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 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..

Iowa Youth Positive about Iowa Agriculture | 19-May-2015

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – May 19, 2015 – Agriculture is helping retain Iowa’s youth, according to ..

CSIF Attends Cargill Feed Mill Dedication | 13-May-2015

By Haley Banwart, CSIF Communications Intern Members of the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Far..

CSIF Tips of the Month - May 2015 | 12-May-2015

Rules and Regs Highlight Sound Siting Decisions a Cornerstone of Successful Livestock Farms..

​Nutritious and Delicious: May is Beef Month | 01-May-2015

By: Haley Banwart, CSIF Communications Intern Gather around the table and enjoy your favori..

Guest Column: Siting Considerations | 23-Apr-2015

By: Stephanie Carlson, Iowa Pork Producers Association While Iowans strongly support farm..

Celebrating Earth Day as Stewards of the Land | 22-Apr-2015

By: Haley Banwart, CSIF Communications Intern “We do not inherit the land from our fore..

​Davis Family to Receive April Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award | 14-Apr-2015

West Des Moines, Iowa – April 14, 2015 – The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) commends..

CSIF Tips of the Month - April 2015 | 13-Apr-2015

Blue and Gold Pride FFA, Agriculture Important to Iowa Agriculture is a big deal in Io..

​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 2015 | 13-Feb-2015

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