Cactus Feeders’ Expansion Creates Opportunity for Contract Growers

Pork producers in Iowa and Nebraska can join Cactus Feeders in their mission to feed a hungry world. Cactus Family Farms, the pork production division...

Cargill-led fund to pay U.S. farmers for carbon capture, exchange credits

Global commodities trader Cargill Inc starting this spring will pay American farmers for capturing carbon in their field soils and cutting fertilizer runoff,...

Iowa Pork Builds Industry Leadership

The Iowa Pork Leadership Academy (IPLA) welcomes 13 members to its 2020 class. IPLA develops leadership skills in Iowa's pork producers and is organized...

New Swine Specialist Ready to Work with Iowa Producers

On Matt Romoser’s first day as southeast Iowa swine specialist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, he stayed home. Ordinarily, a new employee’s first...

Tyson Foods suspends Iowa pork plant after virus outbreak

Tyson Foods said Monday that it has suspended operations at a major pork processing plant in southeastern Iowa where more than two dozen workers...

New Economic Study: African Swine Fever Outbreak in the US Could Cost $50 Billion

Economists study two scenarios indicating the economic impact of ASF in the U.S. A new study(1) conducted by agricultural economists at Iowa State University...

Congratulations to Lance Lawrence for celebrating 25 years with Iowa Select Farms!

Congratulations to Lance Lawrence for celebrating 25 years with Iowa Select Farms! We’re pretty sure Lance was a summer intern before interning was cool. Back...

Patel N016 Named the Most Improved Multiplication Farm

Congratulations to Lasea Weeda-Grace, James Ross and Levi Martin at Patel N016 for being named the Most Improved Multiplication Farm. Located near Mount Ayr, the...

Iowa Farm Bureau And Pork Producers Donate $2 Million To ISU Diagnostic Vet Lab

The Iowa Farm Bureau and Iowa Pork Producers Association have teamed up to donate $2 million to the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at Iowa State...

Coronavirus Increases Challenge of a Demand Bounce, and Phase One Purchase Targets

Bloomberg writers Lydia Mulvany and Michael Hirtzer reported last week that, “In times of economic woe, one of the first luxuries to go is...
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