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  • Tuesday, January 17, 2017 3:15 PM
    Former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack confirmed today that he will become president and CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council, a nonprofit industry group that seeks to drive demand for U.S. dairy products.

  • Tuesday, January 17, 2017 3:13 PM
    The Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation is offering a new graduate course on renewable energy for teachers and other educators. 

  • Tuesday, January 17, 2017 11:34 AM
    The Iowa Corn Growers Association and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board are again offering the Iowa Corn Future of Agriculture scholarships to aid in the development of future talent for the Iowa agriculture industry.

  • Monday, January 16, 2017 3:56 PM
    For the fourth year in a row, the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation received the American Farm Bureau Federation's Pinnacle Award, the top honor of national achievement presented to state Farm Bureaus that demonstrate outstanding achievements in education and outreach, leadership development, member services, membership initiatives, policy development and implementation, and public relations and communications. 

  • Monday, January 16, 2017 10:57 AM
    The state's two main environmental panels, the Natural Resource Commission and the Environmental Protection Commission, will hold a joint session at 10 a.m. Wednesday on the second floor of the Wallace State Office Building.

  • Monday, January 16, 2017 10:54 AM
    Corn and soybean growers in Iowa and across the country set new records in 2016, according to a report from the USDA Ag Statistics Service.

  • Friday, January 13, 2017 11:19 AM
    Corn ethanol releases 43 percent fewer greenhouse gases than gasoline, making the renewable fuel greener than the federal government initially estimated, a study released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows.

  • Thursday, January 12, 2017 3:34 PM
    MidAmerican Energy today announced plans to build new wind farms in Boone, Greene and Mahaska counties as the first project sites for its previously announced Wind XI project.

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Thursday, January 12, 2017 11:09 AM
    A group of former state legislative leaders will lead a new coalition focusing on energy issues in Iowa.

  • Wednesday, January 11, 2017 11:58 AM
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the availability of up to $1 billion in credit assistance for water infrastructure projects under the new Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act program. 

  • Tuesday, January 10, 2017 11:19 AM
    Sioux City Council members gave favorable reviews Monday to a $9.3 million project that will allow the city to capture, clean and compress gas at its wastewater treatment plant, then sell it as renewable fuel.

  • Monday, January 09, 2017 11:26 AM
    MidAmerican Energy Co. is warning customers of a utility payment telephone scam in Greater Des Moines. 

  • Friday, January 06, 2017 4:34 PM
    Iowa ag entrepreneur Bruce Rastetter this week said the proposed merger of DuPont and Dow Chemical Co. would be bad for farmers, The Des Moines Register reported.

  • 17 Industry Trends for 2017
    BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Friday, January 06, 2017 6:00 AM

    More vertical building. An escalation of the gig economy. Pay as you go mobility. A shift to affordable housing. And yes, it’s time for you to get “phygital” — we promise it’s a real trend and not a new disease.

    These are just five of the trends our expects are predicting for 2017. This year we’ve asked 17 industry experts to provide 17 trends that you can expect to see and hear about in the new year. 


  • Thursday, January 05, 2017 2:22 PM
    Former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack will join the U.S. Dairy Export Council after leaving his job as U.S. agriculture secretary later this month, according to a report from Agri-Pulse, a Washington farm publication.

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