The new head of the Keokuk Area Chamber of Commerce believes being an outsider will help her better do her job.
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.
The extremely wet spring southeast Iowa is experiencing could hurt local corn production.
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.