Lamenting the loss of Iowa’s midsized farms

In an editorial, The Des Moines Register lamented the decline of midsized farms, which it said are vital to local economies, small towns, and school districts all over rural Iowa. “In Iowa, about 16,200 farms are considered midsized (farming 800 to 1,000 acres and making gross cash income between $350,000 and $1 million). Of the state’s… » Read More

FERN’s Ag Insider gives you the reporting you need every day to navigate the difficult terrain of food and agriculture policy. Editor Chuck Abbott has been covering this beat for nearly three decades — few journalists have the connections in the halls of power and the understanding of the issues that Chuck does.

Executives and leaders across the political and corporate spectrum consider FERN's Ag Insider an essential read. Get the reporting you need every weekday. Subscribe now to get full access! Don’t miss out.

Features include:

  • • In-depth reporting and analysis
  • • A roundup of key reporting from a range of sources
  • • Articles tagged and viewable by subject
  • • A searchable archive of all Ag Insider reporting
  • • All this PLUS a newsletter summary in your email inbox every weekday morning.

As low as $6.60 / month
30-day free trial