In my mind, beyond the legitimate health concerns, the biggest impact to our way of life may be rooted in the word “confidence”. Is it now safe to go to the store for groceries and supplies? Can kids and staff safely return to schools? When will worship at local churches return to some semblance of normal? Is now the time to buy into the stock market? Should I buy a farm? It all runs on confidence!
Landowners across Iowa (and the Midwest) are busy making final arrangements for the upcoming growing season. And while there may still be snow outside your window, the green grass and smells of spring air aren’t too far off! As we were entering the new year, there was major news coming through on the pending passage of the USMCA agreement.
Think back 10 years and consider what you were doing a decade ago. Or, pause to consider what you’ll be doing a decade from now. There are all kinds of terrific possibilities! It makes me wonder what Iowa farmland will be worth a decade from now!?!
Prairie strips are a farmland conservations practice that delivers disproportionate soil, water and nutrient benefits while also increasing wildlife habitat.