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Iowa's two National Park Service sites generated $11 million in spending
Monday, March 03, 2014 4:03 PM
The National Park Service said that 207,352 people visited its two sites in Iowa in 2012, spending $11.5 million in area economies and supporting 176 jobs.
DM Register: Six Pioneer vice presidents are out
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 11:14 AM
that DuPont Pioneer has confirmed that it made staffing changes at its Johnston headquarters.
Choice Genetics files to reorganize its finances
Thursday, February 13, 2014 3:29 PM
Choice Genetics USA, a West Des Moines firm that specializes in swine genetics, has filed to reorganize its finances under federal bankruptcy law.
Farmland values dropped, farm credit worsened last last year
Thursday, February 13, 2014 3:27 PM
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago said today that growth in Midwest farmland values is slowing, with the average price increasing 5 percent last year, the smallest gain since 2009 and the second-lowest gain of the past decade.
Hog-killing virus leading to higher market prices
Thursday, February 06, 2014 4:04 PM
A virus is killing piglets before they make it to market, reducing the supply of pork for this year and driving up prices.
Ames is designated to measure climate change's effect on agriculture
Wednesday, February 05, 2014 11:23 AM
Strong ag sector earnings double DuPont's profit
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 11:07 AM
Rural Mainstreet Index falls on declining farmland prices
Friday, January 17, 2014 3:06 PM
The Goss Rural Mainstreet Index fell to 50.8 in January from December's much healthier reading of 56.1.
Sieker, managing partner of agriculture consultant, passed away this week
Friday, January 17, 2014 3:05 PM
Blake Sieker, managing partner at Context Network LLC, passed away unexpectedly Jan. 14 at his home in Castle Pines Village, Colo., the West Des Moines-based agribusiness management consulting firm said.
Price and taste drive consumers buying meat, poultry and dairy
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 10:51 AM
Nearly 8 in 10 Iowa grocery shoppers cited price and taste as among the most important factors to them when buying meat, poultry and dairy products, according to the
Iowa Farm Bureau Food and Farm Index
Largest pork trade show in Des Moines this month
Monday, December 30, 2013 11:23 AM
The Iowa Pork Producers Association will hold its 2014 Iowa Pork Congress Jan. 22 and 23 at the Iowa Events Center.
Goss Rural Mainstreet Index up despite farm price index decrease
Friday, December 20, 2013 3:51 PM
The Goss Rural Mainstreet Index yesterday rose to 56.1 in December, up from November's reading of 54.3. A reading of 50 represents growth-neutral.
ISU research team receives grant to probe farm fields
Thursday, December 19, 2013 11:45 AM
An Iowa State University research team has received a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to continue its work developing transceivers and sensors designed to collect and send data about soil moisture, temperature and nutrient content in farm fields.
Peiffer wins USDA Secretary's Honor Award
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 3:36 PM
Karla Peiffer, USDA Rural Development Community Programs director in Iowa, has received a 2013 Secretary's Honor Award.
Iowa Labs building receives LEED certification
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 11:07 AM
The Iowa Laboratory Facility in Ankeny has been designated by the U.S. Green Building Council as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified building.
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