The cost to rent farmland in southeast Iowa has increased substantially in the last five years. The increases have been even higher statewide.
Women and Hispanic farmers who believe that were discriminated against by the USDA have one month left to file a claim with the federal government.
Women and Hispanic farmers who believe they were denied USDA farm service loans have until march 25th to file claims.
During last summer’s drought it was difficult for farmers to get accurate data on how dry the soil was. An Iowa State University project that’s been in the works for several years, will change that.
The rainfall from Hurricane Isaac is both good and bad news for southeast Iowa farmers.