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  • Monday, November 18, 2019 11:32 AM
    Despite President Donald Trump's agriculture bailouts, Iowa farmers continue to see their financial condition erode, a cash crunch that had 44% of producers last year struggling to cover their bills, an Iowa State University report shows. 

  • Friday, November 15, 2019 10:32 AM
    Because of the extreme demand for propane, an emergency declaration is being issued for Iowa and several other Midwestern states by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, reports Radio Iowa.

  • Thursday, November 14, 2019 10:44 AM
    Iowa Sens. Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley and Gov. Kim Reynolds are urging farmers, biofuels workers and everyday citizens to voice their concerns about the fate of the Renewable Fuel Standard to the Environmental Protection Agency.

    Wednesday, November 13, 2019 11:14 AM
    Water is going to have a lot to do with Greater Des Moines’ ability to live up to projections for a population of 1 million, and to attract and keep enough workers to fully staff growing businesses. 

  • Tuesday, November 12, 2019 10:55 AM
    A backup in the propane supply in Iowa is not expected to end very quickly. Iowa Agriculture Secretary Mike Naig says it continues to be a demand issue with farmers needing propane to dry crops and others needing it to heat their homes.

  • Tuesday, November 12, 2019 10:54 AM
    Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host an Ag outlook & Management Seminar in Altoona on Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Polk County Extension office at 1625 Adventureland Drive, Suite A. 

  • Monday, November 11, 2019 2:02 PM
    The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) is holding nine farm bill meetings in Central Iowa Nov. 12-21 to educate producers on benefits and enrollment in the 2019 Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) commodity programs, the FSA announced this week. 

  • Friday, November 8, 2019 3:01 PM
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture projects this year’s farm income to be $88 billion, the highest net income since $92 billion in 2014, the American Farm Bureau Federation reported.

  • Friday, November 8, 2019 10:53 AM
    Iowa Senator Joni Ernst said yesterday she’s talked directly with President Donald Trump about the furor over proposed EPA rules which Ernst says do not fulfill the deal Trump struck in September on the renewable fuels standard.

  • Big boost: Water trails project wins $25M federal grant
    Thursday, November 7, 2019 2:00 PM
    The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $25 million grant to the Central Iowa water trails project, setting up major construction if backers raise the local match as expected. They’ll need to cover the balance of the $31.25 million first phase.

  • Wednesday, November 6, 2019 12:29 PM
    With a late harvest, wet corn and an unseasonably chilly fall, demand for propane has skyrocketed, straining supplies and forcing suppliers across Iowa to ration the fuel used by farmers to dry grain and rural homeowners to heat their homes.

  • Wednesday, November 6, 2019 10:00 AM
    Corteva’s board recently approved a $145 million capital investment in its Midland, Mich. manufacturing facility to expand its insect management technology capacity for the natural products market.

    Tuesday, November 5, 2019 9:44 AM
    Data from U.S. courts show that Chapter 12 farm bankruptcies hit the highest level since 2011 in the 12 months ending in September, and Iowa was among the states with the most, the American Farm Bureau Federation reported.

  • Monday, November 4, 2019 11:16 AM
    More wind and solar generation will mean less lung and heart disease for residents, and no region stands to benefit more on a per megawatt-hour basis than the Midwest, reports the Energy News Network. 

  • Biggest project yet
    Friday, November 1, 2019 6:00 AM

    This is really saying something. After all the projects over the decades — Wells Fargo Arena, the sculpture park, Western Gateway, Principal Riverwalk — the four co-chairs of the Central Iowa Water Trails Incubator’s Campaign Advisory Council say the regional effort to line 155 miles of waterways with 86 well-planned fun spots is the biggest effort yet.

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