Iowa Farm Science: Volume 14, Issue 5
Hog producers in Iowa have used the one-litter and two-litter systems for years. Producers now are successfully using four-, five- and six-litter systems. Which of these will work best for you? How can you decide? This article, coupled with your own experience, can help you.
The use of land contracts in buying and selling farms is increasing in Iowa. The contract is basically different from the traditional deed and mortgage, and advantages and disadvantages should be weighed carefully.
This monthly section presents brief reports on the progress, results and applications of farm and home research currently being conducted by your agricultural and home economics experiment station at Iowa State.
Here are some things to think about when you glance at the total on the supermarket cash register or adding tape. Foods costs haven't gone up as much as we're prone to think. And your "grocery" bill isn't all for food.
In addition to being of general interest, ownership of farm land affects its use and the distribution of income from it. Changes are occurring in the ownership picture, but it's mainly Iowans who own Iowa 's farms.