Ag + Environment

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...

Don’t let special interests hijack natural resources fund

I have lived and worked on a small Sac County farm for the past 41 years. During our time on the farm, my family...

What’s Gov. Kim Reynolds got to worry about? In Iowa Capital...

Gov. Kim Reynolds doesn’t seem to have a lot of worries these days.  She’s starting the second legislative session of her four-year term.  Her...

‘How do you hide five grizzly bears?’ At least 87 animals...

Many animals from the now-closed Cricket Hollow zoo were unaccounted for when animal-welfare groups arrived to relocate them. “It was apparent that the lion’s share of the animals – no pun intended – were missing when we first arrived there,” said Amanda Howell, an attorney for the Animal Legal Defense Fund.

Environmentalists: DNR failing to protect public

Iowa environmentalists charge that the state government is directly threatening the health of swimmers and other recreationalists by failing to adequately inform the public...
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