News & Events

Farmland documentary shows the truth: Farming is not easy

Published Apr. 18, 2014

I want you to go to the movies and take a nonfarm friend or relative. On second thought, make that a carload of nonfarm friends. Buy their tickets, their popcorn and their overpriced fountain drinks. It will be the best investment you will make this year. Trust me.

Vilsack is a good Agriculture Secretary, but fizzled as a presidential hopeful

Published Apr. 18, 2014

“We are not realizing our fullest potential in American agriculture because there is not the certainty of workforce that a lot of producers need,” he said. “It's an unfortunate and tragic circumstance. It’s costing jobs; it's costing income; and it’s really the kind of situation that's totally preventable.”

The Making of 'Farmland,' Ag's Newest Documentary

Published Apr. 18, 2014

The film, which hits selected theatres May 1, focuses on the lives of young farmers in six different food production areas. It is billed as a glimpse into the farmers' "high-risk, high-reward" jobs.

Death on the Farm

Published Apr. 17, 2014

American farmers are a dying breed, in part because they’re killing themselves at a shocking rate

Animals are a special part of the farm

Published Apr. 17, 2014

Most people are not privileged to raise farm animals, but a cat, dog, fish or bird can fulfill a need.