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.


John McCarthy Family to Host Calving Barn Open | 22-May-2017

Event to Highlight Environmental Safeguards and Animal Care WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – May 22..

When Opportunity Knocks, Passion Responds | 19-May-2017

By Emma Wilson, CSIF Communications Intern As a true born and raised Iowan, this quote has..

Livestock Farmers Invited to Attend Farm Windbreak Workshop June 20 at Frazier Nursery in Vinton | 18-May-2017

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – May 18, 2017 – The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) invites l..

Wilson Joins Coalition Team as Summer Intern | 12-May-2017

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – May 12, 2017 – The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) is pleased..

Iowa Beef Industry Council Partners with Livestock Coalition | 08-May-2017

WEST DES MOINES, IA – May 8, 2017 – The Iowa Beef Industry Council (IBIC) has been named the nin..

Summit Livestock Facilities Renews Investment in CSIF | 04-May-2017

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – May 4, 2017 – Summit Livestock Facilities confirmed its support of Iowa ..

Calving Under Roof Event Highlights Key Management Considerations for Cow-Calf Producers | 06-Apr-2017

Shrinking pasture availability has led many cow-calf producers across the Midwest to consider ca..

CSIF News Briefs - March 2017 | 31-Mar-2017

Calving Under Roof Event Highlights Key Management Considerations for Cow-Calf Producers ..

Iowa Farmer Today Publications Invests in the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers | 15-Mar-2017

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – March 15, 2017 – Iowa Farmer Today Publications, a company focused on pr..

CSIF News Briefs - February 2017 | 21-Feb-2017

Swanson Family of Montgomery County Presented with Good Farm Neighbor Award The Swanson br..

CSIF Symposium to Focus on Calving Under Roof | 06-Feb-2017

Industry experts share insight into environmental benefits, economics, cattle health and reducin..

CSIF News Briefs - January 2017 | 31-Jan-2017

Tight Margins Fuel Farmers' Risk Management Decisions If history is any guide..

Top 10 Farming for the Future Considerations | 30-Jan-2017

During periods of low profit margins, it can be easy to get caught up with the current condition..

Tight Margins Fuel Farmers' Risk Management Decisions | 27-Jan-2017

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – January 27, 2017 – If history is any guide of agriculture's economic cyc..

Accu-Steel Fabric Covered Buildings Invests in the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers | 13-Jan-2017

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – January 13, 2017 - Accu-Steel Fabric Covered Buildings, a leading manufa..

CSIF Announces Call for Good Farm Neighbor Award Nominations | 09-Jan-2017

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – January 9, 2017 –The Wergin Good Farm Neighbor award recognizes Iowa liv..

12 Reasons to Call the Coalition | 02-Jan-2017

Since 2004, the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) has assisted over 3,720 Iowa farm fam..

CSIF News Briefs - December 2016 | 26-Dec-2016

Five Tips for Understanding Manure Management Farmers wear many hats, and when it comes to ..

CSIF Conference to Focus on Managing Risk on Your Farm | 15-Dec-2016

Industry experts to provide strategies to improve profitability WEST DES MOINES, IO..

Big Gain, Inc. Invests in CSIF | 14-Dec-2016

Big Gain, Inc. affirms its support of Iowa agriculture through an investment in the Coalition to..