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May 16, 2014 It’s just a fact that some people see the proverbial glass half-full rather than half-empty and some people say tomahto, others tomato. These tomahto/half-fullers aren’t knuckleheads. more »»

Iowa leads in egg production

May 9, 2014 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 »»

It’s Beef Month in Iowa

May 2, 2014 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 »»

Wind power is booming in Iowa

April 25, 2014 Windmills once dotted the Iowa landscap. more »»

Earth Day is a time for unity

April 18, 2014 The late 1960s were turbulent years in America. It was a time of rapid change when young protesters expressed disillusionment with many aspects of the world their elders had built. more »»

Governor seeks to protect Iowa’s egg industry

April 11, 2014 Egg production is hugely important to the agricultural economy in the Hawkeye State. Iowa leads the nation in egg production with an annual output of more than 14.4 billion eggs. more »»

Let’s slow down on RICL

April 4, 2014 Rock Island Clean Line is working on securing easements across 375 miles of Iowa, looking to string a direct current electric transmission line that will flow electricity generated from a... more »»

Iowa ranks near top in new Ag Census

March 28, 2014 American agriculture is an enormous, diverse part of the U.S. economy. Every five years, the U.. more »»

USDA invests in environment

March 14, 2014 The U.S. more »»

Grassley champions biodiesel industry

March 7, 2014 A robust biodiesel industry can help America achieve its long-term goal of having diverse sources of energy. more »»

Northey champions conservation agenda

February 28, 2014 Clean, safe water is important to all living things. more »»

Enjoy Progress Edition 2014

February 21, 2014 As the holiday season draws to a close each year, the writing staff at Farm News embarks on a challenging adventure — producing a comprehensive look at how a wide array of developments in our region... more »»

FFA week starts Saturday

February 12, 2014 FFA was established in 1928 as Future Farmers of America. It was renamed the National FFA Organization in 1988 to reflect the rapid changes and greater employment diversity in agricultur. more »»

More good about China trade

February 7, 2014 Late last year, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack provided an upbeat report on trade issue progress that will benefit American agriculture. Just before Christmas, the 24th U.S. more »»

Corn fuels Iowa’s economy

January 31, 2014 Corn production has been a key factor in the Iowa economy for more than 150 years. The state’s 21st-century economy is characterized by increasing diversit. more »»

IPFS starts Tuesday

January 24, 2014 What organizers say is the largest indoor agricultural equipment show in the upper Midwest — and the third largest in the United States — kicks off Tuesday and continues through Thursday at Iowa... more »»

Plan to attend Pork Congress

January 17, 2014 For more than four decades, the Iowa Pork Producers Association’s Iowa Pork Congress has been an event where pork producers and assorted experts gather to share views and information about an... more »»

Make voices heard on ethanol mandate

January 15, 2014 Bioenergy production is facing a potential setback. New rules drafted by the U.S. Environmental Agency call for a reduction in Renewable Fuels Standard. more »»

Governors launch pro-trade initiative

January 10, 2014 International trade is crucial to economic growth both in Iowa and in many other parts of the United States. That’s why Iowa Gov. more »»

Branstad leads RFS protest

January 3, 2014 The biofuels industries are an important part of America’s strategy to have diverse sources of energy. more »»



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