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.


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 ..

​Henderson Family Hosts Cattle Building Open House | 17-Aug-2015

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – August 17, 2015 – Farmers interested in learning about the benefits of r..

Intern Update: ​In Pursuit of an Agricultural Career | 05-Aug-2015

By Haley Banwart, CSIF Communications Intern “Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it..

CSIF Tips of the Month - August 2015 | 03-Aug-2015

Avenue of Breeds Believe it or not, the Iowa State Fair will be here shortly! The Coalition..

​Paustain family to receive Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award | 30-Jul-2015

West Des Moines, Iowa – July 30, 2015 – The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) commends ..

CSIF Partners with Iowa State Fair’s ‘Avenue of Breeds’ | 27-Jul-2015

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – July 27, 2015 – In celebration of Iowa’s diverse livestock industry, the..

​Amana Farms Hosts Cattle Building Open House August 7 | 23-Jul-2015

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – July 23, 2015 – Farmers interested in learning about the benefits of rai..

​Intern Update: A Greater Appreciation for Iowa’s Livestock Industry | 07-Jul-2015

By Haley Banwart, CSIF Communications Intern One of my favorite sweatshirts I wore growing ..

​Clinton County Celebration of Livestock Farming | 06-Jul-2015

By Haley Banwart, CSIF Communications Intern An open house celebrating the addition of a 48..

​CSIF Launches Second Annual “Farming is a Family Affair” Photo Contest | 01-Jul-2015

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – July 1, 2015 – The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) kicked off..