Ag + Environment

Iowa ag secretary appeals to EPA after federal court strips dicamba...

Iowa farmers will be able to use dicamba herbicides that were stripped of their federal registrations by an appeals court while the state agriculture...

It’s time to rethink the disrupted US food system from the...

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic shutdowns have severely disrupted and spotlighted weaknesses in the U.S. food system. Farmers, food distributors and government agencies...

DNR will post beach advisories for smaller amount of algae toxins

Iowa will post swimming beach warnings for a much lower level of algae toxins this season after state environmental officials belatedly agreed to tighten...

Iowa stores may soon be allowed to sell CBD

Iowa retailers selling CBD products may finally gain clarity on what is legal in the state, following a bill that passed the Iowa Senate...

After a spike in egg demand, Iowa producers seek pandemic assistance

Despite a recent surge in consumer demand for whole eggs, Iowa's elected leaders are asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to let egg producers...

DNR denies sand mine’s latest application to export Iowa water

State environmental officials have again denied Pattison Sand Co.'s application to export Iowa water to dry western states. The denial, the third in a series,...

Reynolds: COVID-19 impact on farmers, producers has been ‘devastating’

Iowa’s meatpacking plants are operating at only 80 percent of capacity and livestock producers are facing the “emotional” prospect of euthanizing animals, Gov. Kim...

Cleaner Iowa petitions state to block grocers’ proposed bottle bill overhaul

Iowa should block grocers’ attempt to shift bottle and can redemption from their stores to redemption centers as much as 15 miles away, the...

Hunting, fishing license sales surge amid pandemic

Iowans looking for a break from isolation brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic bought far more hunting and fishing licenses than usual, state records...

Federal coronavirus aid posed barriers to rural small businesses, lawmakers hear

Rural small businesses have largely missed out on federal coronavirus assistance and many may not survive without another round of aid tailored to small-town...
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