February 17, 2016
“There are only ten minutes in the life of a pear when they are perfect to eat.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Nearly 100 people gathered at Perry-O and David Sliwa’s farm outside Decorah to learn about managing the soil in an orchard and the extensive varieties the Sliwa’s have tried over the years. The Sliwa’s […]
September 11, 2015
In 2013, Practical Farmers of Iowa started a yield data collection project for three reasons: 1. Iowa-specific production histories do not exist for most Iowa fruit and vegetable crops. 2. Lenders need more information to better assess the profit potential of these farms and the risk/benefit of lending to these farms. 3. Private and public insuring agencies […]
March 16, 2015
Learn the timelines to report and apply for insurance, and the recordkeeping and other requirements to gain crop loss protection.
November 5, 2013