Farmers may harvest nearly 14 billion bushels of corn this year – that’s a record and 29% more than last year. However, as a result corn prices have dropped to their lowest since 2010.
Today on River To River, we explore this topic and much more! We travel to the Iowa State Fair, talk weather and corn price predictions, find out what a digitized cemetery is, and explore a new law cracking down on Iowans who register RVs in Montana to avoid paying the 5 percent Iowa registration fee and annual registration fees.
There’s only one chance for a first impression and many Iowa small towns have developed their own slogan to set them apart from the rest. Charity talks with Kyle Munson, a columnist with the Des Moines Register, and his recent search for the most favored town slogan in the state along with former “Iowa Boy” columnist, Chuck Offenburger. Jeremy Minnier, 18-year-old mayor of Aredale shares the story behind his town’s slogan.
Mike Draper, owner of the Raygun clothing store, also joins the conversation offering unofficial slogans his company has made into t-shirts.