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ISSUE DATE: 09/30/2013

Feeding the world one meal at a time

By Jennifer Carrico

More than 255,000 soy-based meals were packaged at the opening day of the Iowa State Fair with the help of the Iowa Soybean Association and the Iowa Food & Family Project.

These organizations, along with GROWMARK, organized and funded the Meals from the Heartland event, along with the help of the Iowa State Fair and state fair goers.

“I think it is a tremendous, tremendous statement that we are the breadbasket of the world here in Iowa and we are helping those folks less fortunate than us,” said Iowa State Fair General Manager Gary Slater.

The event, which was possible with the help of 1,500 volunteers, included members of agricultural organizations, farmers and even Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds.

ISA Director of Communications and External Relations Aaron Putze said this event was one of many that focus on the long-term initiative of the ISA and its members to engage consumers about what farmers do to feed the world.

“Tell me and I’ll forget, but show me and I’ll remember,” Putze said. “That is what Iowa’s farmers want to do—to show consumers what it will take to produce 70 percent more food by the year 2050 to feed 9 billion people.”


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ABA announces Agricultural Credit Task Force
Agricultural resources available for Colorado flood victims
EPA regional administrator visits the Kansas State Fair
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'Harvesting Nebraska's Potential' theme of Nebraska Wind Conference
Health exchange notice process starts Oct. 1
Health reform scams now include web
Indictment: Wabaunsee County woman accused of embezzling from Bio-Security Research Institute
Kansas Income Tax Institute planned in 8 locations
KFB exec: Challenges aplenty for ag producers
KFMC hosts senior health fairs
Livestock groups hail passage of critical wildfire legislation
Looking to the next century of advances in agricultural research
Nature is unpredictable
Outlook for grain market to be powered by livestock, export demand
USDA to invest in specialty crops

CROPS

Ag economist: 2013 a transition year for grain farmers
Chairman Frank Lucas headlines Southwest Ag Issues Summit
Construction starts on expansion of Soil Testing and Research Laboratory
Corn and soybean production forecasts close to expectations
Extension bulletin simplifies nitrogen affordability
'Grains for Your Brain' online series offered
Kansas soybean harvest brings yield, quality contests
Kansas State University to host Emergency Response Instructor Workshop
Large world wheat supply presents opportunities for buyers
Missouri Department of Agriculture warns against chemical scam
New award to honor community collaborators
OKFB announces vice president of field services
Planting conditions for 2014 Kansas wheat crop vary across state
Registration opens for conference to show case water quality projects
Soybean farmers experience firsthand products of U.S. soy
Weather woes continue as harvest begins

LIVESTOCK

AAEP, Zoetis help support Operation Gelding Program
American Lamb Board tracks lamb usage with menu study
American Royal announces 2013 Royal Scholars
AQHA filed notice of appeal in cloning case
BisonFinder app lists retailers, restaurants and ranches carrying bison
Cattle price outlook improves in 2014 for quality beef, says MU economist
Expert advisory group formed to review proposed trich rule
Expert advisory group formed to review proposed trich rule
Fall, a window of opportunity for thin cows
Future bright for grass-fed beef industry
Kansas Classic Oct. 25 to 27 at Kansas Expocentre
Kansas to conduct agriculture preparedness exercise
K-State's Swine Day set for Nov. 21
Missouri Cattlemen Foundation offers scholarship opportunity for junior cattle producers
Oct. 8 webinar focus is 'Reducing Labor at Lambing Time'
Pork producers connect farm to fork during National Pork Month
Rice County woman sentenced for cattle fraud
Take parasite resistance seriously
Where realistic meets high quality

EDITOR

A world of pure imagination
Dispelling myths about EPA's SPCC rule
Roadblocks

COLUMNS

4 dealerships added to heartland group
Business continuity takes proper planning
Cattle feeders try to make money
Company adds app to help find equine lovers
Fighting for love of country
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John Deere introduces 2014 tractors, combines, windrowers, and sprayers
The world's future hinges on the harvest
Top women in ag selected for advisory board

MARKETS

Amarillo livestock sales summary
Amarillo livestock sales summary
Apache livestock auction report
Cooler weather turns warm again Kansas
Dalhart livestock auction report
Dodge City cattle sales report
Dunlap feeder cattle auction report
Ericson livestock auction report
Grain market close
Hay trade mixed
Hay trade slow
High Plains livestock auction summary
High Plains livestock auction summary
Joplin livestock auction summary
Joplin livestock auction summary
McAlester livestock market report
Most of state sees significant rainfall Arkansas
Most of the state receives some rain Texas
North Arkansas livestock auction report
OKC West livestock auction report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales report
Pratt livestock auction report
Salina livestock auction report
San Angelo livestock auction report
Scattered showers aid in fall planting Oklahoma
Some areas receive rain New Mexico
Springfield dairy heifer sale
Springfield dairy heifer sale
Texas Direct feeder cattle auction summary
Tulsa livestock auction summary
Tulsa livestock auction summary
West Plains livestock auction report
West Plains livestock auction report
Wheat, soybeans close higher
Widespread rainfall helps crops Missouri

RANGE

Management-intensive Grazing School set Oct. 22-24
Public Lands Council members set priorities for 2014

FAMILY

Changing old law could keep fish farmers out of hot water
Culinary creations by (and for) families
Grable's rustic exterior makes it appealing
Limiting sodium a good idea for most
Meditation
Seed saving and collecting demonstration set Oct. 5
Students encouraged to participate in Oklahoma Arbor Week poster contest

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