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KWWL Special Focuses on Iowa’s Family Farms

Topic: Investigative Reporting
Posted on 12/4/2019

Quincy’s dual NBC-CW affiliate KWWL Waterloo, IA, aired an hour-long special on November 21 focused on the challenges facing farmers. “Growing Forward: The Future of Farming in Iowa” special included a live panel discussion featuring Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig. The special examined the impact of the trade war, changes in technology, the uncertainties of weather and markets, and issues with what happens to the family farm if younger generations choose different careers. They also talked about managing the growing size of conventional farm, as farm sizes in the past few decades have grown from a few hundred acres to several thousand acres.

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