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CEDAR RAPIDS — When Eva Dolan readies her bird for the poultry show at the Linn County Fair, she usually gives it a bath, clips its nails and grooms it to look its best.
This time, she just snapped a photo.
Banished by the bi ...Read More
IOWA CITY — Volunteers weeded and dug up a third of an acre patch of land inside Taylor Park Thursday night. The berries, fruit and herbs that will grow throughout the summer are part of the state’s first public, edible forest.
The Senate voted 60 to 37 to avoid a fillibuster and end debate on Trade Promotion Authority so a yes or no vote can be taken.
The bill was added to HR2146 along with a bill addressing issues with retirement funds. Both Sens. Chuck Grassle ...Read More
At Van Wall Equipment in Perry, Gov. Branstad signed the connect every acre high-speed broadband bill into law.
In evaluating broadband connections, the law makes use of the new internet speed standards adopted by the Federal Communication ...Read More
Iowa retained its tops in the nation ranking for egg production in May, but the avian influenza outbreak exacted a significant toll on the state’s poultry industry.
The state’s egg production during May 2015 was 1.02 billion eg ...Read More
Trans fats contribute to cardiovascular disease, which is the leading cause of death for all Americans. After revisiting the data, the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday gave food manufacturers three years to remove trans fats from the food s ...Read More
BOONE, Iowa (AP) — Boone Water Works and the Xenia Rural Water District are advising thousands of customers not to give tap water to children under 6 months old because of high nitrate levels.
The warning applies to nearly 1,600 custo ...Read More
Congress is under pressure from Canada and Mexico and is working to repeal USDA`s mandatory country of origin meat labeling rule, also called COOL.
More than $3.5 billion in retaliatory Canadian and Mexican import taxes on U.S. products wil ...Read More
Enrollment began Wednesday for the two new farm bill safety net programs: the agricultural risk coverage program and the price loss coverage program.
Enrollment, or signing the paperwork with USDA`s farm service agency, is the third and fin ...Read More
DES MOINES (AP) — More than 1,500 Iowa workers are expected to lose their jobs as a result of the bird flu outbreak and the cost to the state's egg industry alone will exceed $1 billion, Gov. Terry Branstad said Thursday in a letter seeking ...Read More