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Iowa Updates: April 2021

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The challenges and the promise of Spring

Spring in Iowa seems to like sneaking in and out of the room when we’re not looking.  Veterans of several Iowa Aprils weren’t fooled by the early warmth, even if they were like me — beginning to feel hopeful that we wouldn’t have to worry about the poultry water freezing.  However, things will warm up again and those apple trees will soon be in bloom.

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Iowa Updates: December 2020

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Iowa is one of the states in which PAN does on-the-ground campaign work.  We send out regular updates on PAN and partners' work in Iowa and beyond — from pesticide-related science to opportunities to take action. If you'd like to receive these updates via email, sign up here.

As we approach the end of the current year and the beginning of a new one, I hope we are all able to engage in the process of renewal.

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I dream of a better USDA

The season of paperwork, repairs and planning starts at our farm during the weeks immediately following Thanksgiving. It is also the point when we have a little more time to interact with other farmers. This is our opportunity to talk about successes, failures and future plans with people who have the experience to appreciate what we do.

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I'm living a dicamba nightmare

Most farmers have a particular crop that they would identify as their favorite, and I enjoy growing sweet and bell peppers.  A healthy pepper plant shows glossy green leaves on a compact plant, making it relatively easy to cultivate and harvest.  I love the way they look, and it’s rewarding to fill harvest containers with mature fruit that will find homes with our customers.  In the winter months I dream of the neat rows of plants loaded with fruit.

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