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Harvest weight rule is extended to December 1

11/20/2017

Because of the late harvest, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has extended the exemption for overweight loads of corn, soybeans, haw, straw, silage and stover.

Always a good deal, this year’s feast for Thanksgiving even more affordable

11/20/2017

Iowans preparing to shop for their annual family Thanksgiving dinner feast can rest assured knowing the traditional meal is still a bargain at just under $5 a serving for a family of 10.

Self-driving technology, the hot thing in cars, is old hat in ag

11/20/2017

Whenever I see one of those news reports on television about the struggle to invent self-driving cars, I have the same thought: What’s the big deal? I’ve had self-driving tractors on my farm for years.

Keynote speaker to offer inspiration at IFBF annual meeting

11/20/2017

An inspiring story of patriotism, leadership and overcoming tough odds awaits Farm Bureau members from the keynote speaker at the 2017 Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) annual meeting in Des Moines.

High-energy musical show set for IFBF annual meeting

11/20/2017

Farm Bureau members can expect a high-energy show performed by a popular Branson musical act at the 2017 Iowa Farm Bureau annual meeting Dec. 5-6.

Iowa Farm Bureau to launch 'The Year of the Farm Bureau' century celebration at 2017 annual gathering in Des Moines

11/14/2017

Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF), Iowa’s largest grassroots general farm organization, will launch a year-long tribute to their approaching century of success December 5 and 6 in Des Moines for the 99th IFBF Annual Meeting.

Iowa land values hold steady, bankers say

11/13/2017

Farmland prices in Iowa were flat in the third quarter of 2017, but rose 2 percent in the 12 months ending Oct. 1

Feed grain exports create wealth and jobs, study shows

11/13/2017

Exports of U.S. feed grains and related products provide critical support across the U.S. economy, offering billions in direct and indirect economic benefits to farmers, rural communities and the nation as a whole

IFBF annual meeting seminars offer insights on key issues

11/13/2017

Six educational seminars at the 2017 Iowa Farm Bureau (IFBF) annual meeting will deliver insights on a range of consumer, environmental and economic issues affecting Iowa farmers.

New ag stats book shows productivity of Iowa farmers

11/13/2017

A comprehensive analysis of Iowa agriculture is detailed in a new book released by the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF), compiled by the Iowa office of the National Agricultural Statistics Services (NASS).

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