ISU Extension

New Chamber Director
2:55 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Oltmans Brings Fresh Perspective to Keokuk

Shelly Oltmans is the new Executive Director of the Keokuk Area Chamber of Commerce.
Credit ISU Extension & Outreach

The new head of the Keokuk Area Chamber of Commerce believes being an outsider will help her better do her job.

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Wet, Marginal Acres may go back into CRP
3:16 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Rain May Drive Farmland Back to CRP

Rain has corn planting behind schedule.

Farmers faced not being able to get their corn in on time have several options. They may switch acres from corn to soybeans or they may use “prevented planting “ insurance.

Though some farmers may go with a different option.

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Lower Yield Anticipated
8:31 pm
Sat June 1, 2013

Excessive Rain Hurting Corn Crop

It could be a while before southeast Iowa's corn crop looks like this.

The extremely wet spring southeast Iowa is experiencing could hurt local corn production.

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Smaller Increase Than Rest of State
12:58 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Farm Rent Up In SE Iowa

Farm Rents ups 55 dollars an acre for Southeast Iowa.

The cost to rent farmland in southeast Iowa has increased substantially in the last five years.  The increases have been even higher statewide.

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Women and Hispanic farmers may receive payments
3:24 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Deadline Looms for USDA Discrimination Claims


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.

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