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Survey Shows Iowa Farmers Increasing Nutrient Loss Reduction Practices

April 26, 2017, 2:48 pm | J. Gordon Arbuckle Jr., Grant Wall

The 2016 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll examined trends in farming practices and strategies since 2013, the year that the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy was started. The results indicate that farmers are increasing their use of recommended practices and decreasing use of some practices that are not recommended. Read more about Survey Shows Iowa Farmers Increasing Nutrient Loss Reduction Practices

Herbicide Resistant Weed Concerns Shown in Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll

February 8, 2018, 11:13 am | J. Gordon Arbuckle Jr., Grant Wall

The 2017 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll surveyed Iowa farmers to ask them if they have herbicide resistant weeds in their fields, to learn about perspectives on the manageability of major weeds, and to measure their level of concern about herbicide resistance. Read more about Herbicide Resistant Weed Concerns Shown in Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll

Farmers Surveyed on Efforts to Stop Monarch Butterfly Decline

May 10, 2017, 11:59 am |

The 2016 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll examined ways farmers might help reverse the decline in North America's monarch butterfly population through habitat restoration. The survey’s questions examined farmer awareness, concern and willingness to support monarch habitat improvement. Read more about Farmers Surveyed on Efforts to Stop Monarch Butterfly Decline

Farm Poll Examines Where, How Farmers Get Their Information

February 26, 2013, 4:35 pm | J. Gordon Arbuckle Jr., Laura Sternweis

Iowa farmers rely primarily on agribusinesses, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and state agencies for their information needs, according to the 2012 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll. Read more about Farm Poll Examines Where, How Farmers Get Their Information