Ag + Environment

Iowa Farmers Union takes aim at climate change

The Iowa Farmers Union has launched a farm by farm attack on climate change, hoping to persuade its members to plant crops that can...

State senator: Water trails should wait for livestock confinement moratorium

Iowa State Sen. Claire Celsi, D-West Des Moines, on Thursday said a proposed moratorium on construction of animal confinements in Iowa should be in...

Iowa officials: Reynolds’ environmental plan may hit speed bumps

Members of Iowa’s two key environmental panels got several doses of reality Wednesday about whether Gov. Kim Reynolds’ endorsement of a special sales tax...

State asks Supreme Court to throw out suit over Raccoon River...

A fight over the condition of the Raccoon River has spilled into the Iowa Supreme Court. On one side are Des Moines-based Iowa Citizens for...

Environmentalists wonder: Is state hiding bad nitrate news? State officials say...

An annual report assessing the progress of the state’s voluntary Nutrient Reduction Strategy — the nucleus of Iowa’s water-quality efforts — is running late...

USCMA gets final Senate approval, awaits president’s signature

The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved the U.S.-Canada-Mexico Agreement Thursday, sending the historic pact to President Trump for his signature. The agreement, which replaces the North...

Iowans praise signing of initial China deal

Reaction from Iowa on President Trump’s signing of the initial trade deal with China and was quick and mostly positive, with a dose of...

Legislators call governor’s agenda ‘bold’ but stop short of pledging passage...

Gov. Kim Reynolds on Tuesday announced what may be her most ambitious agenda to date, centered around a one-cent sales tax increase that would...

Reynolds backs major water quality initiative, reviews mixed

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Tuesday called for a sales tax increase to fund $150 million in annual  water quality, conservation and outdoor recreation...

Iowa Legislature 2020: IWILL or IWON’T? Republican leaders agree on...

IWILL or IWON’T?  That’s a dilemma for Iowa Republican legislators as they open their new session in an election year that could challenge their...
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