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Growing alternative crops in Iowa can bring risks and rewards

Many Iowa farmers are seeking alternatives to just corn and soybeans as a way to reduce risk, replenish the soil and improve ...

Art meets agriculture in program that invites artists to live on Iowa farms

How do you get people without a connection to agriculture to pay attention to issues affecting farmers and rural America?...

Drones for farming? High-tech gadgets could save farmers money and time in tough economy

AINSWORTH - More than 100 farmers and agricultural retailers from Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Ca...

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Iowa biofuel industry applauds Trump for renewable fuel deal

CEDAR RAPIDS - Iowa biofuels industry officials Friday hailed as positive a Trump administration commitment to restore renewa...

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Former Gov. Vilsack challenges Iowans to create a zero-emission farming future

CEDAR RAPIDS - Former Iowa governor and U.S. agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack is challenging Iowans to commit to creating a ...

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...

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