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.


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..

Land-Based Aquaculture: Hurdles and Business Planning Practices | 12-Dec-2016

Increasing global demand for seafood has prompted many Iowa farmers to explore land-based aquacu..

Five Tips for Understanding Manure Management | 08-Dec-2016

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – December 8, 2016 – Farmers facing tight markets can impact their profita..

Farmers Reel in Business Opportunities at CSIF Aquaculture Conference | 01-Dec-2016

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – December 1, 2016 – The emerging aquaculture industry offers big market o..

CSIF News Briefs - November 2016 | 30-Nov-2016

Farmers Reel in Business Opportunities at CSIF Aquaculture Conference The high quality reso..

Preparing for an EPA or DNR Inspection: Part III | 28-Nov-2016

Iowa’s livestock farmers are subject to inspections by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)..

Preparing for an EPA or DNR Inspection: Part II | 21-Nov-2016

Iowa’s livestock farmers are subject to inspections by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)..

Farm Credit Services of America Supports Farmers Through Investment in Coalition to Support Iowa's Farmers | 15-Nov-2016

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – November 15, 2016 - Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica), a comp..

Preparing for an EPA or DNR Inspection: Part I | 14-Nov-2016

Iowa’s livestock farmers are subject to inspections by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)..

CSIF Launches Calving Under Roof Videos | 10-Nov-2016

Industry experts share insight into economics, cattle health and reducing feed costs WEST D..

‘Manure: Your Fertilizer Source Workshop’ Slated for November 29 | 01-Nov-2016

Experts to share ways to lower input costs and maximize nutrient value of manure WEST DES M..

CSIF News Briefs - October 2016 | 24-Oct-2016

Story County Pork Producer Recognized with Good Farm Neighbor Award The Dave and Elaine..

Construction Checklist: Building a New Livestock Barn | 21-Oct-2016

Harvest is well underway in Iowa, and as fields continue to open up across the state many livest..

Aquaculture Conference Slated for November 17 | 10-Oct-2016

Experts to share opportunities and strategies for entering into fish farming WEST DES MOINE..

Struthers family to receive Good Farm Neighbor Award | 07-Oct-2016

West Des Moines, Iowa – October 7, 2016 – The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) commend..