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Ag trade with China grew fast

December 18, 2015 U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack visited China in Novembe. more »»

USDA releases annual ‘Rural America’ report

December 11, 2015 The annual report of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service — “Rural America at a Glance, 2015”— has just been published. more »»

Let’s shop locally for the holidays

December 4, 2015 The holiday shopping season is upon us once again. In the quest to find just the right gifts, seeking out bargains is part of the fun. more »»

Farm News Ag Show is place to be

November 27, 2015 Even those with the most casual interest in agriculture will want to be on hand when the 14th annual Farm News Ag Show kicks off at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the 2031 Quail Ave. more »»

Barns symbolize Iowa’s ag heritage

November 20, 2015 Iowa’s rural landscape has changed dramatically as farming has become less labor intensive in the last century. more »»

USDA programs are helping kids

November 13, 2015 When people eat properly the payoff in terms of lifelong good health can be remarkable. more »»

USDA awards wetlands grants

November 6, 2015 One of the keys to keeping our natural environment healthy is making certain that water resources are appropriately protected. The U.S. more »»


November 6, 2015 Iowa is widely known for our first-rate hospitality, first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses and first-class production of corn, soybeans, pork and eggs. more »»


November 6, 2015 By GEORGE NAYLOR More farm co-op mergers? I’ll be voting “no” on the proposed merger of my farmer co-op, FC, the largest in Iowa, with another large co-op, West Central. more »»

October Pork Month

October 23, 2015 This industry makes a huge contribution to the Iowa economy October has been designated National Pork Mont. more »»

Farm News Editorial

October 15, 2015 There are various types of businesses that operate as cooperatives, but according to the National Cooperative Business Association they all are owned and democratically controlled by their members... more »»

Growing hemp as a cash crop

October 15, 2015 By AARON SCHOENEMAN Iowa Hemp Association Since the beginning of time, existence was understood to be dependent on a symbiotic relationship with the environment. more »»

Farm News Editorial

October 9, 2015 Here at Farm News, we work diligently to put out a specialty newspaper that we hope readers find both informative and useful. This is National Newspaper Week. more »»

Farm News Editorial

October 2, 2015 National 4-H Week, which begins Sunday, is a good time to celebrate the enormous contributions 4-H makes to our community and nation. more »»

Farm News Editorial

September 25, 2015 Nobody knows exactly how long humans have cultivated the soybean, but agricultural historians are quite certain its domestication as a crop in China dates back three millennia. more »»

Farm News Editorial

September 18, 2015 National Farm Safety and Health Week begins Sunday — it’s the 72nd consecutive annual observance. This year’s theme is “Ag safety is not just a slogan, it’s a lifestyle. more »»

Farm News Editorial

September 11, 2015 The days are a tad shorter. The kids are back in school. There’s a hint of fall in the air. The season for summer fairs and festivals is nearly at an en. more »»

Dayton rodeo fun starts today

September 4, 2015 For more than seven decades this event has drawn big crowds The 2015 incarnation of the Dayton National Championship Rodeo will attract large crowds this Labor Day weekend — deservedly so. more »»

Ag-gag challenged

September 4, 2015 By CHARLIE ARNOT CEO, The Center for Food integrity The use of undercover video investigations has been an effective strategy used by animal welfare groups to bring more public attention to their... more »»



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