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IOWA IDEAS 2019
OCTOBER 3-4 CEDAR RAPIDS

To provide a nonpartisan, statewide learning experience

designed to explore the key questions and big ideas that will shape the future of Iowa.

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The elephants in the room: Iowa’s water quality problem

Iowans' Ideas: Guest columns featuring the views of different Iowans in each edition of Iowa Ideas magazine. ...

Backyard beekeeping is on the rise in Iowa

The number of apiaries - collections of honeybee hives often found in amateurs' backyards - in Iowa has steadily increased ov...

Why rural Iowa needs empowering

Editor's note: Iowans' Ideas is a guest column featuring the views of different Iowans in each edition of The Gazette's Iowa ...

For Iowa farmers, profiting from cover crops may unlock potential

Iowa nearly doubled its acres of cover crops between 2015 and 2017, but the share of farmland with the offseason crops that r...

The pros and cons of water quality strategies in Iowa

The Iowa Legislature last year passed a bill providing more than $270 million over 12 years to reduce nitrate and phosphorus ...

Opportunities for rural Iowa: Time to decentralize

Agriculture still is the backbone of rural Iowa. With more than $30 billion in agricultural sales, agriculture provides the f...

Farmland, funding and political will

On a sunny, breezy morning on his farm in October, the fields on Richard Sloan's farm are covered in cut cornstalks and lefto...

Iowa farmers tighten belts amid trade and tariff uncertainty

CEDAR RAPIDS - Most Iowa farmers are weathering the economic hit brought on by international trade and tariff wars, but crop ...

USDA is putting money into developing new markets

Agricultural groups from Iowa and other states plan to ramp up trips to find new export markets in the midst of disputes with...

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