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  • Wednesday, June 28, 2017 4:20 PM
    The ConnectCR project that combines a dramatic recreational bridge over the Cedar River with major enhancements to Cedar Lake has won critical backing from the Cedar Rapids City Council.

  • Wednesday, June 28, 2017 4:19 PM
    Egg moguls Austin "Jack" DeCoster and his son Peter have been ordered to serve their prison time after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear their appeal of a 2015 food safety conviction.

  • Wednesday, June 28, 2017 4:17 PM
    Cedar Rapids City Council pledged up to $5 million for a $20 million project to turn a former Alliant Energy cooling pond into a 120-acre recreational lake north of downtown, the Cedar Rapids Gazette reported. 

    Wednesday, June 28, 2017 3:16 PM
    Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds met with President Trump at an energy conference in Washington, D.C. today to tout Iowa's renewable energy credentials a few days after Trump bashed wind energy in a visit to Iowa.

  • Wednesday, June 28, 2017 11:14 AM
    Bringing a landmark defamation case to a close, Beef Products Inc. has settled its $1.9 billion lawsuit against ABC News over a series of reports that repeatedly referred to BPI's signature product as "pink slime." 

  • Wednesday, June 28, 2017 11:12 AM
    A congressional subcommittee this week turned aside President Donald Trump's move to cut crop insurance, and also left several conservation programs unscathed, Successful Farming reported.

    Wednesday, June 28, 2017 11:00 AM
    University of Iowa researchers found polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, in older schools, apparently from outdated building materials such as window caulking and light ballasts.

  • Tuesday, June 27, 2017 4:05 PM
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers moved to block Obama administration rules governing which waterways would be protected under the U.S. Clean Water Act, Business Insider reported.

  • Tuesday, June 27, 2017 10:59 AM
    U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will travel to Beijing and Shanghai to meet with Ambassador to China Terry Branstad and officially mark the first American beef in China since 2003.

  • Monday, June 26, 2017 3:38 PM
    Iowa State University professors have joined an effort to take carbon dioxide from the air and turn it into products and services.

    Monday, June 26, 2017 11:02 AM
    I started going to the Iowa Great Lakes every summer beginning in 1975. The glacial chain has some of the cleanest, bluest water in the state, and West Okoboji Lake probably is as good as it gets for a natural waterway in Iowa. 

  • Monday, June 26, 2017 11:01 AM
    Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey said four watershed-scale water quality projects that were scheduled to end this year will get a second round of funding.

  • Friday, June 23, 2017 10:54 AM
    The U.S. Drought Monitor shows parts of southeast and northwest Iowa as "abnormally dry," but we've dodged the drought that has crept into parts of the Dakotas and Montana.

  • Thursday, June 22, 2017 11:42 AM
    President Donald Trump singled out the agricultural studies program at Kirkwood Community College as an example of his plans for equipping Americans to find better jobs and better lives.

  • Wednesday, June 21, 2017 3:48 PM
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development program, which provides loans and grants to help rural communities and organizations with many nonfarm projects, could be in danger because of a reorganization at the USDA under President Donald Trump and the administration's proposed 21 percent reduction to its ag budget.

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