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Iowa is 6th best state to live in, says U.S. News & World Report

3/1/2017

A new report from U.S. News & World Report ranks Iowa as the 6th best state to live, based on 68 metrics across seven categories: health care, education, infrastructure, crime and corrections, opportunity, economy, and government.

Auto parts company earns Renew Rural Iowa award

2/23/2017

Freedom Racing Tool and Auto got its start in a Decatur County home and now ships custom auto parts nationwide.

Reynolds: Trade, infrastructure and education are priorities

2/20/2017

Trade, infrastructure and education are key priorities to keep Iowa’s economy strong, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds said last week at the Iowa Farm Bureau Policy Information Conference in West Des Moines.

Ag Briefs - Feb. 22, 2017

2/20/2017

Ag Briefs - Feb. 22, 2017

Bankers: Farmland prices may be stabilizing

2/13/2017

Farmland prices in Iowa and other Midwest states declined in 2016, but the decline was less severe than in the previous two years

Johnson sees IFBF in position to lead on key issues

2/13/2017

Being ahead of the curve has aided Brent Johnson in growing his farm and in launching a successful crop consulting business.

Net farm income projected to decline in 2017

2/13/2017

U.S. net farm income is projected to decline this year to its lowest level since 2002 when adjusted for inflation, even though farmers may generate more overall income than in 2016

Auto parts and tools company founded in Decatur County home grows to earn Iowa Farm Bureau's 'Renew Rural Iowa Entrepreneur Award'

2/10/2017

For its remarkable success and economic impact in the community, Freedom Racing Tool and Auto, LLC has been awarded the Iowa Farm Bureau ‘Renew Rural Iowa Entrepreneur Award.’

Young farmers adapt to challenging farm economy

2/6/2017

Beginning farmers say they learned a lot this past year on how to adapt, adjust and cut back with the downturn in the farm economy, yet they remain optimistic about their future in agriculture.

Cautious mood reflected as farmers browse at Power Show

2/6/2017

Steve Anderson roamed seven acres of displays at the Iowa Power Farming Show in Des Moines last week with his dad, son and a few friends, getting an up-close look at the latest farm equipment and precision ag technologies even though they weren’t in the market for anything in particular.

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