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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
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
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, 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
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
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
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
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
DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa is known more for its corn than for its apples, but around a thousand acres are dedicated to orchards in the state. In 2013 more than seven million pounds of apples were picked in Iowa. That’s up from 2012 when only seven h ...Read More
DES MOINES, Iowa - Drones are giving farmers a look from the sky at their fields, but the gadgets still have some regulatory hoops to fly through. Right now, regulations say commercial use of unmanned aerial vehicles, like drones, are not legal. ...Read More