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 News Briefs- August 2016 | 22-Aug-2016

Photo Contest Winners Announced August 1st marked the conclusion of our third annual “Farmi..

CSIF Field Day to Focus on Calving Under Roof | 05-Aug-2016

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – August 5, 2016 – The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) is host..

Ryan Brothers Host Cattle Building Open House | 01-Aug-2016

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – August 1, 2016 – Farmers interested in learning about the benefits of r..

Manure Management: Doing the Simple Things First | 29-Jul-2016

When it comes to manure, doing one thing to improve management practices is better than doing no..

CSIF Partners with Iowa State Fair’s ‘Avenue of Breeds’ | 27-Jul-2016

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – July 27, 2016 – In celebration of Iowa’s diverse livestock industry, th..

CSIF Hosts First-of-its-Kind Workshop in Northeast Iowa | 18-Jul-2016

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – July 18, 2016 –The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers recently hosted a..

CSIF Tips of the Month - July 2016 | 15-Jul-2016

Third Annual 'Farming is a Family Affair" Photo Contest Announced In celebration of Iowa’s..

Meier Family Hosts Cattle Building Open House | 11-Jul-2016

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – July 11, 2016 – Farmers interested in learning about the benefits of ra..

CSIF Launches Third Annual "Farming is a Family Affair" Photo Contest | 01-Jul-2016

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – July 1, 2016 – Iowa is home to over 88,637 farms, 97.5 percent of which ..

Photo Contest Guidelines - 2016 | 01-Jul-2016

The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers will be sponsoring their third annual “Farming is a Fami..

Green family to receive Good Farm Neighbor Award | 16-Jun-2016

West Des Moines, Iowa – June 16, 2016 – The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) commends..

CSIF Tips of the Month - June 2016 | 15-Jun-2016

5 Things You Should Know About CSIF Whether you’re a current farmer, an aspiring farmer or ..

Metzger family to receive Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award | 15-Jun-2016

West Des Moines, Iowa – June 15, 2016 –The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) commends t..

‘Manure: Your Fertilizer Source Workshop’ Slated for July 6 | 07-Jun-2016

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – June 7, 2016 – The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) is hostin..

Top 7 Things I Learned Working for the Coalition | 07-Jun-2016

Five and a half years ago, I had the opportunity to join the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers..

5 Things You Should Know About the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers | 01-Jun-2016

By: Haley Banwart, CSIF Intern Whether you’re a current farmer, an aspiring farmer..

Manure Stockpiling Reminders | 13-May-2016

As planting progresses across the state, the window to apply manure to crop ground is rapidly cl..

Intern Update: Another Summer, Another Opportunity | 10-May-2016

By: Haley Banwart, CSIF Intern Opportunity came knocking at my door when I was invited to i..

​Iowa Youth Optimistic About Ag Careers, Including Farming | 05-May-2016

(/news/FFA Survey Infographic - 2016.jpg)May 5, 2016 – West Des Moines – Despite the recent dow..

Green Farmstead Partner Program Expands Network of Landscapers | 11-Apr-2016

West Des Moines, IA – April 11, 2016 – Over 66,000 trees have been planted on Iowa livestock far..