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On January 27 in Altoona, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association held its ninth annual Iowa renewable fuels summit.
One purpose of the summit is to look at the year ahead.
For 2015, that means both optimism and uncertainty.
That ...Read More
As record crop production stresses america`s aging infrastructure, water quality and accessibility has become a priority for the US Department of Agriculture.
Last week in Washington, vice president Joe Biden commended USDA for efforts to im ...Read More
With the agriculture act of 2014, producers now face one of the most important decisions they’ll make in the next five years.
The agricultural risk coverage program or arc... And the price loss coverage program or PLC are both new el ...Read More
LUBBOCK (AP) — Agricultural experts say high beef prices are here to stay for a while as recent drought conditions in Texas and around the country have reduced the nation’s cattle supply to its lowest numbers in more than 50 years. ...Read More
New legislation might make it easier for bankrupt farmers to reorganize finances.
In a bill introduced on Tuesday by Iowa senator Chuck Grassley and Minnesota senator Al Franken in the family farmer bankruptcy clarification act of 2015, fami ...Read More
In his State of the Union address, President Obama reiterated his position that the Cold War-era Cuban trade and travel embargo be dissolved.
IFB Research and Commodity Services director Dave Miller says Iowa stands to gain substantially if ...Read More
Mingo farmer Larry Cleverley has been a fixture at the farmers’ market in Des Moines for 19 years, but his future is a little less clear.
Cleverley’s organic produce farm sits on a one-mile stretch of road between two intersect ...Read More
DES MOINES — Several potential 2016 GOP presidential candidates will participate in a Freedom Summit hosted by Citizens United and U.S. Rep Steve King this weekend in Des Moines.
The 2016 hopefuls from both the Republican and Democrat ...Read More
Agricultural exports set a milestone in fiscal year 2014, valued at a record $152.5 billion dollars.
But all exports are up 3 percent year-over-year, according to the latest report from Census.gov.
For rural America, the increase in ...Read More
Just because the growing season is still a few months away, doesn’t mean Iowa farmers are sitting around until planting time. In fact, some of the work taking place on Iowa farms right now has been nine months in the making.
Every yea ...Read More
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