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Trump in Iowa extols advances in ag technology

6/26/2017

In a visit with ag leaders at Kirkwood Community College, the president highlights his plan to repair infrastructure and boost U.S. agriculture's competitiveness.

2017 IFBF Economic Summit adds breakout sessions

6/26/2017

The Iowa Farm Bureau Fed­eration (IFBF) Economic Summit, set for July 20 in Ames, will for the first time offer a series of breakout sessions to help participants concentrate on key areas of interest.

Iowa Farm Bureau award winner Peace Tree Brewing Company featured on IPTV series

6/20/2017

Iowa Farm Bureau’s Renew Rural Iowa (RRIA) award recipient, Peace Tree Brewing Company, will be featured on Iowa Public Television’s (IPTV) Iowa Entrepreneur on July 7 at 6:30 p.m. and again on July 9 at 10:30 a.m.

IFBF: Update NAFTA but protect benefits to agriculture

6/19/2017

There are clear opportunities to update, modernize and improve the 23-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Craig Hill, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) president, said last week in comments to Trump administration officials about the future of the trade agreement.

Dupont-Dow merger clears key hurdles

6/19/2017

DuPont, the parent of Iowa-based Pioneer, and Dow cleared a key hurdle last week when their proposed merger was approved by the U.S. Justice Department's Antitrust Division.

Farm Bureau working to identify health insurance solutions and options for members

6/19/2017

Farm Bureau has received many questions from members about the future of individual health care insurance following recent announcements by Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and other carriers that they would not sell or renew individual or family plans after Jan. 1, 2018, that are compliant with the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Sioux City pork plant on track to open in September

6/12/2017

Sioux City’s new pork processing plant is on track to open in early September, providing a new market for hog farmers in northwest Iowa and bordering states, Seaboard Triumph Foods officials said last week at the World Pork Expo in Des Moines

Canoyer Garden Center receives award

6/12/2017

Canoyer Garden Center, a multi-location, family-run business owned by Craig and Kathy Canoyer, last week received the Iowa Farm Bureau’s Renew Rural Iowa (RRIA) Entrepreneur Award.

USDA Helps Expand Rural Broadband Infrastructure in Four States

6/8/2017

In Iowa, the Coon Valley Cooperative Telephone Association will use a $6.5 million loan to construct 216 miles of fiber to improve access to advanced telecommunications services.

Canoyer Garden Center receives Iowa Farm Bureau 'Renew Rural Iowa Entrepreneur Award'

6/6/2017

What began as a hobby and passion for flowers for Craig and Kathy Canoyer blossomed into a multi-location, family-run business known as Canoyer Garden Center.

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