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- How large of an increase have you seen in your farmland property value this year
- OFBF examining CAUV formula
- From plan to policy
- ‘In it for the long run’
- Bill addresses concerns about state’s agritourism activities
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The Ebola crisis is the hot topic at this yearâ€™s World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium. And while many African leaders attended this yearâ€™s symposium, being held in downtown Des Moines, Sierra Leoneâ€™s president, Ernest Bai Koroma, chose to remain in his country to help oversee relief efforts. But Thursday morning, President Koroma addressed a large crowd over webcam.
The 2012 Census of Agriculture notes that nearly one million women are working Americaâ€™s lands. Thatâ€™s nearly a third of our nationâ€™s farmers. These women are generating $12.9 billion in annual agricultural sales.
Iowa, the quintessence of heartland America, is undergoing an economic transformation that is challenging its rural character â€” and, inevitably, its political order.
Long before he made his way to the podium at the Bioproducts World Showcase Oct. 7, in Columbus, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack was already in close conversation with most of the companies and researchers who attended the inaugural event.
USDA is announcing several of the steps it is taking to help farmers manage their herbicide resistant weed problems in a more holistic and sustainable way: