Agriculture News

Vilsack in Iowa to announce new product grants

Vilsack in Iowa to announce new product grants

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is returning to Iowa to announce federal grants designed to encourage development of new value-added farm products and to discuss other rural development funding programs.

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Vilsack Touts Ely Dairy as Farm Bill Success

CEDAR RAPIDS – Dan and Debbie Takes have been kicking around a dream of processing all the milk they produce on their rural Ely farm for several years.

This week, that dream got a kick start in the form of a matching grant from the USDA to h ...Read More

Agribusiness Report: August 22

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Ensuring Iowa’s water stays clean is a hot-button issue. Iowa’s Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey said rehabilitating the state’s water will take awhile.

With the harvest nearly here in Iowa, an analyst with See ...Read More

Agribusiness Report: August 21

A citizens group is suing to stop new water rules. The Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement filed the lawsuit against the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. The group says some members should have abstained from Wednesday’s vote because they ...Read More

Agribusiness Report: August 20

The Panama Canal is celebrating 100 years since its construction. Work is underway to expand the canal so it can handle larger ships.

A child born in 2013 will cost a middle-income family a quarter of a million dollars to raise. Watc ...Read More

Citizens group sues to stop new state water rules

Citizens group sues to stop new state water rules

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A citizens group opposed to new rules approved Tuesday by the Iowa commission regulating water quality has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to stop implementation of the rules.

Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement A ...Read More

Agribusiness Report: August 19

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa-Some experts are worried the Kudzu plant, an invasive species, could harm soybean yields in years to come. Experts say it’s one of the major factors in soybean rust development, a disease that can kill the plant. Three of Iowa’s ...Read More

Agribusiness Report: August 18

People living near animal farm operations have to deal with the smell, but some technology could cut back on the odors. One researcher says it’s an added cost and hopes it won’t have to be added to too many situations.

Today’s crop progress ...Read More

Dubuque Family Adopts 5 Hens

Dubuque Family Adopts 5 Hens

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — The Olson family of Dubuque welcomed five new members last week — Gavin, Red, Little Darling, Shade and Copper.

They mostly stay outside and eat bugs, the Dubuque Telegraph Herald reported.

Less than two weeks afte ...Read More

Agribusiness Report for Thursday, August 14, 2014

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - American agriculture stands to gain significantly from the ongoing multi-lateral trans-Pacific partnership trade deal.

But the deal has come under fire for perceived secrecy since the U.S. joined the negotiating table in ...Read More

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