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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The opening of one of the nation’s first commercial size cellulosic ethanol plants is drawing royalty along with top federal and state officials to Emmetsburg.
Project Liberty is a $250 million plant that will make 25 ...Read More
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — The markets, including the sheep and goat auction in Colfax, were closed over the weekend for the holiday.
Most of Iowa’s corn crop is in the dough stage.
Statewide it’s still behind on the dent stage, but that has ...Read More
On the September 1 Agribusiness Report: Three Iowans died from electric currents in 2012. That was a topic of discussion at a Farm Progress Show in Boone.
And the corn market took a hit over the weekend. Analysts say the down numbers have to ...Read More
HUXLEY — A new generation of plant-friendly microscopic bacteria and fungi is increasing crop yields as much as 10 percent in test plots, according to Monsanto and Novozymes executives speaking last week at a BioAg Alliance Media Day.
“This ...Read More
LAUREL, Iowa — Iowa regulators are investigating a hog manure spill in Jasper County, south of Laurel.
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says a farmer had called on Wednesday after spotting dead fish and crawdads in a tributary of All ...Read More
ALBIA, Iowa — Officials say they have more renovations planned for a 137-acre lake in southern Iowa.
The state Department of Natural Resources says Lake Miami, north of Albia, has been renovated and restocked with fish since a project began ...Read More
DES MOINES — An alliance has been formed to help farmers adopt practices to reduce the level of nutrients flowing into Iowa waterways.
A voluntary Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy to reduce nitrate and phosphorous “loads” was approved last y ...Read More
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....Read More
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
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