- What weather event happened the week before this article was written? How did it impact farmers?
- According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, currently the top five crops planted and harvested in Iowa are corn, soybeans, hay, oats and wheat. How does this list compare to the crops that were grown in Iowa when this article was written. How does it differ? How has land use changed in Iowa?
"The Crop Outlook," Ottumwa Tri-Weekly Courier, pp. 2, 30 June 1906. Courtesy of Library of Congress