Ag News

Every community in Iowa depends on agriculture for jobs and economic vitality. However, the importance of crop and livestock farming to an area’s economic well-being is even more pronounced in the state’s rural areas. If you have farm news and information you would like to submit to this website, please contact the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers at 1-800-932-2436.


Manure Applicator Training Begins Jan. 5 | 18-Dec-2015

Iowa manure applicators, confinement and commercial, should plan now to complete training t..

​​Iowa Landscapers Invited to Attend Farm Windbreak Workshop Jan. 26 | 02-Dec-2015

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – December 2, 2015 – The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) invite..

Building a Future | 01-Dec-2015

Two hundred-seventy friends, neighbors and curious onlookers gathered at Farson Livestock, LLC, ..

Simplifying Beef Production | 30-Nov-2015

The day was cold and blustery, but the cattle inside the gable-roofed barn at the Brandt and Sta..

CSIF Tips of the Month - November 2015 | 10-Nov-2015

2015: A Year of Opportunity, Challenges in Livestock Industry The Coalition to Support Iowa..

Farson Livestock, LLC Hosts New Hog Barn Open House | 10-Nov-2015

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – November 10, 2015 – Families, neighbors and community members are invite..

Brandt and Stacy Ferry Host Cattle Building Open House | 04-Nov-2015

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – November 4, 2015 – Farmers interested in learning about the benefits of ..

2015: A Year of Opportunity, Challenges in Livestock Industry | 02-Nov-2015

The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) has been busy this year providing assistance to l..

Meier family to receive Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award | 26-Oct-2015

West Des Moines, Iowa – October 26, 2015 – The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) commen..

New Online Options for Certified Manure Applicators | 22-Oct-2015

New online options make training and fee payment easier than ever for more than 4,500 certified ..

CSIF Tips of the Month - October 2015 | 08-Oct-2015

Looking Back at September Growth by Design Before starting construction in May 2015, ..

October is Pork Month: Iowa’s Farmers “Bring Home the Bacon” | 01-Oct-2015

By: Haley Banwart, CSIF Communications Intern Demonstrate your pork pride in recognition of..

Hunerdosse Family to Receive Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award | 18-Sep-2015

West Des Moines, Iowa – September 18, 2015 – The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) comm..

Growth by Design | 15-Sep-2015

Before starting construction in May 2015, the Hein family called the Coalition to Support Iowa’s..

Hoop Beef Systems Invests in the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers | 08-Sep-2015

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – September 8, 2015 – Hoop Beef System, LLC (http://www.hoopbeef.com/), a..

CSIF Tips of the Month - September 2015 | 04-Sep-2015

And that’s a Wrap… A Look Back at August The last month has been a whirlwind packed ..

Henderson Family Keeps Cattle Comfortable with New Barn | 03-Sep-2015

When Bob and Patty Henderson wanted to update their older cattle facilities, they called the Coa..

Ben and Whitney Hein Host Cattle Building Open House | 26-Aug-2015

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – August 26, 2015 – Farmers interested in learning about the benefits of r..

​Latest Technology in Livestock Farming Celebrated at Amana Farms | 24-Aug-2015

By Haley Banwart, CSIF Communications Intern Iowa’s historic Amana Farms recently celebrate..

Intern Update: Supporting a Future for Agriculture | 24-Aug-2015

By Haley Banwart, CSIF Communications Intern At the beginning of summer I wrote an article ..