Yield and quality of several kinds of vegetables grown on plots in Iowa's Missouri River Valley were high, indicating great potential for commercial production of high-value crops. The availability of water; the light, fertile soils present in parts of the Valley and the reasonably long growing season make the Valley potentially an even greater food-producing area than it is presently. Commercial vegetable production in the Valley could be expected to increase farm income, stimulate the economy of local small towns, and reduce the migration of rural people to urban areas.
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Robbins, M. LeRon and Hildahl, Kermit J.
"Feasibility of Commercial Vegetable Production in Western Iowa as a Boost to Agricultural and Rural Development,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science: Vol. 79:
, Article 4.
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