Iowa Farmer Today Publications Invests in the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers

06-08-2018 in News Release

Iowa Farmer Today Publications, a company focused on providing timely agricultural news and information to Iowa’s farmers, affirms its support of Iowa agriculture through an investment in the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF).

The in-kind financial contribution made by Iowa Farmer Today Publications will assist CSIF in its efforts to provide direct assistance to livestock farmers as they strive to grow their farms successfully and responsibly.

“The agriculture industry continues to be a driving force in Iowa with many new and beginning farmers relying on livestock as a way to get back to the farm,” says Terry Reilly, publisher of Iowa Farmer Today Publications. “Helping young farmers is important to Iowa Farmer Today and supporting the Coalition is an incredible way to accomplish that. We truly value the efforts of the Coalition and are proud to work with them to help grow Iowa’s livestock industry.”

“We’re extremely grateful for Iowa Farmer Today Publications’ continued support of CSIF and of Iowa agriculture,” says Brian Waddingham, executive director of CSIF. “Their investment underscores the efforts being made by CSIF to help farm families raise livestock successfully and responsibly.”

Iowa Farmer Today Publications home office is located in Cedar Rapids. The company’s main product is the Iowa Farmer Today, a tabloid sized newspaper distributed free of charge to 70,000 farm owners and operators in and around Iowa each week. The company also publishes Illinois Farmer Today, Missouri Farmer Today and the Midwest Marketer, a weekly, tab sized beef publication. Farmers who would like to receive a complimentary subscription to Iowa Farmer Today are encouraged to call 800-475-6655 or visit http://www.iowafarmertoday.com/.

A portion of the Iowa Farmer Today investment will be used to support the Coalition’s popular Green Farmstead Partner program; it offers timely and cost-effective assistance to Iowa farmers wanting to plant trees and shrubs around new and existing livestock and poultry barns.

“Livestock continues to be vital in keeping farm families living and working on the land,” says Waddingham. “In the fourteen years since the Coalition was formed, we’ve assisted more than 4,300 farm families wanting to responsibly grow their farms and bring young people back to rural Iowa. Diversification is a key component to Iowa’s thriving livestock industry, from established livestock farmers to crop farmers adding livestock for the first time. Whether it’s a new and beginning farmer or an existing and well-established farmer calling us, there is a great deal of optimism about adding livestock to the farm.”

The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers was created by farmers to help farmers raise livestock successfully and responsibly.It’s a joint partnership involving the Iowa Beef Industry Council, Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, Iowa Corn Growers Association, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, Iowa Pork Producers Association, Iowa Poultry Association, Iowa Soybean Association, Iowa Turkey Federation and Midwest Dairy Association.

The non-profit, non-partisan organization provides assistance to farmers at no cost. CSIF does not lobby or develop policy. Farm families wanting a helping hand can contact the Coalition at 1-800-932-2436 or visit www.supportfarmers.com.

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