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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.


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..

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..