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  • Monday, August 18, 2014 11:05 AM
    The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation has made a $250,000 contribution to the Iowa FFA Foundation. 
  • Friday, August 15, 2014 3:11 PM

    Deere & Co. this morning announced it will reduce its manufacturing workforce by placing more than 600 employees on indefinite layoff at four of its Midwest agricultural equipment plants, including John Deere Des Moines Works in Ankeny.


  • Friday, August 15, 2014 11:16 AM
    Iowa farmland values dropped 1 percent in the year ended July 1, and the escalation in prices could be balancing out, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago said in a release. 
  • Wednesday, August 13, 2014 10:53 AM
    Moline, Ill.-based Deere & Co. cut its fiscal-year profit forecast and said today that it will scale back production as record crops weigh on grain prices and deter spending by U.S. farmers, Bloomberg reported. 
  • Tuesday, August 12, 2014 10:49 AM
    Minnesota-based Cargill Inc. has agreed to a $187,500 civil penalty to settle allegations that it violated the federal Clean Water Act by failing to have emergency response plans at oil storage facilities located in Blair, Neb., and Eddyville, according to a release from the Environmental Protection Agency. 
  • Wednesday, August 06, 2014 4:59 PM
    U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman will visit Iowa Saturday to meet with a farm family, business owners and elected officials and to talk about the Obama administration's trade agenda.  
  • Wednesday, August 06, 2014 11:21 AM
    Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller and attorneys general from 14 other farm states have written a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency, objecting to a rule that they believe would narrow exemptions the Clean Water Act provides for "normal farming operations," reports 
  • Monday, August 04, 2014 11:02 AM

    Missouri's constitution already guarantees state residents the rights to freedom of religion and speech and the right to own guns.  On Tuesday, residents will go to the polls to decide whether they should guarantee the right to farm, The New York Times reported.

    Monday, August 04, 2014 9:55 AM
    Marji Guyler-Alaniz, an Urbandale woman who was neither raised on a farm nor a farmer herself, found her passion in photographing women in agriculture. Now, she's turning it into a profitable business. 
  • Wednesday, July 30, 2014 3:44 PM
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said today that Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. will pay a $430,000 civil penalty to settle allegations that it violated the Clean Water Act at plants in Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Columbus, Neb.,Deerfield, Mo., and Mexico.  
  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014 10:50 AM
    DuPont Pioneer announced today that Neal Gutterson has joined the company as vice president of agricultural biotechnology. 
  • Thursday, July 10, 2014 3:01 PM
    Zuidberg North America Inc., a provider of parts and technology to the North American agricultural and tractor equipment market, announced it has opened a 10,000-square-foot distribution center in Cedar Falls, its first U.S. facility. 
  • Wednesday, June 25, 2014 4:31 PM
    Iowa farm income fell $3.3 billion during the first quarter compared with a year ago, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  
  • Tuesday, June 24, 2014 12:33 PM

    U.S. companies should treat climate change the same as any other major business threat, says a new report released today by a group led by former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and ex-New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg,The Wall Street Journal reported

  • Tuesday, June 24, 2014 12:24 PM
    The U.S. Surface Transportation Board, which replaced the Interstate Commerce Commission,  ordered Canadian Pacific Railway and BNSF Railway to provide updates by Friday on how they plan to obtain more grain cars to help farmers get their crops to market this fall, reported 

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