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Iowa Corn plants deep roots at Iowa State Fair

It’s no surprise, times are tough in rural America.  An Iowa commodity organization shares what it is doing to make farming work. AUDIO: Money Matters
Author: Anna Hastert
Posted: 08-16-2019

Trade war continues to take toll on grain markets

Ag and Investment Services President and CEO Sue Martin has been in the farming business for many years. From owning her own operation to running her agribusiness, Sue has worked many angles of the industry. As a broker, the businesswoman is well in-tune with trade deals, and how they have and will be affecting our […]
Author: Jenna Hoffman
Posted: 08-16-2019

Wheat farmers tiring of trade dispute 

Corn and soybeans are major crops in the Midwest, but wheat is the major grain in the Plains.   Wheat is the only crop many farmers can grow, due to limited rainfall. United States wheat is attractive in the world market, due to the quality bred in for milling and baking of bread, pasta and other […]
Author: Ken Root
Posted: 08-16-2019

Iowa Honey Producers talk with consumers and farmers about bees

Bees and pollinators have come to the very forefront of our discussion of agriculture. The debate between protecting crops from pests and protecting pollinators has gotten heated at times. During the Iowa State Fair, the Iowa Honey Producers are having a casual dialogue with the consumers and farmers who are stopping by. Audio: Interview with State […]
Author: Dustin Hoffmann
Posted: 08-16-2019

ISA urges immediate action on trade & biofuels

The release this week of key U.S. crop production and acreage data sent shockwaves through the grain and livestock markets. It also served as a stark reminder of the need for immediate action on a host of issues impacting the economic livelihoods of Iowa and U.S. farmers. “We’re getting hammered from all sides,” said Iowa […]
Author: Staff Editor
Posted: 08-16-2019

Fall weather to drastically change current uncertain markets

Low crop prices and poor growing conditions are on the forefront of all agriculturalists minds as they reflect on the planting and growing seasons this year has provided. As the cooler seasons approach, many are concerned with how the 2019 crops will fare-out. The Coalition for Iowa’s Farmers Start Smart panel, at the Iowa State […]
Author: Jenna Hoffman
Posted: 08-15-2019

Farm Bureau celebrates Iowa farmers

A farm organization is choosing to celebrate agriculture, rather than fixate on current conditions.  Governor Kim Reynolds (R-IA) commemorated Iowa Farm Bureau Day at the Iowa State Fair. The organization, which advocates for Iowa farmers, chose to recognize the special occasion by celebrating agriculture. Andrew Wheeler, public relations coordinator with Iowa Farm Bureau, speaks to […]
Author: Anna Hastert
Posted: 08-15-2019

Nothing going farmer’s way right now

“Nothing is going farmer’s way right now,” is former U.S. Agriculture Secretary John Block’s “hold your head in your hands” analysis of current issues – Crop reports showing bigger yields and more acres than anticipated, as well as demand being robbed by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) small refinery exemptions for the oil industry. Not […]
Author: Ken Root
Posted: 08-15-2019

Governor Reynolds talks fair, flood recovery and more

The Iowa State Fair is a time to get together with others from across the state, eat some food, see some animals, and even visit with a politician or two. Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds stopped by our booth on Wednesday. AUDIO: Full Interview with Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds at the Iowa State Fair Governor Reynolds […]
Author: Dustin Hoffmann
Posted: 08-15-2019

Iowa farmer in running to be America’s Pig Farmer of the Year

The National Pork Board recently announced the four finalists vying to be named America’s Pig Farmer of the YearSM. The program honors a U.S. pig farmer each year who excels at raising pigs following the We CareSM ethical principles and who is committed to sharing their farming story with the American public. “The finalists do […]
Author: Staff Editor
Posted: 08-15-2019