Iowa Farm Science: Volume 15, Issue 2
Most of the current concern about the possibilities of highly specialized, contract farming or so-called vertical integration can be summed up into three major questions. Here's how the situation looks so far.
A year ago, we outlined the possibilities and the advantages and disadvantages of incorporating family farms in Iowa. This article reports some additional findings of a study of existing farm corporations in the state.
Research results again and again have pointed to the increased returns possible through better forage management. This article outlines some of the practices to make your success with forage crops more certain .
If you plan to farm, the fact that the number of farms is decreasing tells only part of the story. In many ways, the larger units resulting offer increased challenge, responsibility and opportunity for those who will farm.