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Tax measure threatens family farms

5/17/2021

A provision to eliminate stepped-up basis would force farmers to pay enormous tax bill at death.

Mental health help available for farmers.

5/17/2021

During May Mental Health Month, the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) wants farmers to know help is available.

Mid State  Milling  joins Landus

5/17/2021

Landus, a farmer-owned cooperative headquarted in Ames, and Mid State Milling, an independent feed mill operator in central Iowa, announced a new collaboration agreement last week under Landus’ optimization model.

Land prices, rent continue to rise

5/17/2021

Strong demand and tight supplies drove farmland prices and cash rental rates higher during the first quarter of 2021 in Iowa and other Midwestern states, according to a survey of ag bankers by the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank.

Iowa farmers adapt to farmers market changes

5/17/2021

Markets are reopening with precautions, while some growers will continue to serve customers on the farm.

New first-in-the-nation service offers Iowa farm families free, ongoing counseling from experts | The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 73

5/17/2021

In this episode, we introduce the Iowa Farm Family Wellness Alliance, a new first-in-the-nation service (created by Farm Foundation and Iowa State Extension) that provides Iowa’s farm families with free, ongoing wellness coaching and counseling, from experts. Shari Rogge-Fidler (President and CEO of Farm Foundation) joins us to discuss the alliance and how it is designed to serve the unique needs of farm families.

Bambino’s named Iowa’s ‘Best Burger’

5/10/2021

Bambino’s, located in the northeast Iowa community of Ossian, has been named home of Iowa’s Best Burger for 2021,

Spring into action

5/6/2021

Double up food bucks provides farm-fresh produce to Iowans in need

Modern day mercantile

5/6/2021

Newton store offers Iowa farm-raised foods and goods

Vaccines are helping us look past the pandemic

5/3/2021

The development of vaccines reflects the value of science, something that farmers have seen first hand in improved crops and livestock.

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