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Agriculture

How emerging technologies and changing demographics will remake Iowa agriculture in the near and distant future. Plus conversations with lawmakers and balancing environmental needs.

Replay Live Stream: Iowa Ideas discussion on soil and water conservation

Watch a live stream replay comparing and contrasting different conservation methods, including opportunities, potential drawbacks and costs - with an ... READ MORE

Organic farmers sprouting up across Iowa

Organic farming is growing in Iowa almost as fast as the bane of chemical-free farmers - weeds.... READ MORE

Iowa agriculture in the global economy, explained in 7 charts

The impacts of agriculture in Iowa reach around the world. $1,176 million in corn alone was exported in 2016. ... READ MORE

Cedar Rapids, Storm Lake model how 'to treat all water'

Though Iowa's agriculture-related pollution gets most of the attention - as it should, with an estimated 90 percent of the state's nitrate pollution c... READ MORE

The changing face of Iowa's family farms

Family farms, the wellspring of many Iowans' values, have shrunk in number and gotten larger and more complex, but, with few exceptions, they are stil... READ MORE

Sioux City recap: Innovations and solutions for agriculture, energy and environment discussed

Exciting. Pioneering. Interconnected. But also challenged. Conflicted. And in transition.... READ MORE

Need for collaboration emphasized at agriculture symposium

More than a dozen farm sector representatives, with several from Hawkeye Community College and the Iowa Soybean Association, shared their perspectives... READ MORE

Can voluntary conservation efforts work?

With barely perceptible progress in Iowa's effort to reduce nutrient pollution in surface waters, the state's voluntary approach to private lands cons... READ MORE

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