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Helping young farm families in need

7/15/2019

The Seeds of Hope Foundation, in memory of Chasen Stevenson, will aid families with long-term health issues.

Love your neighbor

7/5/2019

A rural podcast inspires a group of Iowa artists to reach out to other farmers impacted by the historic Missouri River flooding.

Market volatility, trade uncertainty, risk management and new opportunities top discussion at Iowa Farm Bureau Economic Summit

7/1/2019

More than 200 farmers gathered in downtown Des Moines for Iowa Farm Bureau’s Economic Summit to gain valuable market insight and opportunities to manage risk and find profit opportunities as farmers struggle through the sixth year of a downturned ag economy.

U.S. ag secretary views Iowa from a tractor seat

7/1/2019

Perdue, along with USDA Undersecretary Bill Northey, outline the department’s plan to aid farmers hit by flooding and heavy rains.

Young Iowans still upbeat about farming

7/1/2019

Given the downturn in commodity prices and this spring’s rough weather, there’s no getting around the fact that things are tough in Iowa agriculture.

Iowa needs more young farmers

7/1/2019

As the farm population ages, Farm Bureau is working to bring more young people into agriculture.

USDA invests in water infrastructure in rural Iowa

7/1/2019

The U.S. Department of Ag­­ri­­culture (USDA) last week an­nounced that it was investing $15.3 million in nine projects in Iowa to improve rural water infrastructure.

Farmers, lawmakers push for flood control

6/24/2019

The Corps of Engineers should make flood control its top priority in management of the Missouri River, they say.

Trump celebrates E15 changes in Iowa

6/17/2019

Farmer says year-round E15 sales are a big plus, but oil refinery waivers dampen potential demand for ethanol.

Managing farm stress

6/17/2019

The IFBF Economic Summit will explore ways to spot signs of extreme stress and tools to cope with it.

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