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Study Shows Iowa Farm Incomes Strong Despite Economic Downturn

January 20, 2017, 11:30 am | David Peters

It’s no secret that the farm economy has faced a downturn since its peak in 2012. But how has the downturn affected farmers, specifically related to their farm income and levels of farm debt? A new study by David Peters, associate professor and extension rural sociologist with Iowa State University, aims to directly answer those questions.

ISU Extension and Outreach Financial Education Can Help Iowans Dealing with ALICE

July 18, 2016, 9:30 am | Mary M. Weinand, Laura Sternweis

Although they may not have heard about ALICE, nearly a third of Iowans every day are living what she represents: Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. ISU Extension and Outreach can provide information and education to help Iowans evaluate alternatives when they’re faced with difficult financial choices.