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Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers Providing Assistance to Livestock Farmers Following Storms

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – April 11, 2023 – In response to the damage caused by recent storms across much of Iowa, the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) is providing on-farm resources to help livestock farmers get their questions answered about options and considerations for their farms. If your farm sustained damage to its livestock...

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Ames Landscaper Joins Green Farmstead Partner Program

West Des Moines, Iowa – April 4, 2023 — Landscape Legends of Ames has been designated a participating landscape professional in the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers’ (CSIF) Green Farmstead Partner Program. The Green Farmstead Partner program provides information and resources to farmers wanting to plant trees and shrubs around new and existing cattle feedlots,...

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Through the Gate // March 2023

View this email in Mailchimp   Planting Trees on Your Livestock Farm   The best time of year to plant trees is spring or fall – the two busiest seasons for farmers! The good news is there are several nursery professionals who offer services to make it easy for you! Although it may not quite...

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The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers offers $10,000 reward in Allamakee County livestock vandalism cases

The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) has announced a $10,000 reward to assist the Allamakee County sheriff’s department for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons involved in livestock farm vandalism cases endangering livestock in late December or early January in the eastern part of the county.

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Through the Gate // February 2023

    Calving Under Roof with the Pontiers     Brothers Ryan & Chad Pontier farm with their family in Clarke County near Osceola. Just a few years ago, the Pontiers decided to add a calving barn to their operation. Ryan explains the process he and Chad went through, including calling the Coalition and utilizing...

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Through the Gate // January 2023

Good Farm Neighbors: Dennis & Diane Liljedahl   Dennis & Diane Liljedahl of Page County were recognized as the first Good Farm Neighbor Award recipients of 2023 on Wednesday, January 25th at the Iowa Pork Congress. Along with their son and daughter-in-law, they raise wean-to-finish hogs outside of Essex, IA. Dennis is a previous Iowa Pork...

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Secretary Naig Honors Liljedahl Farms with the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

Page County pork producer recognized for outstanding community leadership

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Through the Gate // December 2022

    Farming for the Future This year’s conference, Financing Your Livestock Farm, featured an overview of the opportunities in livestock agriculture in the state of Iowa, the financial feasibility of raising livestock today and programs that are available to help finance your livestock project. Presentations can be viewed on the website. View Presentations     Check...

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Through the Gate // November 2022

Your November view through the gate.

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Through The Gate // October 2022

      Happy Porktober!     Iowa has a lot to celebrate when it comes to Porktober. Iowa’s pork producers lead the nation, making Iowa the number one pork producing state. An even more impressive feat is that nearly 1/3 of the nation’s hogs are raised in Iowa! Pig farmers are in each of Iowa’s 99...

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