The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology and the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association have partnered on a new paper, Economic Impacts of COVID-19 on Food and Agricultural Markets. The publication contains insights from 29 experts, including Lee Schulz, economics, and is now available for download.
With color photos and descriptive characteristics, this new publication from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach guides mushroom foragers.
Recent hot temperatures brings the reminder to prepare for some heat stress events in cattle this summer.
The Integrated Pest Management team has published three new videos on common tree diseases in Iowa.
Looking to understand agroforestry topics you may have heard about? A Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) grant helped develop these fact sheets.
A new fact sheet series is available to help specialty crop growers prepare for and respond to possible dicamba and 2,4-D drift. The series provides detailed information on documenting and reacting to drift incidents, preventing and preparing for possible drift damage, and presents an overview of dicamba and 2,4-D drift issues.
Supply chain challenges from COVID-19 have generated additional interest from consumers in purchasing meat directly from producers and a realization that capacity for small-scale meat processing in Iowa is limited.
We've rounded up some COVID-19 related resources of note.
Organic producers see an increase in demand for local sales.
Regardless of the history, the recent closure of a number of large-scale meat processing facilities and the subsequent backlog of market-ready livestock caused virtually an immediate spike in the demand for locally processed beef.