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Fish farming swims to surface of Iowa Ag

11/21/2017

A new livestock industry continues to emerge in Iowa and the animal doesn’t walk across the ground.

Iowans encourages to consider locally grown Christmas tree this holiday season

11/21/2017

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship encourages Iowans to consider choosing a fresh, Iowa grown Christmas tree to decorate their home this holiday season.

Aquaculture offers exciting new market in Iowa, but not without some obstacles

11/20/2017

Four short years ago aquaculture surpassed beef production, creating opportunity for farmers looking to add value to their farms.

Iowa Organic Association seeks Executive Director

11/20/2017

Iowa Organic Association is looking for a part-time leader who is passionate about organic agriculture in Iowa and motivated to further develop a growing organization.

Farm Bureau Seeks Full Withdrawal of Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Rule

11/20/2017

The American Farm Bureau thanks Secretary Perdue for delaying the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Rule.

NRCS offers Organic Resources

11/20/2017

View the new 3-minute video, “Growing Organic,” and learn about NRCS assistance for organic farmers.

Practical Farmers begins fall farminar series Nov. 14

11/14/2017

Topics include crimping cover crops, marketing vegetables and farm transfer.

GMOs have purpose in food system

11/9/2017

For about two years I followed a Facebook page run by a family farm in Iowa. Then, recently, they posted something that prompted me to unfollow them.

Speaking a Little Louder to Food Companies

11/5/2017

Food companies and retailers face tremendous pressure to respond to consumer expectations on issues like animal care, environmental protection and the healthfulness and safety of products.

Pioneers of organic farming are threatening to leave the program they helped create

11/3/2017

At issue was whether a booming generation of hydroponic, aquaponic and aeroponic farms — which grow plants in nutrients without using soil, frequently indoors — could continue to sell their produce under the “organic” label.

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