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Agricultural Ascent: Summit Farms changes names, eyes expansion and aquaculture

Alden-based Summit Farms began as a 300-acre corn and soybean operation in Hardin County in 1990. The man in charge, Bruce Rastetter, grew up in […]

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Summit Agricultural Group: 25 Years of Farming Success and Leadership

Alden, Iowa-based agribusiness celebrates 25th Anniversary with new name, new look and new direction built on “Four Pillars of Success”
Twenty-five years ago, Summit Farms began […]

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Agriculture: More than food for thought in 2016 presidential race

Something took place recently in presidential politics that might be as hard to believe as it is to explain. For the first time in the […]

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First impressions from the Iowa Ag Summit

For most of America, the name Bruce Rastetter would draw a blank.

Mention the name of the latest candidate on “The Bachelor,” Chris Soules, and you’d […]

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Summit prologue

Today we will start off with what will be the prologue to comments on the 2015 Iowa Ag Summit held March 6 in Des Moines. […]

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Potential GOP Presidential Candidates Talk Ag in Iowa

Spring doesn’t officially arrive for one more week, but hibernating bears were awakened Friday, when a sharp decline in oil prices fueled a selloff on […]

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Iowa Agriculture Summit

West Des Moines, IA – Iowa entrepreneur and philanthropist Bruce Rastetter today announced the first-ever Iowa Agriculture Summit, providing a unique forum for potential and […]

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When This Man Calls, Republicans Come Running

February 12, 2015 Nearly all of the GOP’s top presidential prospects will flock to the Iowa State Fairgrounds in March at the request of one […]

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Iowa State University Announces Winners in Agricultural Business Plan Competition

Competition Winners: Back – Aaron Sebesta, Colorado State University. Middle (L to R) – Eric Byington, Colorado State University; Peter LaMair, Iowa State University. Front […]

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