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  • Wednesday, July 26, 2017 3:04 PM
    Indianola Municipal Utilities will start construction this fall on a $12.3 million project to extend fiber optic cable throughout the city. 

  • Tuesday, July 25, 2017 3:01 PM
    Iowa Corn Growers Association Director Bruce Rohwer, a farmer from O’Brien County, told the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee today that crop insurance and commodity title programs are important to the 2018 farm bill.

  • Tuesday, July 25, 2017 11:34 AM
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports heat and other factors have worsened the condition of the corn, soybean and wheat crops. 

  • Monday, July 24, 2017 3:37 PM
    Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller today joined a coalition of 11 state attorneys general in filing a lawsuit against the U.S Environmental Protection Agency for what they say is an illegal delay by the agency of a rule meant to protect communities, workers and first responders from dangerous chemical accidents. 

  • Monday, July 24, 2017 11:16 AM
    Iowa corn growers may be keeping a closer eye on the weather the next couple of weeks. 

    Monday, July 24, 2017 11:16 AM
    Check this out and wow your co-workers at lunch with your science knowledge. 

  • Thursday, July 20, 2017 3:24 PM
    President Donald Trump today nominated former Morningside College professor and Sioux City radio talk show host Sam Clovis to the top science position at the United States Department of Agriculture.

  • Thursday, July 20, 2017 3:23 PM
    Renewable Energy Group Inc. marked the completion of upgrades at its Emden, Germany, biorefinery on Wednesday. 

  • Wednesday, July 19, 2017 3:19 PM
    The Nature Conservancy has named Feed Energy Co. Chairman Robert Riley as International Advocate of the Year.

  • Wednesday, July 19, 2017 3:18 PM
    The city of Des Moines has lined up a bus tour on July 26 for people who are interested in climate control and helping the city achieve a 4-star rating on sustainability, according to STAR Communities.

  • Wednesday, July 19, 2017 11:07 AM
    The nonprofits Citizens for Community Improvement and Food and Water Watch have petitioned the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to strengthen a scoring system that helps decide where hog confinements will be located. 

  • Tuesday, July 18, 2017 2:12 PM
    The Linn County Board of Supervisors this week voted to join a coalition of local governments that will support the actions called for in the Paris climate accord that President Donald Trump withdrew from, Iowa Environmental Focus reported. 

    Tuesday, July 18, 2017 2:07 PM
    Iowa continues to have local battles in which someone proposes a wind or solar project and the local investor-owned utility bristles due to economic, safety or other concerns.

  • Monday, July 17, 2017 10:42 AM
    Trial dates are now set for next year in Iowa and six other states in class action lawsuits targeting agribusiness giant Syngenta. Numerous suits are filed over the release of Viptera corn without Chinese import approval. 

  • Monday, July 17, 2017 10:41 AM
    About half of Iowa’s vineyards are spraying pesticides to control Japanese beetles, which one state expert says are attacking the state in record numbers, The Des Moines Register reports.

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