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Taxpayer protection, bolstering the Beginning Farmer Tax Credit Program, and water quality and soil conservation are among 2019 legislative priorities for Iowa Farm Bureau

1/15/2019

Members of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF), Iowa’s largest grassroots farm organization, will focus their 2019 legislative lobbying strength on issues most important to members, including enhancing the Beginning Farmer Tax Credit program, water quality and soil conservation, and taxpayer protection.

Missing out on broadband

1/14/2019

While broadband coverage has improved in rural Iowa, many farmers are still left out.

Dealing with emotional stress

1/14/2019

With the farm economy hurting, a psychologist urges farmers to take charge of their emotional well-being.

FarmlandfFinder  expands to 12 states

1/14/2019

FarmlandFinder, a digital toolset for land sale research started by an Iowa entrepreneur, has expanded to 12 states throughout the Midwest

FB to focus on  beginning farmers, property taxes in 2019 session

1/7/2019

Limiting state purchases of private land will also be a key focus for Farm Bureau.

Psychologist Rosmann discusses signs of emotional stress in latest Spokesman speaks podcast

1/7/2019

Depression, anxiety and suicide are tough topics, but it's important to talk about them, especially as farmers face the pressures of a prolonged downturn in the agricultural economy.

Immortalizing FB members

1/7/2019

Farm Bureau dedicates “Timeless Values,” a sculpture that celebrates a century of grassroots progress.

Recognizing the toll of stress in tough times

1/7/2019

I’ve been reporting on agriculture a long time and have seen many things come full circle.

2018 DID turn out to be a helluva good one! Looking back..

1/7/2019

2018 DID turn out to be a helluva good one! Looking back..

Groceries and a show

1/3/2019

Grab a gallon of milk and stay for the musical acts at Ramsey's Market, a family-owned grocer in Lenox.

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