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Woodland Assessment Worksheet
Iowa’s woodlands provide landowners and society with a diverse range of critical ecosystem goods and services. Quickly evaluate your woodland areas so you can make informed decisions about your woodland resources and have effective conversations with professional foresters.
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Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa - 2024
This publication estimates the cost of crop production in Iowa for 2024. Estimates for corn following corn, corn following soybeans, corn silage following corn, herbicide tolerant soybeans following corn, strip tillage corn and soybeans, non-herbicide tolerant soybeans following corn, low-till corn and soybeans, oats and hay production, alfalfa, grass pastures, and machinery costs are all included.
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A Closer Look: Stream Delivery of Nitrogen and Phosphorus
The Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy addresses the delivery of nutrients to Iowa’s water bodies by point sources and nonpoint sources. This publication visually illustrates the relative stream delivery of nitrogen and phosphorus from different sources across the landscape, both point sources and nonpoint sources, with arrows sized proportionally.
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A Closer Look: Beavers as Superheroes of Water Quality
Beavers offer a host of ecosystem benefits, including improved water quality, increased water storage, and added habitat for other wildlife. This publication explores best management practices for the rural landscape—identifying ways to work with beavers, not against them.
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Getting Started in Agritourism Checklist
This checklist guides agritourism business owners through best management practices when hosting on-farm visitors.
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Iowa Agritourism Business Start-up and Licensing Guide
This checklist guides business owners through licensing needs and resources related to operating an agritourism business in Iowa.
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Deductible Livestock Costs for Adjusting 2023 Income Tax Returns
Estimated deductible costs of production for use in adjusting farm expenses to exclude the cost of producing home-consumed farm produce.

The costs include all cash costs, depreciation, and deductible production costs of homeraised feed. No charge is made for the farm operator’s labor. If hired labor or purchased grain and roughages are used to produce these products, or if high interest costs are incurred, the costs should be increased accordingly. In arriving at production costs, it was assumed that the young animals were raised and fed.
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2023 Iowa Land Value Survey
This annual survey includes information on the average value of an acre of farmland in Iowa by county and how the current year's numbers compare to years past.

Additional information can be found on the Land Value Survey web-portal: https://www.card.iastate.edu/farmland/ which offers visualization tools such as charts and interactive county maps, as well as links to surveys from prior years.
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Evaluation of Soybean Varieties Resistant to Soybean Cyst Nematode in Iowa - 2023
Use of resistant soybean varieties is a very effective strategy for managing soybean cyst nematode (SCN). Numerous SCN-resistant soybean varieties are available for Iowa soybean growers. This report provides details by Iowa State University personnel who evaluate varieties each year.
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Estate and Succession Planning for the Farm
Estate and Succession Planning for the Farm is primarily designed as an educational resource for farmers and ranchers developing estate and succession plans. The workbook provides thorough discussions on the topics of property ownership, wills and trusts, estate and gift tax, income tax planning, business entity planning, and more. This workbook is designed to educate and answer questions that may arise during the planning process. It is intended to complement, not replace, advice from legal and tax experts.

Replaces the previously available Estate Planning (PM 993). PM 0993
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Growing, Harvesting, and Preserving Herbs
Herbs are plants valued for their flavor, fragrance, and medicinal uses. They require little space and care. Learn about herb planting location, propagation, care, harvesting, drying, storage, and preservation methods. Growing information for more than 20 species is included.

Previously known as PM 1239 - Growing and Drying Herbs
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Gardening in Iowa Zones
Zone maps are a gardener’s best tool for selecting plants that will do well in local gardens. This publication includes information about and how to use the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map and the AHS Plant Heat Zone Map.

Previously known as RG 215. RG 0215
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Rural Iowa at a Glance, Population Trends (2023 Edition)
Publication summarizes current demographic and population trends for Iowa’s metro, micropolitan, and rural areas. Easy to understand charts show trends between 2012 to 2022. Purpose is to quickly inform policymakers and the public about key issues facing Iowa. Indicators include: population, births and deaths, migration, age structure, and race and ethnicity.
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Rural Iowa at a Glance, Economic Trends (2023 Edition)
Publication summarizes current employment and income trends for Iowa’s metro, micropolitan, and rural areas. Easy to understand charts show trends between 2012 to 2022. Purpose is to quickly inform policymakers and the public about key issues facing Iowa. Indicators include: household income, poverty, labor force participation, unemployment, jobs, self-employed businesses, farm businesses, jobs by industry, earnings, earnings by industry, and gross domestic product by industry.
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Rural Iowa at a Glance, Farm Trends (2023 Edition)
Summarizing current farm trends by farm size class and farm production specialty this publication also contains easy to understand charts showing trends between 2012 to 2022. Using this data, policymakers and the public can be quickly informed about key issues facing Iowa.

Indicators include: number of farms, farmland acres, agricultural production value, net farm income, household income for farm families including off-farm sources, debt to asset ratios, and debt repayment capacity utilization rates.
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2023 Summary Report - Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll
The Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll is an annual survey of Iowa farmers. The survey project collects and disseminates information on issues of importance to farmers and agricultural stakeholders across Iowa and the Midwest.
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A Closer Look: Iowa Farmland Ownership and Water Quality
Land management and conservation practices utilized by farmers and landowners play a key role in improving water quality by reducing loss of nutrients to waterways. This publication explores who owns Iowa’s farmland and who influences land management decisions.
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Iowa Crop Performance Tests - Soybean 2023
Results of soybean yield trials that are conducted annually by ISU and the Iowa Crop Improvement Association. Provides information farmers need to select the best varieties or brands for their production conditions.

Available from the Iowa Crop Improvement Association.
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Iowa Crop Performance Tests - Corn 2023
The Iowa Crop Performance Tests for corn is conducted each year to help farmers select the best hybrids for their production conditions.

Available from the Iowa Crop Improvement Association.
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2024 Herbicide Guide: Iowa Corn and Soybean Production
The 2024 WC94 provides useful information for the selection of herbicides to be used for weed management in soybeans, corn and pasture grown in Iowa. Herbicide injury symptoms that may occur on crops are described as well as timely discussions about evolved herbicide resistance in Iowa, issues with invasive weeds and the potential for herbicide carryover.
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Ensuring Food Safety in the Vineyard: Table Grapes
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) focuses on the reduction and prevention of food safety risks.

This publication highlights the FSMA Produce Safety Rule and how those regulations relate to growing table grapes by focusing on worker training; pre-harvest, harvest, and post-harvest activities; records; and visitors and u-pick customers.
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What is anaerobic digestion?
Anaerobic digestion is the natural breakdown of organic matter by microbial life in the absence of oxygen. Usable products – biogas, digestate, and soil amendments – are formed.
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Farmers’ Attitudes and Behaviors Related to Weed and Herbicide Resistance Management
The 2022 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll (IFRLP) surveyed farmers about their attitudes and behaviors related to weed and herbicide resistance management. This topic was included due to rising concern from agricultural stakeholders regarding a growing body of research documenting increased numbers of weeds that have evolved resistance to one or more classes of herbicide. This report summarizes the findings to help inform strategies to tackle resistance effectively.
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Sow Management Considerations with California Proposition 12
Decisions around sow barn remodeling, reducing sow herd inventory, and adjusting gilt flow are some of the challenges U.S. pork producers face as they explore options to make farms compliant with California’s Proposition 12 requirements. This publication provides considerations for producers who plan to transition their production to Proposition 12 housing, including how existing management practices may change.
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A Closer Look: What Drives Conservation Decisions in Iowa?
Iowa’s fertile soil has helped the state become a global agricultural leader. Primary decision-drivers of what conservation practices to implement and where include finances, regulation, and a commitment to conservation.
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Lease Supplement for Investing in Improvements on a Rented Farm
The purpose of this lease supplement is to encourage cooperation between tenants and landowners who wish to obtain needed improvements, facilities, and buildings on a rented farm. Often rented farms are in need of additional buildings, facilities, major repairs, or soil improvements. Many of the additions and improvements that are needed on a rented farm will not be made unless the tenant pays for part or all of the cost. But tenants are not likely to make important contributions toward farm improvements unless they are sure of repayment for any unexhausted value of their investments in case they have to discontinue farming the property.
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Financial Performance Measures for Iowa Farms
These measures can help farmers assess the profitability, debt capacity, and financial risk currently faced by their businesses. The measures presented in this publication are based on guidelines of the Farm Financial Standards Council, ffsc.org/, and are used by most agricultural lenders and farm accountants.
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A Closer Look: Harmful Algal Blooms
While algae are naturally occurring, excessive growth leads to challenges with water quality. Algae reproduce rapidly, or “bloom,” in conditions with warm, slow-moving water rich in nutrients, especially phosphorus. Some algal blooms release harmful toxins that can have significant public health impacts.
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2024 Garden Calendar - Tree Care
Trees bring many benefits to home landscapes: lowering energy bills by providing shade or blocking winter winds, offering fruit for people and wildlife, and demonstrating beauty with attractive bark, seasonal flowers, or foliage throughout the seasons. With careful maintenance trees can be enjoyed for many years.

This calendar provides tips on properly caring for trees so that they may last a lifetime or more in your landscape.
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Corn and Soybean Field Guide
This 236-page pocket-sized guide (3-3/4" x 6") combines corn and soybean integrated pest management information in one publication for ease of use by corn and soybean farmers, agronomists, and crop scouts.

Newly updated text and images provide the tools for identifying insects, diseases, and disorders of corn and soybean in the Midwest. The guide also contains information on developmental stages, pesticide decisions, and other production-related topics. This publication is constructed of durable, weather-safe materials to withstand regular use in the field.

Looking to purchase multiple copies? The guide is also sold in boxed quantities of 25 at a reduced price ($13/copy).
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Corn and Soybean Field Guide (Unit=25)
This 236-page pocket-sized guide (3-3/4" x 6") combines corn and soybean integrated pest management information in one publication for ease of use by corn and soybean farmers, agronomists, and crop scouts.

Newly updated text and images provide the tools for identifying insects, diseases, and disorders of corn and soybean in the Midwest. The guide also contains information on developmental stages, pesticide decisions, and other production-related topics. This publication is constructed of durable, weather-safe materials to withstand regular use in the field.

Sold as a box of 25 copies ($13/copy) 

A digital version of the guide is available; see the single copy listing.
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Evaluating and Purchasing Hay for Horses
This publication offers valuable tips and research for safely evaluating, purchasing, and storing hay for horses.
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