Near Amana Colonies, Iowa
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.