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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.


​Farmers Build Neighbor Support for Hog Barn Expansion | 05-Mar-2015

Reprinted with permission of the Iowa Farm Bureau Spokesman By Bethany Baratta Eric an..

​‘Farming for the Future’ Expert Videos Available For Download | 23-Feb-2015

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – February 23, 2015 – Livestock farmers who missed the Coalition to Suppor..

CSIF Tips of the Month - February | 13-Feb-2015

Rules and Regs Highlight DNR Records: Make Sure Your Farm’s Information Is Correct DNR..

Check Permits, Records Before Livestock Inspections | 02-Feb-2015

Reprinted with permision of the Iowa Farm Bureau Spokesman By: Bethany Baratta As the ..

Responsible Aquaculture: CSIF Highlights Best Management Practices | 30-Jan-2015

As aquaculture makes a splash in Iowa, it’s important for producers to focus on neighbor relatio..

Sink or Swim: Managing the Financial Risks of the Aquaculture Industry | 16-Jan-2015

For anyone entering a new industry like Iowa aquaculture, the opportunities are great, but it’s ..

FCSAmerica Supports Farmers through Investment in CSIF | 08-Jan-2015

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – January 8, 2015 - Farm Credit Services of America (https://www.fcsameri..

Aquaculture 101: What Every Producer Needs to Know | 06-Jan-2015

Feel like the waters for aquaculture farming in Iowa are uncharted? Iowa State University Extens..

Conference to Feature Experts to Help Livestock Farmers Grow Responsibly | 06-Jan-2015

Livestock experts share innovative ways to mitigate risk on the farm WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – Jan..

CSIF Tips of the Month - January 2015 | 05-Jan-2015

Rules and Regs Highlight Manure Applicator Certification: What You Need To Know State ..

Lessons from the Tank: Iowa Producers Share an Insider’s Look at Aquaculture | 22-Dec-2014

When Mark Nelson looked at his old, empty sow unit a few years ago, he began brainstorming creat..

Assessing Iowa Aquaculture’s Opportunities and Challenges | 18-Dec-2014

The opportunity to diversify and create a new income stream is hooking farmers on aquaculture. ..

CSIF Tips of the Month - December 2014 | 04-Dec-2014

Rules and Regs Highlight Precautions Needed with Manure Application Even though the c..

New Study Shows Iowa Agriculture Even Stronger Driver of State Economy | 01-Dec-2014

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – December 1, 2014 – Iowa’s 88,637 family farms continue to be a key drive..

Interested in Iowa Aquaculture? CSIF Offers Online ‘How-to’ Video | 21-Nov-2014

West Des Moines, Iowa – November 21, 2014 – Iowa livestock farmers who missed the Coalition to S..

Souder Family Hosts New Hog Barn Open House | 20-Nov-2014

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – November 20, 2014 – Families, neighbors and community members are invite..

EPA to Inspect More Dairy Farms: What You Need to Know | 06-Nov-2014

We have learned EPA will be taking a harder look at Iowa dairy farms. I sat down with the Coalit..

Story County Celebration of Farming | 30-Oct-2014

By: Adelai Swanson, CSIF Communications Intern Hundreds of friends, neighbors and community ..

CSIF Aids NE Iowa Family’s Plan for New Cattle Barn | 28-Oct-2014

By: Bethany Baratta, Iowa Farm Bureau Reprinted with permission from the Iowa Farm Bureau Sp..

Tjelmeland Family Hosts New Hog Barn Open House | 22-Oct-2014

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – October 22, 2014 – Families, neighbors and community members..