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Farm News Editorial

August 28, 2015 At first brush a partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration may sound like an odd pairing. more »»

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August 20, 2015 The fairs are over or soon will be. It won’t be that long before cooler weather becomes the norm rather than the exception — summer is drawing to a clos. more »»

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August 14, 2015 In July, Gov. Terry Branstad signed into law the Iowa Legislature’s latest commitment to an ongoing partnership with farmers to protect the Hawkeye State’s soil and water resources. more »»

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August 7, 2015 Bill Northey, Iowa’s secretary of agriculture, is determined to keep faith with his pledge to visit all 99 Iowa counties each year to meet with Iowans to discuss the future of agriculture. more »»

Nothing compares to the Iowa State Fair

July 31, 2015 If you love a parade, plan to be in Des Moines Wednesday evening at 6:15. more »»

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July 24, 2015 There was a time when the majority of those people elected to the nation’s legislatures knew a great deal about the issues that are important to rural America. more »»

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July 17, 2015 For as long as human beings have engaged in the assorted pursuits referred to collectively as agriculture, women have been key players in the success of those undertakings. more »»

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July 10, 2015 According to the federal government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, agriculture is the second most dangerous occupation in the nation with a death rate at 22.7 per 100,000 workers. more »»

Attend your county fair

July 3, 2015 Times change. Even so there are a few constants in life. One is the pleasure provided by the county fairs that continue to be a highlight of summer in the Hawkeye Stat. more »»

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June 26, 2015 The news keeps getting better regarding the more than five-decade-long dream of turning U.S. Highway 20 into a statewide, four-lane thoroughfare. more »»

Letters from readers

June 26, 2015 To the editor, Regarding the guest column (”Farm kid wants RFS repealed”) of June 12, Mr. Orr has quoted the words of Big Oil verbatim. more »»

Century Farms celebrate history Multigenerational ownership is a powerful Iowa tradition

June 19, 2015 It’s more than 180 years since land that is now the state of Iowa was opened for settlers. more »»

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June 12, 2015 America’s economy would be more robust if this nation were able to sell in the international marketplace more of the products that are made or grown here. more »»

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June 5, 2015 Late last month the U.S. Department of Agriculture added an online enhancement to its services that promises to make life easier for farmers and ranchers. more »»

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May 29, 2015 Event is the world’s largest pork industry trade show The 2015 incarnation of the World Pork Expo gets underway in Des Moines Wednesday at the Iowa State Fairgrounds and runs through Friday. more »»

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May 22, 2015 When a politician makes a promise, it’s not uncommon for voters to respond with skepticism. When U.S. Se. more »»

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May 15, 2015 Family farms have been at the heart of American agriculture since early in the nation’s history. more »»

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May 8, 2015 Egg production is big business in Iowa. The Hawkeye State has more than 50 major egg producers. The state’s nearly 60 million layers generate a remarkable 1. more »»

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May 1, 2015 Gov. Terry Branstad has officially proclaimed May as Beef Month in Iowa. For many of us, every month is a time to partake of a food that ranks high on the list of culinary favorites. more »»

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April 24, 2015 Generates more than 28 percent of state’s electricity Windmills once dotted the Iowa landscape. more »»

 
 

 

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