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HUXLEY — A new generation of plant-friendly microscopic bacteria and fungi is increasing crop yields as much as 10 percent in test plots, according to Monsanto and Novozymes executives speaking last week at a BioAg Alliance Media Day.
“This ...Read More
LAUREL, Iowa — Iowa regulators are investigating a hog manure spill in Jasper County, south of Laurel.
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says a farmer had called on Wednesday after spotting dead fish and crawdads in a tributary of All ...Read More
ALBIA, Iowa — Officials say they have more renovations planned for a 137-acre lake in southern Iowa.
The state Department of Natural Resources says Lake Miami, north of Albia, has been renovated and restocked with fish since a project began ...Read More
DES MOINES — An alliance has been formed to help farmers adopt practices to reduce the level of nutrients flowing into Iowa waterways.
A voluntary Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy to reduce nitrate and phosphorous “loads” was approved last y ...Read More
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is returning to Iowa to announce federal grants designed to encourage development of new value-added farm products and to discuss other rural development funding programs....Read More
CEDAR RAPIDS – Dan and Debbie Takes have been kicking around a dream of processing all the milk they produce on their rural Ely farm for several years.
This week, that dream got a kick start in the form of a matching grant from the USDA to h ...Read More
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Ensuring Iowa’s water stays clean is a hot-button issue. Iowa’s Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey said rehabilitating the state’s water will take awhile.
With the harvest nearly here in Iowa, an analyst with See ...Read More
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
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
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
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