Ag + Environment

Reynolds backs major water quality initiative, reviews mixed

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Tuesday called for a sales tax increase to fund $150 million in annual  water quality, conservation and outdoor recreation...

Iowa Legislature 2020: IWILL or IWON’T? Republican leaders agree on...

IWILL or IWON’T?  That’s a dilemma for Iowa Republican legislators as they open their new session in an election year that could challenge their...

Don’t let special interests hijack natural resources fund

I have lived and worked on a small Sac County farm for the past 41 years. During our time on the farm, my family...

What’s Gov. Kim Reynolds got to worry about? In Iowa Capital...

Gov. Kim Reynolds doesn’t seem to have a lot of worries these days.  She’s starting the second legislative session of her four-year term.  Her...

‘How do you hide five grizzly bears?’ At least 87 animals...

Many animals from the now-closed Cricket Hollow zoo were unaccounted for when animal-welfare groups arrived to relocate them. “It was apparent that the lion’s share of the animals – no pun intended – were missing when we first arrived there,” said Amanda Howell, an attorney for the Animal Legal Defense Fund.

Environmentalists: DNR failing to protect public

Iowa environmentalists charge that the state government is directly threatening the health of swimmers and other recreationalists by failing to adequately inform the public...

Veterinary board won’t initiate probe of zoo vet Judge said animals...

The Iowa Board of Veterinary Medicine will not initiate its own investigation into the veterinarian who worked for the recently shuttered Cricket Hollow Zoo...

Lawmakers assess business groups’ agendas Tax reform, workforce development lead business...

Iowa’s business groups are largely in agreement on what they think lawmakers should do for commerce in the session that starts Jan. 13. They are...
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