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 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..

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..