Agriculture News

Agribusiness Report: August 21

A citizens group is suing to stop new water rules. The Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement filed the lawsuit against the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. The group says some members should have abstained from Wednesday’s vote because they ...Read More

Agribusiness Report: August 20

The Panama Canal is celebrating 100 years since its construction. Work is underway to expand the canal so it can handle larger ships.

A child born in 2013 will cost a middle-income family a quarter of a million dollars to raise. Watc ...Read More

Citizens group sues to stop new state water rules

Citizens group sues to stop new state water rules

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A citizens group opposed to new rules approved Tuesday by the Iowa commission regulating water quality has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to stop implementation of the rules.

Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement A ...Read More

Agribusiness Report: August 19

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa-Some experts are worried the Kudzu plant, an invasive species, could harm soybean yields in years to come. Experts say it’s one of the major factors in soybean rust development, a disease that can kill the plant. Three of Iowa’s ...Read More

Agribusiness Report: August 18

People living near animal farm operations have to deal with the smell, but some technology could cut back on the odors. One researcher says it’s an added cost and hopes it won’t have to be added to too many situations.

Today’s crop progress ...Read More

Dubuque Family Adopts 5 Hens

Dubuque Family Adopts 5 Hens

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — The Olson family of Dubuque welcomed five new members last week — Gavin, Red, Little Darling, Shade and Copper.

They mostly stay outside and eat bugs, the Dubuque Telegraph Herald reported.

Less than two weeks afte ...Read More

Agribusiness Report for Thursday, August 14, 2014

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - American agriculture stands to gain significantly from the ongoing multi-lateral trans-Pacific partnership trade deal.

But the deal has come under fire for perceived secrecy since the U.S. joined the negotiating table in ...Read More

USDA Estimates Large Soybean Crop & Record Corn Crop

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — The USDA released the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Tuesday.

The report estimates a large soybean crop this year of 3.8 billion bushels, or about 45.4 bushels per acre.

Corn production is forecast ...Read More

Cargill settles EPA dispute in Iowa, Nebraska

Cargill settles EPA dispute in Iowa, Nebraska

EDDYVILLE (AP) — Cargill Inc. has agreed to pay more than $187,000 to settle allegations that it violated the Clean Water Act at large oil storage facilities in Iowa and Nebraska.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 7 says the ...Read More

Crop condition good despite varied rainfall

Crop condition good despite varied rainfall

CEDAR RAPIDS — Iowa’s corn and soybean crops are looking good despite wide variations of rainfall over the last week.

Some areas of Iowa had less than three days suitable for field work in the week that ended on Sunday, while others had more ...Read More

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