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Farm expenditures up 3 percent in 2003 | 30-Jul-2004

It cost farmers 3 percent more to produce food in 2003, the latest figures from the U.S. Department ..

New Group Urges Farmers to be Proactive | 26-Jul-2004

By Ray Weikal Ottumwa Courier Staff Writer Published with permission, July 26, 2004 WA..

Ag's security vulnerability topic of recent meeting | 21-Jul-2004

Protecting American agriculture from terrorism remains a top priority for both the state and federal..

Growers like soybean checkoff, refuse referendum | 19-Jul-2004

A producer referendum on continuing the national mandatory soybean checkoff will not be held, the U...

Iowa Premium Pork to open plant in LeMars | 19-Jul-2004

The Iowa Premium Pork Co. has raised enough funds through its producer equity drive to open a pork f..

DES MOINES REGISTER hilghlights CSIF, value of livestock production | 11-Jul-2004

WEST DES MOINES, IA - July 11, 2004 -- The Coalition to Support Iowa's Farmers (CSIF) is helping gro..

DES MOINES REGISTER profiles CSIF, value of livestock production | 11-Jul-2004

WEST DES MOINES, IA - July 11, 2004 -- The Coalition to Support Iowa's Farmers (CSIF) is helping gro..

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Outdated locks may lead to higher transportation costs | 23-Jun-2004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