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Nonprofit challenges grocers’ petition to ease bottle bill requirements

A nonprofit group that has supported Iowa’s beverage container deposit bill has filed a petition with a state agency to block grocers’ latest attempt...

USDA extends pandemic-related aid payments to liquid-egg industry

Federal officials this week said they will provide coronavirus-related aid to producers of liquid eggs, a victory for Iowa’s congressional delegation.  Iowa is one of...

Iowa ag secretary: Central third of state’s crops damaged

The central third of Iowa’s cropland was heavily damaged, as were grain bins that would have held tens of millions of bushels of corn,...

Some state parks close after heavy storm damage

The straight-line winds from Monday's storm in Iowa left several campers damaged by falling tree limbs and robbed some campgrounds of power, state officials...

Twitter posts show that people are profoundly sad – and are...

The COVID-19 pandemic in the United States is the deepest and longest period of malaise in a dozen years. Our colleagues at the University...

Axne: Legislation would prevent repeat of Hamburg levee controversy

U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne told Iowans Wednesday that part of the House-approved Water Resources Development Act would overturn a federal rule that left Hamburg...

Grassley: Beef packers boosted prices 13-fold as pandemic spread

Beef packers were making 13 times their usual amount when the coronavirus pandemic sidelined meat-plant workers and reduced supplies, U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley told...

Economist: Ethanol industry ‘is in worse shape than we thought’

The ethanol industry's losses have been more severe than economists originally predicted, an Iowa State University economist said. And it could be years before...

GOP lawmakers look to block eminent domain for wind farm projects

Three GOP lawmakers who serve on a legislative rules review committee hope to block the Iowa Utilities Board’s controversial move to allow developers to...

Ag leaders look to Southeast Asia for markets as China falls...

With China unlikely to keep its crop-buying promises in its Phase One trade agreement with the United States, farmers are looking to Southeast Asia...
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