Celebrating Agriculture in Eastern Iowa

Celebrating Agriculture in Eastern Iowa

The vital role all involved in eastern Iowa agriculture play in regard to creating an affordable, safe and reliable food supply and driving local economies on display recently at the Jones County Beef Banquet. Each year for the past 85 years, the Eastern Iowa...
Making necessary farming changes

Making necessary farming changes

Focusing on sustainability practices as the pillar of a farming operation.  That may mean a dramatic change for yours and it requires a daily focus on how to improve: “Working ag retail actually really brought me onto the sustainability journey that I’ve been...
What’s real in regard to Iowa Land Values?

What’s real in regard to Iowa Land Values?

Some eye popping sale prices for land in the State of Iowa, no question about that, including a record set above $30,000.  Yet what’s the average and how does that impacts most of us in a more realistic situation?  Great question, so I asked it of Fallon Savage with...
A bright spot for 2023 Iowa farm incomes

A bright spot for 2023 Iowa farm incomes

Finding some optimism on 2023 farm incomes as USDA has revised upwards their most recent estimates.  Danny Munch, an economist with the American Farm Bureau, says the picture is a little brighter than the August predictions: “In the August reports, USDA forecasted...