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.


CSIF launches to help farmers | 07-Jul-2004

Group aims to revitalize animal agriculture in Iowa By Kris Todd Daily Reporter Staff R..

Several hurdles confront Tama beef plant in first year of operation | 29-Jun-2004

Iowa Quality Beef leaders urged cattle producers to remain patient while the cooperative learns from..

ICCI focus on CSIF campaign | 25-Jun-2004

The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers, launched May 11, vowed to hold organizations accounta..

Japan's BSE demands dividing U.S. cattle industry | 23-Jun-2004

Japan's continued insistence that the U.S. test all cattle for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE..

Outdated locks may lead to higher transportation costs | 23-Jun-2004

Infrastructure improvements to the Upper Mississippi-Illinois Waterway System are desperately needed..

Companies race to develop animal ID technology | 15-Jun-2004

Business entrepreneurs are scrambling to develop ear tags, databases or tracking devices that fit in..

Dairy checkoff evolves to meet current market challenges | 15-Jun-2004

By Mike Kruger During the past 10 years, our society has experienced tremendous change. Some of..

Full runoff basins trouble some producers | 15-Jun-2004

Livestock producers with full basins due to recent heavy rainfalls may need to contact the Departmen..

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..