farmer http://iowapublicradio.org en Farmer from Iowa Comment and Castration Ad Focus National Attention on Iowa's Senate Race http://iowapublicradio.org/post/farmer-iowa-comment-and-castration-ad-focus-national-attention-iowas-senate-race <p><a href="http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20140325/NEWS09/303250120/Video-captures-Bruce-Braley-criticizing-Chuck-Grassley-farmer-from-Iowa-">Video </a>has surfaced of Democratic Congressman Bruce Braley at a private Texas fundraiser with trial lawyers drawing a stark contrast between a future with him serving on the Senate Judiciary Committee, and a future with GOP Senator Charles Grassley Chairing that committee.&nbsp; In the video, Braley describes Grassley as an "Iowa farmer" who "never went to law school."&nbsp; Slate has called it the <a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/new Wed, 26 Mar 2014 20:01:36 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Katherine Perkins 38165 at http://iowapublicradio.org Farmer from Iowa Comment and Castration Ad Focus National Attention on Iowa's Senate Race Soybean planting slow http://iowapublicradio.org/post/soybean-planting-slow <p>Spring planting could linger into the summer for many Iowa soybean farmers. The state's trading partners and commodity markets are&nbsp;keeping a close eye on what happens here and it could impact the economy down the road. Grant Kimberley is the market development director for the Iowa Soybean Association. He tells Iowa Public Radio's Pat Blank, this year has been a challenge.</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 21:20:17 +0000 Pat Blank 22665 at http://iowapublicradio.org Soybean planting slow Farmers question farm bill restrictions http://iowapublicradio.org/post/farmers-question-farm-bill-restrictions <p></p><p>Next week the farm bill makes its way to the House. That&rsquo;s the big piece of legislation that sets food and agriculture policy for the next 5 years. How does this impact the average Iowan that isn&rsquo;t on the farm?&nbsp; Iowa State Agriculture economist Bruce Babcock says for the most part it doesn&rsquo;t&hellip; except for one thing.&nbsp;</p><p>&quot;Are the taxpayer dollars being well spent subsidizing really well managed farms, very smart farmers and very wealthy farmers?&quot; he said.</p> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 06:10:13 +0000 Clay Masters 4227 at http://iowapublicradio.org Farmers question farm bill restrictions