Ag + Environment

DM public works director, not just about potholes, helps guide $100M...

Jonathan Gano’s world isn’t just about fixing potholes and making sure trash gets picked up.  He has one eye upstream at all times. Gano’s role as...

Grassley, Farm Bureau ask Pence for meat-price investigation

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley and the head of the American Farm Bureau Federation appealed directly to Vice President Mike Pence in Iowa Friday to...

Reynolds, Trump predict meatpackers ‘fully back up’ in 10 days or...

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and President Donald Trump predicted Wednesday, during a meeting at the White House, that meatpacking plants would be “fully back...

To understand the danger of COVID-19 outbreaks in meatpacking plants, look...

Large meatpacking plants have become hotspots for coronavirus infection, along with jails and nursing homes. As of May 1, nearly 5,000 packing plant workers...

Trump’s critics warn his order to keep meat plants open imperils...

WASHINGTON — Democratic senators are accusing President Donald Trump of putting workers at risk by ordering meat and poultry processors to remain open during...

Iowa landfills bracing for possible arrival of hog carcasses

Iowa environmental and agriculture officials moved late this week to firm up plans to dispose of hog carcasses as COVID-19 continued to stress packing...

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...
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