Job growth in the retail and service sector has not matched the wages of manufacturing and other middle-skill level jobs lost over the past decade in Iowa. The difference has contributed to a growing disparity between low and high income households...More
With nearly 60 percent of Iowa farmers over the age of 55, discussion of farm succession is common.
The 2014 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll survey sought to answer a number of common questions about farm succession.
The questions were developed by J. Gordon Arbuckle, a sociologist with Iowa State University, in collaboration with staff from ISU’s Beginning Farmer Center, according to a news release. More