Ag + Environment

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”...

Tyson Foods plant will receive 900 COVID-19 tests amid outbreak

Following the spread of COVID-19 at Iowa’s meatpacking plants, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the state is sending 900 tests to a Tyson Foods plant...

Report: COVID damage to Iowa ag will top $6B per year

An Iowa State University center in a new report estimates that the COVID-19 pandemic will cost Iowa’s largest agricultural industries at least $6.3 billion...

Iowa governor: 354,000 Iowans face food insecurity during pandemic

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has created a task force to address residents’ food insecurity during the COVID-19 outbreak. Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg will lead the...

Iowa officials: Water export plan dead without new application

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has thrown out a northeast Iowa company’s application to export water to drought-stricken states. DNR water officials sent a...
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