Amana Colonies, Iowa

 
 

Near Amana Colonies, Iowa

Iowa grows more than a billion bushels of corn each year as the leading corn- producing state. Much is used to feed the 20 million hogs raised here annually. These gold, green and brown cropbands created by the farmer's powerful plows, disks, drills and combines resemble painter Grant Wood's American work of his home state. Nearby Amana colonies, established 150 years ago by religious refugees, are still operating successfully.

 
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