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Ford offers bonus for Iowans hit by flooding

5/20/2019

Ford Motor Co. has announced that some Iowans whose vehicles were lost or destroyed by the devastating Missouri and Mississippi River flooding now qualify for their disaster relief program

Farmland values hold strength in sagging economy

5/20/2019

Farmland values and cash rents remain comparatively strong despite a nearly 50% drop in net farm income over the past few years

IFBF Economic Summit to focus on farm finances

5/20/2019

Maintaining and strengthening farm finances in today’s difficult ag economy will be a key focus of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation’s (IFBF) 2019 Economic Summit

New Dean of Iowa State's College of Agriculture shares his vision: The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 13

5/20/2019

In this episode, the new Dean of Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) shares his vision for the future of the college, and Iowa Farm Bureau President Craig Hill talks about Farm Bureau's achievements during the 2019 legislative session.

Reynolds announces significant assistance for Iowa applicants seeking federal broadband investment

5/14/2019

Reynolds announced that Iowa applicants applying for the USDA “ReConnect” Grant Program will have a significant advantage in the application process due to the Governor’s Empower Rural Iowa Initiative and Iowa’s comprehensive plan for broadband internet expansion.

Ag banker survey shows continued financial stress

5/14/2019

While farmland values held relatively steady in Iowa and other states in the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank district, farm credit conditions continued to deteriorate

Leg of coast-to-coast biking, walking trail has plans to pass through Iowa

5/13/2019

The Great American Rail-Trail — a proposed multi-use trail spanning 12 states, including Iowa, and more than 3,700 miles — has the support of the Iowa Department of Transportation, according to a DOT news release.

Legislative session aids young farmers, property taxpayers

5/6/2019

Lawmakers pass Farm Bureau-backed measures to create opportunity for young farmers and protect taxpayers.

Feeling the stress of a tough economy

5/6/2019

New poll shows that farm financial stress is taking a toll on farmers’ mental health.

Iowa ag start-up reaching for the sky

5/6/2019

Iowa City-based Rantizo developing technology to enable cost-effective aerial application by drone fleets.

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