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.


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..

​Being a Successful Farmer Means Being a Good Neighbor | 08-Apr-2016

Raising livestock and poultry takes time, money and attention to detail. It also requires farmer..

CSIF Tips of the Month - April 2016 | 08-Apr-2016

Growing the Green Farmstead Partner Program’s Network of Landscapers We’re excited to anno..

Vinton Landscaper Joins Green Farmstead Partner program | 29-Mar-2016

West Des Moines, Iowa – March 29, 2016 – Arbor Care LLC of Vinton has been designated a particip..

Murray Landscaper Joins Green Farmstead Partner program | 28-Mar-2016

West Des Moines, Iowa – March 29, 2016 – Ag Property Services of Murray has been designated a pa..

Winterset Landscaper Joins Green Farmstead Partner program | 28-Mar-2016

West Des Moines, Iowa – March 28, 2016 – PrairieScapes of Winterset has been designated a partic..

Wiley family to receive Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award | 23-Mar-2016

West Des Moines, Iowa – March 23, 2016 – The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) commends..

Clear Lake Landscaper Joins Green Farmstead Partner program | 22-Mar-2016

West Des Moines, Iowa – March 22, 2016 — Country Landscapes of Clear Lake has been designa..

Norwalk Landscaper Joins Green Farmstead Partner program | 22-Mar-2016

West Des Moines, Iowa – March 22, 2016 — Bedwell Gardens of Norwalk has been designated a ..

CSIF Tips of the Month: March 2016 | 01-Mar-2016

Think Spring, Think Trees The month of February brought a spike in calls to the Coalition f..

Summit Livestock Facilities Renews Investment in CSIF | 25-Feb-2016

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – February 24, 2016 – Summit Livestock Facilities (http://www.summitlivest..