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The coronavirus pandemic has shown the strength of remote working and online marketing in new efforts that may help rural development, speakers at the Aug. 21 online Iowa Rural Summit said. more
The ethanol industry’s losses have been more severe than economists originally predicted, an Iowa State University economist said. more
U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley says a recent U.S. Department of Agriculture report on market disruption in the cattle industry shows the need for congress to act. more
Two major farm shows are off the calendar for 2020. To fill this gap, Farm Progress is launching the first ever Farm Progress Virtual Experience, or FPVX. more
 Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg and Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig recently announced the Beef Up Iowa program to connect Iowa beef producers with food insecure Iowans. more
Leaders of the Farm Progress Show, scheduled Sept. 1-3 at Boone, Iowa, pulled the plug on the show for 2020 after announcing last week that it would go forward as planned. more
The Iowa 4-H Foundation has announced the recipients of over 90 Iowa 4-H scholarships valued at more than $100,000. Over 400 applications were submitted and scholarships have been awarded to recipients from 54 counties across the state of Iowa with a wide variety of 4-H experiences. Three Scott County students were among those honored. more
The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is offering five, $3,000 grants to help farmers markets and food hubs find innovative ways to connect Iowans to locally-grown foods. more
The Iowa State Fairgrounds will host a Fair Special Edition: Iowa 4-H and FFA Livestock Show this summer, following the postponement of the 2020 Iowa State Fair. more
For more than 65 years, farmers have turned to the Farm Progress Show for the latest information about new products and tools they can use to boost productivity and profit for their operations. And that tradition continues for 2020. more
John Maxwell has climbed Mount Everest. Not figuratively, but certainly symbolically. more
For the first time in decades, milk from local dairy farms in the Wilton, Durant area is not making its way to the refrigerators of local consumers. Due to milk delivery contractors working in conjunction with Prairie Farms no longer making the trek to the rural Wilton area to collect milk, dairy farmers like Bill Norton no longer have an avenue to get their milk to the world. more
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