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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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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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Check Permits, Records Before Livestock Inspections

Reprinted with permission of the Iowa Farm Bureau Spokesman By: Bethany Baratta As the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) continues its inspections of livestock farms as part of the work plan agreement signed with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7, farmers should remain prepared for a potential site visit, a leading Iowa livestock...

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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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