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  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017 11:02 AM
    Over loud protests, a state panel rejected a petition from two environmental activist groups seeking stricter standards for proposed animal feeding operations. 

  • Monday, September 18, 2017 11:03 AM
    A new report by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources used satellite imagery to check for undocumented livestock farms and found 5,000 that weren’t in records, The Des Moines Register reported.

    Wednesday, September 13, 2017 3:41 PM
    An issue that simmered to a boil before losing steam last year in the Iowa Legislature could find a resolution through the creation of a regional board that would control the creation of water treatment plants and the wholesale costs of distributing that water.

  • Tuesday, September 12, 2017 4:13 PM
    A survey of specialists in the sales of ag land has found that the value of Iowa farmland increased 2.9 percent over the year ending Sept. 1, the Iowa chapter of the Realtors Land Institute said in a release. 

  • Monday, September 11, 2017 3:29 PM
    A meeting is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at Urbandale City Hall to discuss a governance structure for what could become a regional authority with oversight over water production.

  • Monday, September 11, 2017 11:23 AM
    The agriculture markets have been on an interesting run in recent years. Corn has been relatively cheap, but beef prices have stayed relatively high until some slight weakening lately, for example.

  • Friday, September 8, 2017 11:37 AM
    Successful Farming reports that Brazilian exports of soybeans have been a surprise this year. A study by National Supply Co. (Conab) found that Brazil exported around 44 million tons of grain from January to June, a record volume for the period.

    Friday, September 8, 2017 11:35 AM
    A federal judge in Des Moines ordered Titan Tire Corp. and Dico Inc., both subsidiaries of Titan International Inc., to pay nearly $11 million in fines to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for allegedly selling contaminated buildings to avoid cleaning up a site, Rubber & Plastics News reported.

  • Thursday, September 7, 2017 3:40 PM
    Iowa’s clean energy jobs total 30,418, up 7 percent since 2015, the Clean Energy Trust reported. 

  • Thursday, September 7, 2017 10:43 AM
    Jennifer Terry has been named executive director of the nonprofit Iowa Environmental Council, effective later this month. 

  • Wednesday, September 6, 2017 10:38 AM
    It probably depends which side of the grocery case you are on whether this is good news. 

  • Tuesday, September 5, 2017 11:10 AM
    Every time we have a major flood, someone begs the Army Corps of Engineers and other bastions of well-educated and otherwise well-meaning people to stop using well-worn and virtually meaningless phrases like “100-year-flood” and “500-year-flood.” 

  • Tuesday, September 5, 2017 11:07 AM
    Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey has been nominated to a recently created position of undersecretary for farm production and conservation for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

    Friday, September 1, 2017 3:00 PM
    Central Iowa Power Cooperative's executive vice president and CEO, Dennis Murdock, will retire effective Sept. 30, the organization announced. Murdock has dedicated more than 50 years to CIPCO, including more than 28 years in his current role.

  • Friday, September 1, 2017 3:00 PM
    Architect Mario Gandelsonas will discuss plans for a string of specially lighted greenhouses in downtown Des Moines as part of Grinnell College's "Our Urban Future" symposium at 11 a.m. Sept. 7 in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield '25 Center, 1115 Eighth Ave. in Grinnell. 

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