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🚫 Report Suspicious Vehicles Near Livestock + Poultry Farms 🚫

Recently, there have been reports of suspicious vehicles parked along the road near livestock + poultry farms throughout the Midwest, including Iowa. In some instances, people are just taking photos of the livestock + poultry barns, but in more extreme cases, people are entering the buildings to take photos + videos of the animals. It...

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Joe and Randy Takes from Buchanan County receive the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Keely Coppess 515-281-3375 or 515-326-1616 (cell) Keely.Coppess@iowaagriculture.gov Brothers recognized for outstanding leadership in agriculture DES MOINES, Iowa (Feb. 4, 2020) – The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship will present the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award to Joe and Randy Takes, cattle farmers from Buchanan County. The award will be given at the...

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Leading by example

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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Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers Hosts Cattle Barn Open House

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – August 16, 2018 – The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) partnered with Alan and Sara Mohr of Marengo to host an open house celebrating their new 999 head cattle barn on August 3rd. Friends and family, farmers and community members, and legislatures and supervisors were all in attendance to...

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Mohr Family Hosts Cattle Barn Open House

Event to Highlight Environmental Safeguards and Animal Care   WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – July 16, 2018 – Farmers interested in learning about the benefits of raising cattle under roof are invited to attend an open house at the Mohr family farm to tour Alan and Sara Mohr’s new cattle building on Friday, August 3...

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Glick Family Receives Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – April 12, 2018 – Rob and Amy Glick and family were honored with the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award on Friday, March 23rd, at the Cedar County Fairgrounds in Tipton, Iowa. Over 100 friends, family members and industry representatives were in attendance. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig presented the...

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Jolene and Kirk Pisel From Humboldt County Named Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award Winners

Contact: Dustin Vande Hoef 515/281-3375 or 515/326-1616 (cell) JOLENE AND KIRK PISEL FROM HUMBOLDT COUNTY NAMED WERGIN GOOD FARM NEIGHBOR AWARD WINNERS Award to be presented April 11 at the Gilmore City Cafe DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today announced that Jolene and Kirk Pisel who own and operate JoKir’s Wild...

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Polk County Cattlemen Invest in Iowa Agriculture

West Des Moines, Iowa –  July 27, 2017  – The Polk County Cattlemen, an affiliate of the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, affirms its support of Iowa agriculture through an investment in the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF). Brian Waddingham, executive director of the Coalition, says the group has stepped forward with an investment to support efforts in...

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Montgomery County Family Preserves Pasture and Traditions with Support from CSIF

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – July 7, 2017 – Too many wet and muddy spring calving seasons on pasture motivated John McCarthy to explore the idea of calving under roof. In 2014, he contacted the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) for siting assistance with a monoslope calving barn; he wanted to ensure that the...

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