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  • Thursday, January 19, 2017 11:29 AM
    A defense attorney for a Muscatine corn processing plant is asking the Iowa Supreme Court to block a class-action lawsuit brought by residents who claim the plant has long spewed smoke, haze and pollutants over their homes.

  • Thursday, January 19, 2017 11:28 AM
    The news that President-elect Donald Trump has chosen former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary leaves the cabinet without a strong promoter of biofuels — though Trump himself supports the Renewable Fuels Standard. 

  • Thursday, January 19, 2017 11:27 AM
    President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday selected Sonny Perdue, the former governor of Georgia, to be his secretary of agriculture, two senior transition officials told The New York Times, making his final cabinet selection two days before he is to be sworn in as president.

  • Thursday, January 19, 2017 11:26 AM
    The Iowa Environmental Protection Commission has asked state lawmakers to consider raising the $10,000 maximum fine it can assess in pollution cases, The Des Moines Register reported. 

    Thursday, January 19, 2017 11:25 AM
    Federal records show that solar-energy-related jobs in the United States grew by 25 percent in 2016, while wind energy employment rose 32 percent, SeeNews reported

  • Wednesday, January 18, 2017 3:05 PM
    James Hansen, the former long-time NASA climate scientist who was born in Denison and has three degrees from the University of Iowa, recently won the BBVA Foundation's Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the climate change category, Iowa Environmental Focus reported.

  • Tuesday, January 17, 2017 3:15 PM
    Former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack confirmed today that he will become president and CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council, a nonprofit industry group that seeks to drive demand for U.S. dairy products.

  • Tuesday, January 17, 2017 3:13 PM
    The Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation is offering a new graduate course on renewable energy for teachers and other educators. 

  • Tuesday, January 17, 2017 11:34 AM
    The Iowa Corn Growers Association and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board are again offering the Iowa Corn Future of Agriculture scholarships to aid in the development of future talent for the Iowa agriculture industry.

  • Monday, January 16, 2017 3:56 PM
    For the fourth year in a row, the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation received the American Farm Bureau Federation's Pinnacle Award, the top honor of national achievement presented to state Farm Bureaus that demonstrate outstanding achievements in education and outreach, leadership development, member services, membership initiatives, policy development and implementation, and public relations and communications. 

  • Monday, January 16, 2017 10:57 AM
    The state's two main environmental panels, the Natural Resource Commission and the Environmental Protection Commission, will hold a joint session at 10 a.m. Wednesday on the second floor of the Wallace State Office Building.

  • Monday, January 16, 2017 10:54 AM
    Corn and soybean growers in Iowa and across the country set new records in 2016, according to a report from the USDA Ag Statistics Service.

  • Friday, January 13, 2017 11:19 AM
    Corn ethanol releases 43 percent fewer greenhouse gases than gasoline, making the renewable fuel greener than the federal government initially estimated, a study released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows.

  • Thursday, January 12, 2017 3:34 PM
    MidAmerican Energy today announced plans to build new wind farms in Boone, Greene and Mahaska counties as the first project sites for its previously announced Wind XI project.

    Thursday, January 12, 2017 11:09 AM
    A group of former state legislative leaders will lead a new coalition focusing on energy issues in Iowa.

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