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Iowa company's '100% pure' honey laced with weed-killer, lawsuit says

12/5/2016

The Organic Consumers Association and Beyond Pesticides claim that Sioux Honey Association, the 95-year-old cooperative that makes Sue Bee Honey, is misleading consumers by labeling its honey as pure and natural.

NASS Surveys Have Direct Impact on Critical Farm Programs

11/30/2016

The NASS mission is to provide timely, accurate, and useful statistics in service to U.S. agriculture. When you receive one of the NASS questionnaires in the mail, please consider responding. Help accurately measure and portray the significant impact of agriculture.

Banner year for most Iowa pumpkin growers

11/29/2016

Thanksgiving dinner, for many Iowans, wouldn’t be complete without pumpkin pie. State Agriculture Department officials say pumpkin production this year was the best it’s been for many seasons.

Growing holiday cheer

11/28/2016

Family-owned Canoyer Garden Center grows thousands of poinsettias at its southwest Iowa store.

Shopping, food and holiday fun

11/28/2016

Find the perfect gift, buy a homemade pie and make a holiday memory at Iowa orchards and farm gift shops.

Iowa farm family grows Christmas  cheer with poinsettias

11/28/2016

Farm Bureau member Craig Canoyer says it wasn’t easy growing his fall crop this year.

Northey urges Iowans to consider Iowa grown Christmas Tree

11/22/2016

A directory of tree farms across Iowa is available on the Iowa Christmas Tree Association website at www.IowaChristmasTrees.com. On the site there is a “Find a Farm” link on the top left-hand corner of the page. Besides the location of the farms, the directory also includes a phone number and hours of operation for each farm to assist in planning.

State legislators consider hemp in Iowa

11/22/2016

Could Iowa soon see a new cash crop, among our fields of corn and soybeans?

Warmer Weather Leads to Some Shorter Christmas Trees at Local Tree Farm

11/21/2016

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – at least at the local tree farms in Central Iowa.

Aquaculture spawns interest among Iowa farmers

11/21/2016

Iowa is poised to capitalize on the burgeoning demand for farm-raised fish, experts said last week at an aquaculture conference sponsored by the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF).

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