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“KMCH, Bring Me My Lunch” Day 9 Winner – Alan Nachtman

“KMCH, Bring Me My Lunch” Day 9 Winner – Alan Nachtman

  It’s Day 9 of the “KMCH, Bring Me My Lunch” contest! For three weeks, we’ll call a local farmer on their cell phone at 9:30 am and if they answer their phone by saying, “KMCH, Bring Me My Lunch”, then that’s exactly what we’ll do! We deliver them lunch for four from one of the

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – October 11

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey commented Tuesday on the Iowa Crops and Weather report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service.  The report is released weekly from April through October. “Despite the rain showers that rolled across the state last week farmers were able to make some harvest progress, combining


Local Farm Bureau Leaders Visit Washington, D.C.

Twenty-one Farm Bureau members representing Iowa Farm Bureau’s Ag Leaders Institute visited Washington, D.C., Sept. 13-15, to share concerns with elected officials and various agricultural department leaders.  The Farm Bureau leaders urged lawmakers to support bringing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) forward for a vote, and noted the TPP deal would raise farm income by $4.4

Friday Deadline for New Farmers’ Savings Incentive Program

The deadline is later this week to apply for what’s billed as one of the country’s most effective beginning farmer programs. Greg Van Den Berghe, with Practical Farmers of Iowa, says a dozen new farmers are accepted every fall into the Savings Incentive Program. One of the first steps is to pair them up with