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Agriculture on the rise in Iowa, says USDA

Author: Kristy

USDA report shows Iowa’s ag production on the rise

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2012 U.S. Census of Agriculture showed that agriculture was on the rise in Iowa. Shown here are farm lands in rural Jasper County.

Ty Rushing, Newton Daily News | March 18, 2014

In February, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released the 2012 U.S. Census of Agriculture, and the report showed Iowa remains one of the nation’s top ag producing states.

While this news should come as no surprise to Iowans, it has to be a welcome sight to many of the state’s farmers.

Iowa farmers have faced a number of obstacles since the 2007 report — legislative hang-up with the Farm Bill, drought, yo-yoing commodity prices, shrinking numbers in farm land and number of farms — but Iowa moved up in rank…  READ MORE

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