Farmer Perspectives on 4R Plus, Cover Crops, and Soil Health – Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll
This report focuses largely on Iowa farmers’ perspectives regarding a major nutrient management effort called the 4R Plus initiative, a science-based framework designed to guide improved nutrient management among farmers. The initiative is promoted by a coalition of more than 50 public and private agricultural stakeholders and conservation NGOs.
Farmer Perspectives on Iowa’s Nutrient Reduction Strategy
This year’s survey contained questions about community vitality, the impacts of COVID-19, renewable energy, carbon markets, perspectives on the Iowa Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund, and use of various media for information and entertainment.
Farmer Perspectives on Pesticide Resistance
Survey results for the 2014 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll concern farmers’ perceptions on pesticide resistance. Questions focused on farmer experience with resistant weeds and rootworms, concern about resistance, use of various resistance management practices, and the perceived effectiveness of those practices.
Iowa Farmers’ Nitrogen Management Practices and Perspectives
The 2012 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll asked farmers about their nitrogen management practices and perspectives. Their responses, detailed in this report, can guide efforts to reduce nutrient loss.
The Role of Farm Families in Local Community Philanthropy
This publication provides a summary of Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll research results on the role of farm families in local community philanthropy.
Attitudes Toward Cover Crops in Iowa: Benefits and Barriers
Learn how research on cover crops as a means toward maintaining and increasing soil productivity, also reduce agriculture’s environmental impacts.
Based on data from the Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll 2010 Summary Report.
Farmers’ Views on Conservation Funding and Iowa’s Water and Land Legacy Amendment
As a supplement to the annual farm and rural life poll, this survey looks specifically at a proposed amendment to the Iowa Constitution which would create a dedicated fund called the Iowa Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund.
Rented Land in Iowa: Social and Environmental Dimensions
Decisions regarding who has access to that land and how it is farmed can influence the social and environmental outcomes of family farming.
See what the Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll discovered about rented land in Iowa. Recommendations are suggested to ensure that non-operator landownership is either neutral or beneficial to farm operators, farmland owners, rural communities, and the land itself.
Iowa Farmer’s View on the Bioeconomy
This report on the views of Iowa farmers on the bioeconomy is one of three supplemental publications that expand on the data collected in the 2007 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll.
Grain Storage and Transportation
This report on grain transportation and storage in Iowa is one of three supplemental publications that expand on the data collected in the 2007 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll.
This report on the nature of farm businesses in Iowa is one of three supplemental publications that expand on the data collected in the 2007 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll.
Quality of Life
Results of the 2004 farm and rural life poll regarding quality of life.
Iowa Farmers’ Opinions about Water
A Look at Iowa Farm-Reared Children
Iowa Farmers’ Evaluation of Community Services
Educational, Occupational and Residential Patterns of Iowa Farm-Reared Youth