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Dedicated long-time CSIF employee and family farmer remembered for his contributions to Iowa agriculture

DES MOINES, Iowa (June 19, 2024) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig will honor the late Kent Mowrer with the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award during an event at the Boone County Fairgrounds on Friday, June 21. Iowa Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Grant Menke will present the award on behalf of Secretary Naig. Kent’s widow, Chris,...

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New Rules, Same Values

Iowa Governor Reynolds’ Executive Order 10 revamped the state’s livestock production rules in an attempt to streamline regulation. It standardized language, added an online interactive flood plain map, and eliminated language that was already on the DNR website or in the Iowa Code.

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Multi-generational Palo Alto County farm family shows dedication to their community while demonstrating good stewardship of their land and cattle

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig honored the Streit Family from Palo Alto County with the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award during an event at the family’s farm near West Bend on Friday, June 7. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Grant Menke presented the award on behalf of Secretary Naig.

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First generation Poweshiek County farm family is dedicated to their community, livestock and land

DES MOINES, Iowa (May 30, 2024) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig will present the Boelen Family from Poweshiek County with the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award during an event on Friday, May 31 at 11:00 a.m. The award presentation will take place at the Brooklyn Ruritan Building, located at 3830 175th St., Brooklyn. “Even...

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KUEKER JOINS COALITION TO SUPPORT IOWA’S FARMERS

Megan Kueker has been named Communications Specialist for the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF).

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COALITION WELCOMES JOHNSON AS 2024 COMMUNICATIONS INTERN

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – May 13, 2024 – Bridget Johnson has joined the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) as their 2024 communications intern. Johnson helps advance CSIF’s mission of supporting farmers as they raise livestock responsibly and successfully through assisting with content creation, event planning, and maintaining strong industry relations. Johnson will be...

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FFA Student Survey Shows High Interest in Career in Agriculture, Concerns with Start-Up Costs

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – May 13, 2024 – A recent survey conducted by the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) at the 2024 Iowa FFA Leadership Conference shows that 70 percent of students would like to farm in the future but continue to have concerns about high start-up costs. Of the 191 members who...

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20 Years of Being Good Farm Neighbors

“The Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award just speaks of Iowa. It defines us,” says WHO Radio Farm Broadcaster Bob Quinn. WHO Radio, along with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, and the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers present the award to Iowa farmers who take pride in doing things right and who go...

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20 Years and Growing

The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers was formed 20 years ago to support farmers facing unprecedented opposition. Anti-ag groups were targeting livestock farmers, obstructing expansion and adoption of new, science-based practices. Nuisance lawsuits were filed against family farms, threatening their existence. With a vibrant livestock industry crucial to corn and soybean farmers as well as...

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CSIF Provides Update on Livestock Rules and Regulations

West Des Moines, Iowa – December 11, 2023 – The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers is proud to offer vital tools and resources crucial for Iowa’s livestock and poultry farmers to successfully and responsibly grow their farms and help young people return to the farm. The non-profit, non-lobbying organization has seen an uptick in young...

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