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Reynolds adds $7 million in biofuels aid, extends tax credits

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Tuesday added $7 million in federal aid to the state's $3 million biofuels infrastructure program. She also signed legislation...

Ernst, Grassley join flared-up fight over ethanol

Backers of Iowa’s ethanol industry are fighting a federal government effort to exempt more small refineries from buying the corn-based fuel while also pushing...

REAP lives on, but for how long?

Backers of a highly popular Iowa program that pays for trails and park expansions want to make the initiative permanent. The Legislature this year extended...

Could China’s strategic pork reserve be a model for the US?

During the height of the coronavirus pandemic, we became accustomed to face-masked shoppers, social distancing and one-way aisles at the grocery store. But most...

Lawmakers: Trump’s environmental rollbacks threaten minority communities

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is suspending key environmental reviews during the pandemic. Lawmakers and activists say the administration’s actions — meant to boost the...

Iowa ag secretary appeals to EPA after federal court strips dicamba...

Iowa farmers will be able to use dicamba herbicides that were stripped of their federal registrations by an appeals court while the state agriculture...

It’s time to rethink the disrupted US food system from the...

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic shutdowns have severely disrupted and spotlighted weaknesses in the U.S. food system. Farmers, food distributors and government agencies...

DNR will post beach advisories for smaller amount of algae toxins

Iowa will post swimming beach warnings for a much lower level of algae toxins this season after state environmental officials belatedly agreed to tighten...

Iowa stores may soon be allowed to sell CBD

Iowa retailers selling CBD products may finally gain clarity on what is legal in the state, following a bill that passed the Iowa Senate...

After a spike in egg demand, Iowa producers seek pandemic assistance

Despite a recent surge in consumer demand for whole eggs, Iowa's elected leaders are asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to let egg producers...
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