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Another case of the H5N2 avian influenza virus was found in the midwest this week.
The Missouri Department of Agriculture confirmed two cases of bird flu in two counties.
Last week, Minnesota also confirmed an infection. Both border I ...Read More
There`s a better way to measure soil moisture than conventional methods, but you have to go up really high about four hundred 26 miles above the Earth.
At the end of January, NASA placed a new satellite there.
It`s called the SMAP sat ...Read More
The National Pork Board reported late last week that exports of U.S. pork have exceeded $6 billion for the fourth consecutive year.
Last year, a lethal virus swept through the nation`s swine herd, killing off young piglets and reducing the ...Read More
Spreading from Canada to the West Coast, bird flu virus is now hitting close to home, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service confirmed its presence last week in Pope County, Minn. That’s less ...Read More
Last week Iowa Sen, Chuck Grassley introduced a bill to extend a medicare demonstration program that helps rural hospitals in sparsely populated states keep their doors open.
The rural community hospital demonstration program started in 2004 ...Read More
On Tuesday, Iowa State University announced a partnership with the city of Cedar Rapids to establish an Iowa State Research and extension liaison position.
It will have an office in Cedar Rapids and will work with the city`s agricultural and ...Read More
Leaders of the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee are hammering out a fast-track bill to allow the president to negotiate trade deals and speed them through Congress.
So-called Trade Promotion Authority allows t ...Read More
Precipitation this winter has been relatively quiet, except for two snowstorms in February.
That’s according to state climatologist Harry Hillaker, who says it`s been a stark contrast to last winter, which had a lot of snowfall.< ...Read More
Last week, President Obama vetoed the Keystone pipeline approval act, calling it a Congressional attempt to circumvent established processes for figuring out whether or not a cross-border pipeline serves the national interest.
Iowa Sen. Chuc ...Read More
DES MOINES — Iowa is widely known for its corn and hogs. Less well known is that livestock and farm commodities, most often at remote rural locations, often are an easy target for thieves.
In Iowa, there were more convictions for live ...Read More