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WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – September 19, 2019 – Livestock production is important to Iowa’s economy, contributing $48.5 billion to the state annually, up more than $17 billion from the 2012 U.S. Census of Ag. But Iowa isn’t the only state relying on agriculture. Across the Midwest, other states are hoping to shore up their...

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New study shows Iowa agriculture even stronger driver of state economy, contributing $121.1 billion

One in five Iowans employed by Iowa agriculture   WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – September 6, 2019 – Iowa’s 86,104 family farms continue to be a key driver of Iowa’s economy, contributing 10 percent more to the state economy than in 2012, according to a new study commissioned by the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers...

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Alexander Family to Receive Good Farm Neighbor Award

West Des Moines, Iowa – September 13, 2016 – The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) commends the Alexander family of Wayne County for their outstanding efforts as a neighbors and community leaders. They have been named recipients of the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor award. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey will present the award...

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Fox Family of Mitchell County Receives Good Farm Neighbor Award

The Fox family of Mitchell County was recognized Tuesday as recipients of the Gary Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award during a ceremony at the Fox Farm in Elma, Iowa. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig presented the Fox family with the award at an open house with family, friends and neighbors. “Along with running a...

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Iowa NRCS Issues New Standard for Conservation Practices

By: Dirck Steimel, Iowa Farm Bureau Spokesman Reprinted with permission of the Iowa Farm Bureau Spokesman The Iowa office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) last week rolled out a new standard for implementing that nutrient management plans that are typically required for participation in federal conservation costshare programs, such...

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