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Zippy Duvall: Time to get all of Rural America up to Speed with Broadband

9/19/2017

We depend on safe and reliable infrastructure to get our products to market. But in today’s fast-paced global economy, high-speed internet has become just as critical a pathway to customers near and far. That’s why Farm Bureau is urging the administration to address rural America’s broadband needs as it develops its infrastructure improvement plan.

Presnall to retire as IFBF executive  director

9/18/2017

Denny Presnall, who has served as Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) executive director and secretary/treasurer since 2007, last week announced his plans to retire after the beginning of 2018.

U.S. farm income gets a ‘dead cat’ bounce in ’17

9/18/2017

A common phrase used often when talking about markets that recover slightly after a precipitous drop is “dead cat bounce.”

Limited land for sale spurs uptick in farmland prices

9/18/2017

Despite stubbornly low commodity prices, Iowa farmland prices continue to show strength in 2017

Farmer sentiment declines, survey finds

9/11/2017

Farmer sentiment about the future drifted lower in August, but was still markedly stronger than a year earlier

Hill: Farmers’ efforts making a worldwide positive impact

9/11/2017

Farmers, through their hard work, sacrifices and inspiration, continuously produce a positive impact that spans country borders, oceans and generations

Iowa Farm Bureau statement regarding Bill Northey's nomination as USDA Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation

9/5/2017

For the past decade, Bill Northey has served admirably as Iowa’s Secretary of Agriculture, and Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) members are extremely pleased he was tapped for a new role with the USDA leading the newly-created office of Farm Production and Conservation.

Iowa Ag Entrepreneur Week declared

9/5/2017

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds last week signed a proclamation declaring Sept. 25-29 Agricultural Entrepreneurship Week in Iowa.

Lyft is extending its ride-hailing service to all of Iowa

9/1/2017

The company said Thursday it was extending service to all of Iowa, not just the major cities. The catch is that Lyft needs to find drivers in those rural areas before service is possible.

Vilsack: Ag can propel Iowa's future prosperity

8/28/2017

Agriculture can lead Iowa to a more prosperous future by working with its urban neighbors to create jobs and opportunities for young people to emerge as leaders

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