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  • Monday, February 27, 2017 11:30 AM
    Key U.S. lawmakers are headed to the Midwest to calm farmers who are hoping the new Farm Bill won't make challenging economic conditions worse, Iowa Public Radio reported. 

  • Monday, February 27, 2017 11:29 AM
    Expansions now underway or recently finished will boost Iowa's biodiesel production capacity by nearly 20 percent, to almost 400 million gallons a year from 334 million gallons, the Iowa Biodiesel Board reported.

    Monday, February 27, 2017 10:27 AM
    Several bills addressing major environmental issues are working their way through the Iowa Legislature.

  • Wednesday, February 22, 2017 2:47 PM
    Nest-watching season is upon us as our favorite pair of Decorah eagles are looking to expand their family again.

  • Wednesday, February 22, 2017 2:46 PM
    Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today encouraged Iowans to nominate farmers who have taken voluntary actions to improve or protect the environment and natural resources of the state for the Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Award. 

  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017 2:37 PM
    An Iowa State agronomist warns that farmers may see increased corn mold this year because the fall was humid, the Ames Tribune reported. 

    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 1:38 PM
    The Iowa Environmental Council is looking into the financial benefits local areas get from wind turbine installations.

  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:02 AM
    The Clive-based National Pork Board reports that pork exports rebounded late last year after a disappointing 2015.

  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:00 AM
    The University of Iowa campus will be coal-free by 2025, UI President Bruce Harreld said Monday.

  • Monday, February 20, 2017 10:47 AM
    A U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report predicts wind turbine service technician jobs will be among the fastest growing fields in the country, the Cedar Rapids Gazette reported.

  • Monday, February 20, 2017 10:47 AM
    Iowa lost 500 farms last year, while the average farm size grew, the Associated Press reported, based on U.S. Department of Agriculture figures.

  • Friday, February 17, 2017 10:46 AM
    The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors has joined several other counties in adopting a resolution that asks the state to overhaul the so-called master matrix used to help guide the location of hog confinements, reported. 

  • Thursday, February 16, 2017 10:58 AM
    Iowa power plants and other business cut their emissions of pollutants by nearly 20 percent last year. 

  • Tuesday, February 14, 2017 2:51 PM
    The Iowa Department of Agriculture says the emerald ash borer has been detected in two more counties.

    Tuesday, February 14, 2017 2:46 PM
    A summary of the Polk County Conservation Board's monitoring of 32 streams along 135 miles in the year that ended Sept. 30, 2016, found good conditions in many areas, but episodes of high nitrate readings and cloudiness that limit life in the waterways.

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