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  • Monday, September 25, 2017 3:29 PM
    A proposed partial settlement to Alliant Energy's 2017 rate case calls for an 8.6 percent increase in the utility's overall electric rates in Iowa.

    Monday, September 25, 2017 11:20 AM
    Des Moines Water Works has repeatedly warned that Iowa must be diligent about fighting water pollution to avoid a repeat of the water-contamination disaster in Flint, Mich. 

  • Friday, September 22, 2017 11:17 AM
    MidAmerican Energy Co. plans to upgrade hundreds of older wind turbines to improve efficiency, the company reported. 

  • Friday, September 22, 2017 11:17 AM
    An analyst predicted China could import up to 20 million metric tons of corn a year, more than six times the current level, to meet a switch to greater use of ethanol in fuel, Successful Farming reported.

  • Still floating
    Friday, September 22, 2017 6:00 AM
    The unprecedented rhetorical fire over Iowa’s poor water quality still burns despite a federal judge in March throwing out Des Moines Water Works’ federal lawsuit over nitrate pollution from farms.

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017 10:27 AM
    Already this week, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement had its petition to improve regulation of hog confinements in Iowa tossed by the state panel charged with regulating the farms, the Iowa Environmental Protection Commission.

  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017 10:20 AM
    A new study by David Gardiner and Associates shows U.S. manufacturers want more renewable energy and are willing to push for policies that support it. 

  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017 3:51 PM
    Iowa is in a broad swath of the western Midwest that could face delayed harvests because of rain and delayed crop maturity, Successful Farming reports.

  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017 11:02 AM
    Over loud protests, a state panel rejected a petition from two environmental activist groups seeking stricter standards for proposed animal feeding operations. 

  • Monday, September 18, 2017 11:03 AM
    A new report by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources used satellite imagery to check for undocumented livestock farms and found 5,000 that weren’t in records, The Des Moines Register reported.

    Wednesday, September 13, 2017 3:41 PM
    An issue that simmered to a boil before losing steam last year in the Iowa Legislature could find a resolution through the creation of a regional board that would control the creation of water treatment plants and the wholesale costs of distributing that water.

  • Tuesday, September 12, 2017 4:13 PM
    A survey of specialists in the sales of ag land has found that the value of Iowa farmland increased 2.9 percent over the year ending Sept. 1, the Iowa chapter of the Realtors Land Institute said in a release. 

  • Monday, September 11, 2017 3:29 PM
    A meeting is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at Urbandale City Hall to discuss a governance structure for what could become a regional authority with oversight over water production.

  • Monday, September 11, 2017 11:23 AM
    The agriculture markets have been on an interesting run in recent years. Corn has been relatively cheap, but beef prices have stayed relatively high until some slight weakening lately, for example.

  • Friday, September 8, 2017 11:37 AM
    Successful Farming reports that Brazilian exports of soybeans have been a surprise this year. A study by National Supply Co. (Conab) found that Brazil exported around 44 million tons of grain from January to June, a record volume for the period.

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