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Iowa fruit and vegetable industry generated more than $80 million in economic activity in 2015

Iowa fruit and vegetable industry generated more than $80 million in economic activity in 2015

by Leigh Adcock Communications Specialist In 2015, Iowa’s commercial fruit and vegetable industry generated $48 million in direct sales and an additional $32 million in value-added commerce, for a total of more than $80 million in economic activity statewide. This is one highlight from the 2015 Iowa commercial horticulture survey, conducted by the Local Foods… Read More

Designing and analyzing the statewide commercial horticulture survey

Designing and analyzing the statewide commercial horticulture survey

by Arlene Enderton Evaluator The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) recently released the results of the 2015 Iowa Commercial Horticulture Survey. I had the privilege of being a part of the team that designed the survey, analyzed the data and wrote the report. It was an exceptionally collaborative process, with IDALS, Iowa… Read More

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