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.


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..

Photo Contest Guidelines | 01-Jul-2015

The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers will be sponsoring their second “Farming is a Family Aff..

​Dubuque County Celebration of Livestock Farming | 26-Jun-2015

By Haley Banwart, CSIF Communications Intern Over 500 neighbors and community members gathe..

​Jargo Family Farms Hosts Cattle Building Open House | 22-Jun-2015

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – June 22, 2015 – Farmers interested in learning about the benefits of rai..

​O’Connell Family to receive June Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award | 15-Jun-2015

West Des Moines, Iowa – June 15, 2015 – The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) commends ..

​June is Dairy Month: The “Whey” to a Happy, Healthy Lifestyle | 02-Jun-2015

By: Haley Banwart, CSIF Communications Intern As you enjoy sweet summer treats such as ice..

​Show Your Support: June is National Turkey Lovers Month | 01-Jun-2015

By: Haley Banwart, CSIF Communications Intern Despite the avian influenza outbreak, farmers..

Intern Update: ​Exploring My Role in Iowa Agriculture | 29-May-2015

On the second full day of my internship I had the opportunity to climb to the ..

Regional Livestock Sessions to Be Held In June | 28-May-2015

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – May 28, 2015 – Iowa Farm Bureau and the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farm..