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Provisions in the $2 trillion package earmark nearly $25 billion for agriculture to counter the effects of the pandemic.
Farmers can start applying for license to grow hemp beginning April 1.
Participants will learn about how budgets are different than whole farm financial records and how market outlets can drastically change profitability. Date: Thursday, April 9, 2020, Time: 1:00 pm
Due to the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, the Des Moines Downtown Farmers' Market is postponing its opening day that was scheduled for Saturday, May 2.
“Small things count,” read a headline in the tiny, insistent pamphlet published by the National War Garden Commission in 1919. The pitch made gardening a civic duty. And though the illustrations were cute, the text was urgent: “Prevention of widespread starvation is the peacetime obligation of the United States. … The War Garden of 1918 must become the Victory Garden of 1919.”
Farmers can start applying for a license to grow hemp on April 1. Detailed instructions on how to apply for a hemp license are available at iowaagriculture.gov/hemp.
Local and regional agriculture and food markets stand to lose up to $688.7 million in sales through May because of the shutdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to analysts familiar with the sector.
Emily Coll will lead an interactive session where she will discuss the why's and how's of enterprise budgets and go through a few budgets already completed.
Emily Coll (Farm, Food and Enterprise Development Program Coordinator from ISU Extension and Outreach) will lead an interactive session where she will discuss the why's and how's of enterprise budgets and go through a few budgets already completed. Participants will learn about how budgets are different than whole farm financial records and how market outlets can drastically change profitability.
Iowa is one step closer to having the honey bee as the official state insect.