Iowa Farmer Today Publications Invests in the Coalition

02-01-2016 in Livestock

WEST DES MOINES – February 1, 2016 – 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 financial commitment 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’s economy with livestock farming accounting for nearly 123,000 jobs across the state of Iowa,” says Terry Reilly, publisher of Iowa Farmer Today Publications. “Many new and beginning farmers rely on livestock as a way to get back to the farm and helping young farmers is important to Iowa Farmer Today and supporting the Coalition is a fantastic way to accomplish that. We truly appreciate 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 the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers. “Their investment underscores the efforts being made by CSIF to help farm families raise livestock successfully and responsibly and to keep farm families on the farm.”

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 www.iowafarmertoday.com.

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 Cattlemen’s Association, Iowa Corn Growers Association, Iowa Egg Council, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, Iowa Pork Producers 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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