Workforce Team to Help Cherokee Tyson Workers

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad says a team of state workers from Iowa Workforce Development will head to Cherokee to help hundreds of workers losing their jobs when the Tyson Foods chicken processing plant closes in September.

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Made in Eastern Iowa: BLU Collar Fashion

IOWA CITY, Iowa — It’s a simple message, but an important one.

“BLU stands for Born Leaders United,” said Andre Wright, founder and CEO of BLU Collar. Wright’s background in graphic design merged with a love for clothing that represents wha Read More »

Agribusiness Report: July 28

DES MOINES, Iowa — On the July 28 Agribusiness Report: More than one out of every three young children in the U.S. are either obese or overweight according to the CDC. Officials are trying to combat this by offering more healthy food options in sc Read More »

Iowa Governor Repeats Support for Renewable Fuel

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad is renewing a call to maintain the amount of ethanol in the nation’s fuel supply, after a report that the Environmental Protection Agency may scale back proposed cuts to renewable fuel production.

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Agribusiness Report: July 25

DES MOINES, Iowa — On the July 25 Agribusiness Report: Federal funding from the Federal Gas Tax that provides 50% of state highway funding will run out next month. And while both the House and Senate are working on funding extensions, Iowa Senator Read More »

Self-Serve Beer Machine Could Come to Iowa City

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Iowa City Attorney’s Office says a soon-to-open local restaurant has applied for a waiver, which would allow them to install a self-serve beer machine. Meaning when it opens next month, the Iowa Chop House on Washington St., Read More »

Biofilters for Manure Odor Topic of Upcoming Conference

AMES, Iowa (AP) — The latest technology designed to reduce the odor from hog manure will be the focus of a conference next month at Iowa State University.

The Biofilter Conference on Aug. 20 is held for producers and managers of anim Read More »

Rockwell Collins Sells Satellite Business

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Military contractor and commercial and private jet equipment supplier Rockwell Collins Inc. says it has completed the sale of its satellite communications business.

The Cedar Rapids-based company says the business w Read More »

Julien Dubuque Bridge Across Mississippi Could Open Early

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Iowa transportation officials say repairs to the Julien Dubuque Bridge are ahead of schedule, and the span across the Mississippi River could reopen sooner than expected.

The bridge, which connects Dubuque, Iowa, and Eas Read More »

Agribusiness Report: July 24

DES MOINES, Iowa — On the July 24 Agribusiness Report: Ag-Wired is reporting police allegedly arrested the National Pork Producer Association President-Elect Ron Prestage after they supposedly found a hand gun in his bag as he tried to enter a Hou Read More »

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