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

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...

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Iowa Select Partners with CSIF's GFP program
Iowa Select Farms Takes Initiative to Do What’s Right

By Megyn Walston, CSIF Communications Intern Iowa Select Farms (ISF) has partnered with the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) and the Green Farmstead Partner program to reduce odors around their buildings and improve neighbor relations. ISF hosted an open house on May 24, 2018, at a new wean-to-finish facility in Williams, Iowa. Community members,...

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Iowa Select Partners with CSIF's GFP program
Partnership Launched to Plant Windbreaks on Hog Farms

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA– May 31, 2018 —The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) announced a new partnership with Iowa Select Farms to plant trees on each of their farms through CSIF’s Green Farmstead Partner program.The partnership was announced recently at an open house near Williams for a new hog finisher. CSIF’s Green Farmstead Partner...

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Huhe Family Receives Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – May 31, 2018 – Tim and Diana Huhe and family were honored with the 135th Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at the Featherlite Center at the Howard County Fairgrounds. Nearly 100 friends, family members and industry representatives were in attendance to show support and appreciation...

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CSIF Survey Shows Livestock Farming Interest Strong Among Iowa Youth

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – May 29, 2018 – According to a recent survey of Iowa FFA members, 66 percent of students indicated they plan to farm after completing their education with 92 percent of those students interested in raising livestock or a combination of livestock with crops. The survey was conducted by the Coalition...

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Iowa Livestock Insider – May 2018

BRENNEMAN FAMILY RECEIVES WERGIN GOOD FARM NEIGHBOR AWARD Rob and Char Brenneman and family were honored with the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award on Friday, May 4, 2018, at their farm in Washington, Iowa. Nearly 250 friends, family members and industry representatives were in attendance, making it one of our largest events to date. Iowa...

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From Your Side of the Fence – Animal Unit Rules

Combination livestock farms can be challenging if a farmer is thinking of expanding. The most common example of a combination livestock farm are cattle and hogs on the same farm site. Under state law, for the purpose of new construction permitting, all animal units in the same production practice need to be counted together. What...

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Brenneman Family Receives Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – May 18, 2018 – Rob and Char Brenneman and family were honored with the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award on Friday, May 4, 2018, at their farm in Washington, Iowa. Nearly 250 friends, family members and industry representatives were in attendance, making it one of our largest events to date....

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Walston Joins Coalition Team as Communications Intern

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – May 16, 2018 – The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) welcomes Megyn Walston as their 2018 communications intern. Walston will assist CSIF by coordinating outreach activities, promoting special events and developing content for the organization’s communication channels. She will collaborate with the Coalition to advocate for farmers and publicize...

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Be Aware of Summer Tree Pests

By Megyn Walston, CSIF Communications Intern Pests travel quickly between trees, shrubs, grasses and other host crops making it important to identify the pests promptly.  Early treatment and understanding how the pest spreads is essential in preventing these pests from causing further damage. The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a small, metallic green beetle with...

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