Late autumn is a very important time for Iowa's agriculture. The. harvest is in and the next year's cropping decisions are being made. These decisions are made yearly, but with an eye to future planting decisions. Historically, these decisions have been based on market economics and the programs under past farm bills. With the looming probability of a new seven-year farm bill, the impact from each of the factors that goes into cropping decisions has changed in importance.
Elmore, Steven L. and Smith, Darnell B.
"What's Ahead for Iowa's Crops?,"
Iowa Ag Review: Vol. 2
, Article 2.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/iowaagreview/vol2/iss1/2