The 2007 Census of Agriculture has been released and illustrates an increased interest statewide in locally grown fruits and vegetables. Not only do specialty crops grow the Iowa economy, but they allow farmers to diversify their production. The Census shows the diversity of Iowa agriculture and the wide range of foods farmers grow and produce in the state.
To learn more visit: http://www.iowaagriculture.gov/
The 2007 Census of Agriculture can be found at http://www.nass.usda.gov/ia