Ag + Environment

Climate takes center stage in massive federal infrastructure plan

WASHINGTON  — U.S. House Democrats this week unveiled plans to spend $760 billion over five years on infrastructure upgrades throughout the country.  A central theme...

Natural resources panel eyes water quality, parks, dams

The Iowa Natural Resource Commission is pushing a major new conservation and recreation plan and continued support for existing programs, as Iowa celebrates the...

Panelists: Renewable energy could be an economic boon to rural Iowa

Renewable energy promises to be a powerful economic development tool for rural Iowa, an American Wind Energy Association-sponsored panel of renewable energy supporters said...

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...
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