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.


Help farm families raise livestock and watch Iowa grow! | 15-Jun-2004

By Tim Niess Iowa needs farm families that raise livestock. Farm families that raise livestock ..

Hog price rally should continue through summer, says economist | 08-Jun-2004

Pork producers are benefiting from sharply lower feed prices and surging hog prices since early Apri..

Coalition designed to aid Iowa farmers | 07-Jun-2004

By Kristin Danley-Greiner Farm News Staff Reprinted with Permission Just a few weeks ago, m..

Commodity groups refute claim livestock operations unsafe | 07-Jun-2004

By Kristin Danley-Greiner Farm News Staff Reprinted with Permission A Washington, D.C., bas..

Increasing energy costs may dampen farm economy | 25-May-2004

Government officials and congressional members spoke out this week about escalating energy prices an..

Prevention of surface water runoff is under way | 25-May-2004

Prevention of surface water runoff from open animal feedlots in Iowa is under way through a coop..

EIP assertions about animal agriculture challenged | 21-May-2004

Several misstatements about Iowa livestock production, state action and federal environmental regula..

EIP assertions about animal agriculture challenged | 21-May-2004

Several misstatements about Iowa livestock production, state action and federal environmental regula..

Farm families receive helping hand from new farm coalition | 12-May-2004

Life and work isn’t easy for families that raise livestock for their livelihood. There&rsq..

Coalition to Support Iowa's Farmers: Good Neighbor Statement | 10-May-2004

It takes two to be a good neighbor. As a farmer, I will be mindful of' 'All laws and regul..

Coalition to Support Iowa's Farmers: Statement of Beliefs | 10-May-2004

Iowa needs farmers. Farmers need Iowa. Farming and farm families contribute a uniquely valuable ..

Every Day Is Earth Day for Iowa's Farmers, Livestock Producers | 07-May-2004

'The nature of agricultural production means that every day is Earth Day for Iowa's grain and li..

Iowa pork producers celebrate agriculture year round | 07-May-2004

The Iowa pork industry boasts producing a quarter of U.S. pork production, resulting in a drama..

IPPA President understands importance of industry, speaking out | 07-May-2004

Sam Carney spent one morning recently at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines surrounded by some..

Animal agriculture critical to Iowa, Carroll County | 03-May-2004

WEST DES MOINES, May 3, 2004 – For Iowa to grow and prosper, farm families must have an opport..

Coalition to grow Iowa's communities one farmer at a time by revitalizing animal agriculture statewide | 29-Apr-2004

WEST DES MOINES, May 11, 2004 – A unique effort to provide farm families with personal, direct..

Iowa farmers are creating more wetlands | 29-Apr-2004

Iowa farmers are creating more wetlands, dramatically slowing the loss of nature’s water s..