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Accu-Steel Fabric Covered Buildings Invests in the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – August 30, 2019 – Accu-Steel Fabric Covered Buildings, a leading manufacturer of fabric-covered buildings, affirms its support of Iowa agriculture through an investment in the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF). Jason Owen, president of Accu-Steel, said the family-owned business is proud to serve Iowa’s livestock farmers today and into...

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Companies invest in the future of Iowa’s livestock farmers

Three companies that have a long and successful history of doing business with Iowa’s livestock farmers have made a financial investment in the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF). Hills Bank & Trust Company, based in Hills, Iowa; Pinnacle, based in Iowa Falls, Iowa and ProAg Engineering from Jackson, Minnesota have stepped forward with an...

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Standing on solid ground

  WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – August 28, 2019 – Marty Schwers knows cattle. He and his brother, Steve, sell around 4,000 calves a year from their feedlot near Luxemburg, in northeast Iowa, just a 10-minute drive from the Mississippi River. Livestock farming is a passion for them, part of their heritage and they want...

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Supporting livestock supports us all: the industry perspective

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – August 26, 2019 – The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers was formed 15 years ago by Iowa’s farm and commodity groups. Public concerns about changing livestock production methods, changing demographics that brought more people without farm backgrounds to the country, and farmers’ concerns about being able to accurately interpret a...

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PRODUCERS LIVESTOCK INVESTS IN THE COALITION TO SUPPORT IOWA’S FARMERS

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – August 21, 2019 – Producers Livestock affirms its support of Iowa agriculture through an investment in the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF). Brian Waddingham, executive director of the Coalition, says the group has stepped forward with an investment to support our efforts in working with livestock farmers. “We’re extremely...

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CSIF helps producers comply with the rules

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – August 1, 2019 – No one wants the call. It’s the DNR or the EPA on the phone, and your operation is slated for inspection. Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers Senior Field Coordinator Kent Mowrer says CSIF can help relieve some of that feeling of panic. Their understanding of the...

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The Peyton Post: It’s OK to Ask for Help

By Peyton Schmitt, Communications Intern The first day of an internship inevitably brings an onslaught of new information. I would even go so far as to say that many experience feelings of confusion, frustration and occasionally, embarrassment during that first week on the job.  While I am no stranger to a learning curve, I am...

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Farming with livestock, and neighbors

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – July 26, 2019 – At age 45 Matt Raasch is living the dream. He farms 500 acres of row crops, helps his parents farm another 500 acres, and raises hogs – all in the Northwest Iowa area his ancestors settled more than a century ago. There’s even a patch of...

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Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers Partners with Iowa State Fair to Sponsor ‘Avenue of Breeds’

  WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – July 16, 2019 – In celebration of Iowa’s diverse livestock industry, the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) is proudly sponsoring the “Avenue of Breeds” at the Iowa State Fair for the ninth year in a row. The 2019 Iowa State Fair runs August 8 – 18 and the...

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Start Smart Conference to Focus on Financial Strategies for Your Farm

  Industry experts to provide advice for young and beginning farmers WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – July 3, 2019 – The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) and Accu-Steel Fabric Covered Buildings, will co-host Start Smart: Tools for Beginning Farmers Conference at the Iowa State Fair on August 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m....

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