowners higher than normal payment rates on selected resource-conserving practices through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).

FMCSA Establishes National Drug and Alcohol Testing Clearinghouse for Commercial Truck and Bus Drivers


The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced a final rule that establishes a national drug and alcohol clearinghouse for commercial truck and bus drivers.

NASS Surveys Have Direct Impact on Critical Farm Programs


The NASS mission is to provide timely, accurate, and useful statistics in service to U.S. agriculture. When you receive one of the NASS questionnaires in the mail, please consider responding. Help accurately measure and portray the significant impact of agriculture.

Students: It's time to apply for scholarships


Farm Bureau offers $1,000 scholarships to Iowa college students

Teachers: apply for classroom grants


The Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation (IALF) is making mini-grants available to support the integration of agriculture into classroom instruction or after-school programs with an academic focus.

IFBF market study tour will explore agriculture in Poland


The Iowa Farm Bureau Fed­eration (IFBF) is offering its mem­­bers an exclusive opportunity to participate in an intensive market study tour to Poland in late June and early July 2017.

Market Study Tour 2017: Poland


The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) is offering its members an exclusive opportunity to participate in an intensive market study tour to Poland in late June and early July of 2017.

Increasing the capacity of a local food hub to service the public school market


Can schools be viable local food markets for Iowa farmers if they partner with a food hub?