Successful Farming tells the story of Premium Standard Farms, which sought to modernize hog confinements in Iowa decades ago but was chased off to Missouri after working on a development near Ledges State Park.
Successful Farming reports that farms are turning to technology at a time when laborers can be hard to find. In the Corn Belt, that can mean bigger rigs with more automation — though some startups are working on smaller units that drive themselves. In California, Driscoll’s is developing robotics to pick strawberries — typically the job […]
Agriculture and its related industries pump $112.2 billion a year into Iowa’s economy — accounting for one-third of the dollars driving Iowa’s economy — and create one out of every five jobs in the state. Iowa farms grow more corn, raise more pigs and produce more eggs than any state in the nation. The state […]