Latest News — Neighbor Relations

Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers on State of Soy

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Farmers tap CSIF program for tree replacement after derecho

On August 10 of last year, Mark Flamme and his son stood in their machine shed doorway and watched a massive storm, known as a derecho, flatten nearly everything in sight. As trees from the grove went flying by, they pondered making a run for the safety of the nearby house basement. There was a...

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Iowa Livestock Insider // Winter 2021

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Wulfekuhle Family received the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

Secretary Naig awards Buchanan County family for their leadership in agriculture DES MOINES, Iowa (Oct. 2, 2020) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig presented the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award to the Wulfekuhle family today. Al and Kathy Wulfekuhle are pig farmers in Quasqueton, Iowa. The award was presented live on WHO Radio’s The Big Show. “As...

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Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers offers windbreak assistance to livestock farmers impacted by the derecho

CONTACT: Brian Waddingham, Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers 800.932.2436, bwaddingham@supportfarmers.com WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – August 28, 2020 – The derecho that tore across the U.S. Midwest on Monday, August 10, caused widespread property damage with its hurricane-force winds. The storm left its mark on cities, rural towns and on farms across much of Iowa. It...

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CSIF In-Depth: Green Farmstead Partner Program

The Green Farmstead Partner program was created in 2009 to bridge the gap between farm families who want to plant trees + the nursery professionals who have expertise in tree plantings on farms + in rural areas. It’s offered by the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers with the help of Trees Forever + the Iowa...

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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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Who ya gonna call?

  WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – September 24, 2019 – “I don’t know anyone who doesn’t want to leave their farm in better shape than they found it,” says Scott Niess of Mitchell County. He and his wife, Julie, have a 1,500 head feedlot near Osage. It takes about 90% of the corn they raise...

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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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