Ag + Environment

Twitter posts show that people are profoundly sad – and are...

The COVID-19 pandemic in the United States is the deepest and longest period of malaise in a dozen years. Our colleagues at the University...

Axne: Legislation would prevent repeat of Hamburg levee controversy

U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne told Iowans Wednesday that part of the House-approved Water Resources Development Act would overturn a federal rule that left Hamburg...

Grassley: Beef packers boosted prices 13-fold as pandemic spread

Beef packers were making 13 times their usual amount when the coronavirus pandemic sidelined meat-plant workers and reduced supplies, U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley told...

Economist: Ethanol industry ‘is in worse shape than we thought’

The ethanol industry's losses have been more severe than economists originally predicted, an Iowa State University economist said. And it could be years before...

GOP lawmakers look to block eminent domain for wind farm projects

Three GOP lawmakers who serve on a legislative rules review committee hope to block the Iowa Utilities Board’s controversial move to allow developers to...

Ag leaders look to Southeast Asia for markets as China falls...

With China unlikely to keep its crop-buying promises in its Phase One trade agreement with the United States, farmers are looking to Southeast Asia...

Grassley seeks $3 billion for ethanol interests

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley is lobbying Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to allocate at least $3 billion to ethanol interests from a $20 billion pot...

Scott County officials, environmentalists blast rollback in car standards

President Donald Trump’s rollback of the nation’s clean car programs is costing Iowa lives and jobs, Scott County political leaders and environmentalists said Thursday. “Before...

House passes bipartisan public lands bill; next stop president’s desk

WASHINGTON — Major environmental legislation sailed through Congress Wednesday while the nation’s political leaders were stuck in intense negotiations over the contours of a...

Iowa cattle growers ask Congress to address a beef over market...

Several members of Iowa’s congressional delegation want to rewrite the rules governing cattle sales in an effort to help Iowa farmers who fear big...
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