Ag + Environment

It’s official: Biden announces he will tap Vilsack for secretary of...

WASHINGTON—President-elect Joe Biden said Thursday he will nominate U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge of Ohio, former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack and Minnesota native Denis McDonough...

Officials: Iowa’s farmers, biofuels industry key to Biden-era climate efforts

President-elect Joe Biden’s plan for the United States to rejoin an international climate change agreement is an opportunity for Iowa’s renewable energy industry and...

How do we build a healthy and sustainable Iowa?

Now that the contentious elections are behind us, we have difficult choices to make. The United States of America has crumbling, outdated infrastructure and...

Reports: Biden to pick Tom Vilsack as secretary of agriculture

WASHINGTON—Media reports on Tuesday night said President-elect Joe Biden will nominate U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge of Ohio to be his secretary of Housing and...

D.M. climate proposal triggers hot council debate

A proposed Des Moines city resolution aimed at running Des Moines homes and businesses on 100% renewable energy ran into opposition from some council...

Why Biden will find it hard to undo Trump’s costly ‘America...

Since becoming president-elect, Joe Biden has signaled that restoring America’s leadership on the world stage is among his highest priorities – an intention aptly...

Congress rejects expansion of Nevada Test and Training Range into wildlife...

A bipartisan deal reached by Congress on an annual defense policy bill keeps protections for Nevada’s Desert National Wildlife Refuge, blocking for at least...

Veterinarian: Iowa faces surge in fatal deer disease

Iowa is likely to see a second straight surge in cases of a fatal deer disease this winter, a state veterinarian said. In an interview,...

Georgia congressman to be first African American chairman of the House...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House Democratic caucus on Thursday ratified Rep. David Scott’s selection to chair the Agriculture Committee, making him the first African...

Cedar Rapids businesses lose more than $133 million from derecho damage

The economic fallout from the derecho that swept across Iowa in August resulted in Cedar Rapids businesses losing more than $133 million, according to...
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