PAGE TITLE

Rural Vitality Articles

Iowa Farm Bureau members may subscribe for free email news on rural vitality, including stories about rural economic, business, and community development, seminars and other assistance for rural entrepreneurs, and more. Subscribe here!

{{a.title}}

{{a.publishDate}}

{{a.summary}}

Iowa Minute: Livestock helping revitalize Eagle Grove

4/27/2017

Thanks to livestock farmers in the area, a new business is coming to Eagle Grove, Iowa, along with 250 new families.

Iowa Ranked #1 Ag Production Per Square Mile

4/27/2017

Just how productive is Iowa when compared to other states? State rankings based off Ag-sales per square mile, and by share of Ag-land to total land.

New fertilizer plants should help farmers trim production costs

4/24/2017

The beginning of production at two new nitrogen fertilizer plants in Iowa will mean significant savings for Iowa farmers facing tight crop budgets

 Agriculture’s downturn showing up in reduced state revenue estimates

4/24/2017

Continued weakness in commodity prices is certainly showing up in farmers’ balance sheets, and it’s also apparent in tax collection trends in agricultural states like Iowa, according to an economist who closely monitors the Midwest economy.

Farmers National reports spike in land sales

4/24/2017

Sales volume of farm and ranch land is up 38 percent from a year earlier, primarily driven by non-operating landowners, according to a report by Farmers National Company.

Hill: Increased exports are essential for Iowa farmers

4/24/2017

International trade is a key issue facing Iowa farmers today.

Legislature approves drinks by the glass at Iowa craft distilleries

4/18/2017

A bill allowing Iowa's craft liquor distillers to mix cocktails at their manufacturing facilities gained final legislative approval Monday, with both Democrats and Republicans praising the bill as a good step for economic development.

Age Trends and Succession Planning

4/17/2017

Based on the two most recent USDA Ag-Census data years of 2007 and 2012 age data shows some alarming trends.

Hurdles to overcome, but China can help cattle raisers

4/17/2017

China’s recent agreement to consider buying U.S. beef again after a 13-year hiatus was welcome news to Iowa cattle raisers.

Hoover's Hatchery earns RRIA award

4/17/2017

Hoover’s Hatchery, which has been operating in the Floyd County town of Rudd since 1944, earned Iowa Farm Bureau’s Renew Rural Iowa (RRIA) Entrepreneur Award.

{{a.title}}

{{a.publishDate}}

{{a.summary}}