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  • Friday, April 17, 2015 10:46 AM
    U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development has $10 million available for loans for Iowans to purchase or refinance homes in rural Iowa through its Direct Home Loan Program. 

  • Thursday, April 16, 2015 10:48 AM
    A little green beetle capable of wiping out ash trees has been confirmed in southeastern Dallas County. 

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Friday, April 10, 2015 3:16 PM
    For years, the nonprofit Iowa Environmental Council and other members of the Mississippi River Collaborative (MRC) have asked federal courts to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to set limits for nitrogen and phosphorus, two ingredients of crop fertilizers that are a main cause of a seasonal "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico.   

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Thursday, April 09, 2015 2:58 PM
    Pheasant hunting is one of Iowa's biggest economic drivers among outdoor pursuits. 

  • Thursday, April 09, 2015 11:15 AM
    Bill McKibben, an author and environmental activist who has written extensively about climate change, will speak at Grinnell College's commencement exercises May 18. 

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Tuesday, April 07, 2015 3:17 PM
    Removing corn residue from fields can have a big impact on soil and water quality, according to new research from an Iowa State University agronomist. 

  • Friday, April 03, 2015 3:33 PM
    Ag Ventures Alliance Cooperative of Mason City and Cellulose Sciences International of Madison, Wis., announced that they have completed a financing agreement resulting in the formation of a new joint venture, Stover Ventures LLC.  

  • Wednesday, April 01, 2015 11:27 AM
    A two-year-old state tax credit intended to encourage produce growers to supply food banks and pantries was underutilized in the 2014 tax year, according to a release from Drake University. 

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015 3:02 PM
    Concerned about rising carbon dioxide emissions and their effect on the environment?  

  • Deflated Budget
    BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, March 27, 2015 6:00 AM

    The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is facing a serious cash shortage in its air quality permit program.

     

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Thursday, March 19, 2015 2:39 PM
    A report from the Iowa Department of Revenue is the second of the day to take note of a anemic farm economy. 

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Thursday, March 19, 2015 10:36 AM
    The Rural Mainstreet Index from Creighton University had bad news for March, starting with farm equipment sales so weak they set a record for futility. 

  • Tuesday, March 17, 2015 11:14 AM
    The Iowa Biotechnology Association's "Partnering for Growth" forum April 1 in Ankeny will feature Gov. Terry Branstad and representatives of Monsanto, Harrisvaccines and NewLink Genetics. 

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 11:10 AM

    No, it's not a St. Patrick's day joke, and has nothing to do with the actual color of the eggs. But, Iowa State University researchers played a key role in a recently completed comprehensive study of egg production systems intended to study ways to improve animal health and efficiency and to reduce environmental impact.

     

  • Monday, March 16, 2015 2:55 PM
    An AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps team from Vinton will work to improve the landscape at Whiterock Conservancy near Coon Rapids from March 11 through April 23.  


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