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Corteva accuses startup of stealing seeds

Corteva, one of the world’s biggest agriculture companies, filed a lawsuit in federal court in Delaware last week, accusing the seed-gene-editing company Inari Agriculture of illicitly obtaining Corteva seeds from a U.S. depository and illegally shipping them to Europe, according to the Wall Street Journal. Corteva alleges that the startup made small changes to the plants’…

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Historical marker to be added to Center Street neighborhood

UnityPoint Health, the Polk County Housing Trust Fund and community partners will gather to celebrate the Center Street neighborhood by dedicating a historical marker at Iowa Methodist Medical Center on Thursday, Oct. 5. According to a press release, the event will honor the significance of Center Street, a once-vibrant hub of Black culture and life…

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Iowa Business Council’s Q3 Outlook shows manufacturing slowdown beginning to be felt

The state’s manufacturers are beginning to feel the effects of a slowdown that has been forecast by some economists, according to the Iowa Business Council’s third-quarter Economic Outlook, which was released today. The report shows that while the organization’s members remain positive about the next six months, optimism has slipped from the prior quarter’s report….

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ABI quarterly survey shows diverse business outlooks for upcoming quarter

In the quarterly business survey sent to the Iowa Association of Business and Industry board members, businesses provided a balanced outlook on sales for the next quarter. About 39% of respondents anticipate sales to expand, with the same percentage expecting sales to remain stable. The remaining 21% are cautious, anticipating a reduction in sales. Survey…

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Iowa Wolves, Principal release 2023-24 Community Celebration Games schedule

The Iowa Wolves, the NBA G League affiliate of the Minnesota Timberwolves, and Principal Financial Group will continue their collaboration with the return of the Community Celebration Games, presented by Principal, this season. Local organizations will help create and present unique player jerseys in celebration of the many diverse communities in Iowa with an ensuing…

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Iowa Department of Agriculture to offer crop insurance discount program

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig announced that the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship will again offer its crop insurance discount program for acres that are planted with cover crops. Farmers and landowners who plant fall cover crops will have the opportunity to apply for a $5 per acre discount on their spring…

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