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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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Show Your Support: June is National Turkey Lovers Month

By: Haley Banwart, CSIF Communications Intern Despite the avian influenza outbreak, farmers continue to raise safe, nutritious and tasty turkey that everyone can enjoy. In celebration of National Turkey Lovers Month, it is more important now than ever to demonstrate your support to Iowa’s turkey farmers! Turkeys can be found on 130 family farms across...

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Currie Family to Receive June Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

West Des Moines, Iowa – June 23, 2014 – The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) commends Mark and Mary Currie of Sac County for their outstanding efforts as neighbors and community leaders. They have been named the June recipients of the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor award. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey will present...

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June Turkey Month Tribute

By: Adelai Swanson, CSIF Intern WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – June 9, 2014 – Turkey Lovers Month showcases Iowa’s turkey farmers and their dedication to raising a healthy, high quality product. Turkey has always been a centerpiece on families’ tables, especially during the holiday season. Americans enjoy almost 46 million turkeys each Thanksgiving. However, 48%...

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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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Lansink Family to Receive June Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

West Des Moines, Iowa – June 10, 2013 – The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) commends Roger and Amy Lansink of Sac County for their outstanding efforts as a neighbors and community leaders. They have been named the June recipients of the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor award. Iowa Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Jay Johnson will...

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June is National Turkey Lovers’ Month

June is National Turkey Lovers Month and a prime time to recognize Iowa’s turkey farmers for providing us with high quality, healthy turkey products! Turkey can be served in various ways for different meals. With low fat and high protein content, it makes a great choice for breakfast, lunch or dinner. In fact, a three-ounce...

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Celebrate National Turkey Lovers’ Month

Turkey isn’t only what’s for Thanksgiving dinner– it’s enjoyed by Americans year-round.  This may surprise you, but June is National Turkey Lovers’ Month! An estimated 46 million turkeys are consumed at Thanksgiving. However, two-thirds of the turkey produced annually is consumed during months other than November, making June a great time to recognize Iowa’s turkey...

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