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Support Farmer Veterans By: 08/08/2014 @ 3:21pm

There are a lot of similarities between farming and being in the military, says farmer and veteran Paul Kanning. “After the military, I thought about opening a…

Where to Get FSA Yield Info By: 08/11/2014 @ 4:54pm

By now you may have gotten a letter from your local Farm Service Agency office with information about your farm or…

Farm Bill Process Starts Soon By: 07/22/2014 @ 7:44pm

In a webinar posted this Tuesday, a Farm Service Agency official and an Iowa State University economist set the stage…

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Homegrown By Heroes By: 05/16/2014 @ 10:39am

These veterans have served their country twice – once by defending it and now by feeding it. Now there is an easy way for you to support these hardworking, deserving farmer veterans: the Homegrown By Heroes…

Slow Road to Japanese Agriculture Trade By: 03/24/2014 @ 10:22am

With the biofuels boom slowing, trade and exports are regaining importance. When Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack addressed the Commodity Classic last month, he got applause with a promise to use USDA trade…

Some Farm bill insurance links By: 02/14/2014 @ 3:19pm

The new farm bill has rules that will punish procrastinators who can't pick a program this year, and the law's new links to crop insurance will make that an even harder choice.Remember the ACRE…

Why The Pew Commission’s Recommendations Stink By: 12/20/2013 @ 10:08am

Recently the Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production (PCIFAP) issued a follow up report to its original 2008 report entitled, “Putting Meat on the Table:…

Feeding America By: 08/24/2013 @ 7:08am

Feeding America one crop at a time.

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