Ag + Environment

Lawyer: Iowa sand mining firm wants to export water to make...

A northeast Iowa sand mining company wants to export Iowa water to western states in part to put its staff back to work, its...

Inspired: How an Iowa sailor and photographer’s mission to both poles...

INSPIRED How an Iowa sailor and photographer’s mission to both poles launched a life goal: fighting climate change A historic sail through the Northwest Passage in...

State panel stands by controversial livestock pollution scoring system

A governor-appointed panel charged with protecting Iowans from health-threatening pollution has decided not to push for changes in livestock rules. Critics say the rules...

Waterloo Tyson plant to shut down after COVID outbreak

Tyson Fresh Meats in Waterloo announced Wednesday it was suspending operations indefinitely at the plant due to an outbreak of COVID-19. The plant, which employs...

Iowa eyes new garden to fight erosion at governor’s mansion

Iowa state government's campaign to cut erosion on state properties, already underway at the Capitol, may be heading to the governor's mansion, Terrace Hill. The...

Reynolds: No plans to order shutdowns at meat plants

Gov. Kim Reynolds said meatpacking plants will remain “essential” businesses because of the country’s reliance on Iowa’s pork supply, despite multiple outbreaks reported at...

Why is Reynolds trusting meatpackers with COVID mitigation?

It was snowing on Thursday, the day Gov. Kim Reynolds was trying to assure Iowans that the management of a giant meatpacking company had...

More than 260 meatpacking workers test positive for COVID-19

More than 260 people were found to be positive for COVID-19 in expanded surveillance testing related to meatpacking plant outbreaks, the state reported Sunday. The...

Black Hawk officials call on Tyson to temporarily close Waterloo plant

Elected officials in Black Hawk County called on Tyson Foods Friday to voluntarily close its Waterloo plant temporarily to avoid further spread of COVID-19...

Iowa biofuels rep: Oil states’ move to sidestep ethanol mandates ‘galactically...

The head of Iowa’s biofuels association on Thursday called five oil states' attempt to get the federal government to suspend ethanol supports “galactically stupid”...
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