The Spokesman Speaks: Iowa Farm Bureau News

By Iowa Farm Bureau

Since 1934, The Iowa Farm Bureau Spokesman has been Iowa’s leading agriculture news source, and today it has the largest readership of any ag newspaper in Iowa. While The Spokesman newspaper is available exclusively to Iowa Farm Bureau members, The Spokesman Speaks podcast is available publicly, providing the ag news and farmer education that matter most.

  1. 1.
    How a former U.S. Ambassador and USFRA’s CEO are sharing U.S. agriculture’s story internationally (emphasizing the importance of ag technology and livestock)
    27:51
  2. 2.
    The latest updates on federal regulations, estate taxes and cattle market transparency with American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall
    18:58
  3. 3.
    Iowa’s derecho recovery and a conversation with Iowa’s 2021 Conservation Farmers of the Year
    25:35
  4. 4.
    How to add edge-of-field conservation practices, like bioreactors and saturated buffers, to your farm
    21:50
  5. 5.
    Digging into cattle market transparency and a new, innovative crop marketing opportunity in northern Iowa
    26:40
  6. 6.
    Strengthening and funding local meat lockers and processors
    22:23
  7. 7.
    Look before you leap into carbon credit programs
    22:01
  8. 8.
    A “blitz” of new water quality protection practices is coming to Iowa
    29:43
  1. 9.
    Senator Chuck Grassley discusses estate tax threats, carbon proposals and a biofuels outlook
    22:37
  2. 10.
    New first-in-the-nation service offers Iowa farm families free, ongoing counseling from experts
    16:36
  3. 11.
    How a farmer and an ag marketer created an online marketplace dubbed “the Etsy of meat”
    36:12
  4. 12.
    You’re standing on the key to higher yields
    27:09
  5. 13.
    New findings on agriculture’s water quality protection and greenhouse gas emissions progress
    27:19
  6. 14.
    A 2021 growing season forecast and innovative, cost-saving solutions for rural Iowa bridges
    33:53
  7. 15.
    Economist Jayson Lusk analyzes opportunities to market real meat and perceptions about plant-based imitations
    28:04
  8. 16.
    Why ethanol is even better than we previously thought
    19:12
  9. 17.
    Exploring consumer trends and trust research
    28:52
  10. 18.
    How the "Millennial Farmer" (Zach Johnson) became a YouTube sensation
    45:39
  11. 19.
    Previewing Iowa Farm Bureau's 2021 legislative priorities and Economic Summit Webinar Series
    30:32
  12. 20.
    Advice for young farmers in 2021
    24:59
  13. 21.
    Why Iowa's relationship with Japan still matters, 60 years after pigs flew
    24:01
  14. 22.
    Three tech solutions for farmers, created by Iowa entrepreneurs
    33:48
  15. 23.
    Three Midwest ag economists share insights and predictions: Part 3
    31:53
  16. 24.
    Three Midwest ag economists share insights and predictions: Part 2
    20:20
  17. 25.
    Three Midwest ag economists share insights and predictions: Part 1
    36:37
  18. 26.
    Looking for a comprehensive and more affordable health care plan? The Farm Bureau Health Plan is offering subscribers a base rate reduction in 2021
    17:21
  19. 27.
    How to handle unique income (like COVID-19 relief) and leverage health expenses to save on your 2020 farm income taxes
    32:18
  20. 28.
    Learn about CFAP 2 (new COVID-19 relief) and meet Iowa’s new State Conservationist
    22:54
  21. 29.
    Staying safe and managing stress during the harvest season
    38:32
  22. 30.
    Senator Joni Ernst shares updates on derecho and COVID-19 relief, the RFS, and other national ag issues
    17:23
  23. 31.
    How to handle crops damaged by Iowa’s derecho and drought
    28:22
  24. 32.
    Teaching Burger King about sustainability
    28:52
  25. 33.
    How to manage crops damaged by Iowa's derecho
    20:12
  26. 34.
    Tips for marketing your crops after harvest and building your own farm to table brand
    31:27
  27. 35.
    Conservation that (literally) pays off
    36:55
  28. 36.
    Adding up Iowa's conservation and water quality protection progress
    20:44
  29. 37.
    How to protect your livestock farm and beef up security
    38:30
  30. 38.
    COVID-19 relief for farmers: what’s available now and what’s coming next?
    23:12
  31. 39.
    Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig discusses state COVID-19 relief, Chris Norton shares inspiration
    24:42
  32. 40.
    Expert advice on your livestock marketing and processing options
    23:38
  33. 41.
    Managing farm stress in the midst of COVID-19: Part 3
    29:48
  34. 42.
    Managing farm stress in the midst of COVID-19: Part 2
    14:36
  35. 43.
    Managing farm stress in the midst of COVID-19: Part 1
    22:50
  36. 44.
    Talking COVID-19, food supply chains, and food retailers with the new Chair of Iowa State’s Department of Animal Science (and the host of RFD-TV’s “Doc Talk” show), Dr. Dan Thomson
    37:51
  37. 45.
    Senator Chuck Grassley shares his latest COVID-19 relief insights
    22:15
  38. 46.
    COVID-19 relief updates and new consensus advice for managing cover crops and other conservation practices
    47:38
  39. 47.
    How agriculture is fighting coronavirus and a 2020 growing season weather forecast
    39:58
  40. 48.
    Scaling up water quality practices with Iowa Secretary of Ag Mike Naig
    38:30
  41. 49.
    Agriculture’s on pace to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 50%, and cattle are the “original upcyclers”
    31:25
  42. 50.
    An opportunity for Iowa crop farmers to break even or profit in 2020
    24:43

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