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Wells Family Receives Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – October 3, 2018 – Paul and Jason Wells and family were honored with the 140th  Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at their farm in Milton, Iowa. Over 200 friends, family members and industry representatives were in attendance to show support and appreciation for the family....

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Huhe Family Receives Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – May 31, 2018 – Tim and Diana Huhe and family were honored with the 135th Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at the Featherlite Center at the Howard County Fairgrounds. Nearly 100 friends, family members and industry representatives were in attendance to show support and appreciation...

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De Meulenaere Family Receives Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – February 27, 2018 – The De Meulenaere family received the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award on February 22nd, at the American Legion Hall at 601 3rd St., Victor, Iowa. Over 100 friends, family members and industry representatives were in attendance. Iowa Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig presented the award...

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Wilcox Family of Cherokee County Presented with Good Farm Neighbor Award

Fourth generation farmer, Mark Wilcox, says he finds comfort in the stability of his family’s Century Farm near Marcus, Iowa where he and his wife, Sara, and youngest son, Joe, raise a 70-head milking herd of registered Holsteins and a little over 800 acres of corn, soybeans, alfalfa and mixed pasture. According to Mark, the...

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Manure Management: Doing the Simple Things First

When it comes to manure, doing one thing to improve management practices is better than doing nothing at all. The “Manure: Your Fertilizer Source Workshop”, sponsored by the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF), provided the tools and know-how to apply simple on-farm manure management practices. Farmers and agribusiness professionals from across the state attended...

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June is Dairy Month: The “Whey” to a Happy, Healthy Lifestyle

By: Haley Banwart, CSIF Communications Intern As you enjoy sweet summer treats such as ice cream or frozen yogurt, remember to salute Iowa’s dairy farmers in celebration of National Dairy Month! Iowa’s dairy farmers work around the clock, 365 days a year to provide a variety of products that are safe, wholesome and affordable. Dairy...

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EPA to Inspect More Dairy Farms: What You Need to Know

We have learned EPA will be taking a harder look at Iowa dairy farms. I sat down with the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers Sr. Field Coordinator Kent Mowrer to find out what EPA will be looking for during these inspections and how dairy farmers can prepare. Q1: What will trigger an inspection? A: There...

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Hoefler Family to Receive July Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

West Des Moines, Iowa – July 14, 2014 – The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) commends Brian and Eileen Hoefler of Dubuque County for their outstanding efforts as neighbors and community leaders. They have been named the July recipients of the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor award. Iowa Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig will...

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Iowa Dairy Farmers are a Reason to Celebrate

By: Adelai Swanson, CSIF Intern WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – June 2, 2014 – This June we recognize and celebrate Iowa’s dairy community. Iowa dairy farmers care for 204,000 milk cows on 1,684 separate farms. These cows produce 4.35 billion pounds of milk each year, consequently ranking Iowa 12th in the nation for total milk...

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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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