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.


Livestock farmers urged to be careful as nuisance suits rise | 04-Feb-2016

Reprinted with permission of the Iowa Farm Bureau Spokesman By Dirck Steimel A recent ..

CSIF Tips of the Month - February 2016 | 03-Feb-2016

Young Farmer Financing and Business Planning Resources Bringing the Next Generation Back to..

Livestock Provides Opportunities for Beginning Farmers | 02-Feb-2016

Beginning or expanding a farming operation takes money. For the young farmer, finding th..

Coming Back to the Family Farm | 01-Feb-2016

Bringing the Next Generation Back to the Farm was the theme of the day as more than 200 beginnin..

Iowa Farmer Today Publications Invests In the Coalition | 01-Feb-2016

(http://www.iowafarmertoday.com/)WEST DES MOINES – February 1, 2016 – Iowa Farmer Today Public..

​Farm Credit Services of America Supports Farmers through Investment in CSIF | 14-Jan-2016

(https://www.fcsamerica.com/)DES MOINES, Iowa – January 14, 2016 – Farm Credit Services of Ame..

CSIF Tips of the Month - January 2016 | 13-Jan-2016

Happy New Year! Here at the Coalition, 2016 is off to a fast and furious start. The Coalit..

CSIF Tips of the Month - December 2015 | 22-Dec-2015

Livestock Helping Young People Get Started Farming During the month of November, the Coalit..

Conference to Feature Experts to Bring the Next Generation Back to the Farm | 21-Dec-2015

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – December 21, 2015 – The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) is ho..

Manure Applicator Training Begins Jan. 5 | 18-Dec-2015

Iowa manure applicators, confinement and commercial, should plan now to complete training t..

​​Iowa Landscapers Invited to Attend Farm Windbreak Workshop Jan. 26 | 02-Dec-2015

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – December 2, 2015 – The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) invite..

Building a Future | 01-Dec-2015

Two hundred-seventy friends, neighbors and curious onlookers gathered at Farson Livestock, LLC, ..

Simplifying Beef Production | 30-Nov-2015

The day was cold and blustery, but the cattle inside the gable-roofed barn at the Brandt and Sta..

CSIF Tips of the Month - November 2015 | 10-Nov-2015

2015: A Year of Opportunity, Challenges in Livestock Industry The Coalition to Support Iowa..

Farson Livestock, LLC Hosts New Hog Barn Open House | 10-Nov-2015

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – November 10, 2015 – Families, neighbors and community members are invite..

Brandt and Stacy Ferry Host Cattle Building Open House | 04-Nov-2015

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – November 4, 2015 – Farmers interested in learning about the benefits of ..

2015: A Year of Opportunity, Challenges in Livestock Industry | 02-Nov-2015

The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) has been busy this year providing assistance to l..

Meier family to receive Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award | 26-Oct-2015

West Des Moines, Iowa – October 26, 2015 – The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) commen..

New Online Options for Certified Manure Applicators | 22-Oct-2015

New online options make training and fee payment easier than ever for more than 4,500 certified ..

CSIF Tips of the Month - October 2015 | 08-Oct-2015

Looking Back at September Growth by Design Before starting construction in May 2015, ..