Category Archives: Farming

Some Questions For Ernst At Her Town Hall Meeting In Muscatine Saturday

Also, Progress Iowa reports on reactions from Iowans on Ernst and Grassley voting to end pre-existing conditions coverage In case you missed it, Senator Ernst will be holding a town hall meeting in Muscatine Saturday at: 12:30 PM at the  … Continue reading

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Coalition Of Farmers And Ranchers Support The Green New Deal

  This is another one of many things that our corporate media will either probably not carry or if it is carried will be done so as a story with little information around it.  This is also a story that … Continue reading

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Nebraska Farmers Union Head Call For Action On Climate Change

While not Iowa specifically, Nebraska is in the neighborhood. What applies to them probably has application to Iowa. From thehill.com      “The Farmers Union has been a leader in the climate issue,” John Hansen told Hill.TV. “We want there … Continue reading

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U.S. Farmers Suffer ‘Body Blow’ As China Slams Door On Farm Purchases

From Reuters, August 5th: “Chinese companies have stopped buying U.S. agricultural products, China’s Commerce Ministry said on Tuesday, a blow to U.S. farmers who have already seen their exports slashed by the more than year-old trade war. << snip >> … Continue reading

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Soybean Farmers Now Really In The Crosshairs Of Trump’s Policies

From the time Donald Trump announced his unilateral imposition of tariffs on products coming from China through China’s imposition of strategically aimed retalliation it has in some ways resembled a couple of old men playing a bluffing game. Certainly many … Continue reading

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For Farmers, Not Farm Bureau

We must give a nod of thanks to the Pulitzer committee for giving the 2017 award for editorial writing to Art Cullen of the Storm Lake Times. Since then we try to make it a practice of checking in with Mr. … Continue reading

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A Difficult And Strange Season Of Weather

By Carmen Black (Editor’s Note: Iowa Farmers deal with an existential reality that is the weather. Regardless of increasingly polarized discussions about climate change, weather affects real people in tangible ways. Carmen recently wrote this piece to members of her … Continue reading

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Tim Gannon For Agriculture – An Easy Decision

Supporting Tim Gannon for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture is an easy decision. Iowa Democrats want and need a secretary of agriculture that understands the current farm economy and is willing and capable of moving the state toward sustainability in agriculture. … Continue reading

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Rural Iowa Not A Hegemony

As “progress” causes big changes stresses start to show. Few can write as well as Art Cullen the Pulitzer Prize winning editor at the Storm Lake Times. Fewer still seem to be able to understand the changes that are going on … Continue reading

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Why Don’t Iowa Farmers Export More to Europe?

During a brief appearance at Northeast Iowa Community College in Peosta on Thursday, President Trump claimed a trade breakthrough with European allies. “We just opened up Europe for you,” he said. Not so fast! On Saturday, European Union Commission President … Continue reading

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