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  • Monday, November 20, 2017 11:21 AM
    Now that Iowa farmers have most of their corn and soybeans out of the field and into the bins, the numbers suggest another great year for production … and another down year for prices. 

  • Monday, November 20, 2017 11:20 AM
    The Iowa Economic Development Authority board on Friday awarded direct financial assistance of $2.5 million along with tax benefits to five Iowa companies for their expansion projects.

  • Friday, November 17, 2017 2:55 PM
    Brazil’s Caramuru company is making ethanol out of soybeans as tensions between Brazil and the United States grow over duties to be charged for ethanol, Successful Farming reported. 

  • Friday, November 17, 2017 11:37 AM
    The Federal Communications Commission approved new rules Thursday to protect consumers from unwanted robocalls, allowing phone companies to proactively block calls that are likely to be fraudulent because they come from certain types of phone numbers.

  • Monday, November 13, 2017 2:54 PM
    Gasoline prices at Iowa service stations have risen by as much as a dime a gallon in recent weeks. Mark Peterson at AAA-Iowa says that’s bucking the norm as prices are usually stable or falling during midautumn.

  • Monday, November 13, 2017 2:53 PM
    The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will accept comments on its 2016 greenhouse gas inventory through 4:30 p.m Dec. 4.

  • Friday, November 10, 2017 1:49 PM
    U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told Iowa farmers today to expect a “bumpy ride” as the Trump administration works to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement — but to look for good results in the end.

  • Friday, November 10, 2017 1:47 PM
    A longtime environmental health professor, Peter Thorne, told an Iowa Public Radio audience earlier this week that he learned from media reports he would be losing his key slot on a panel that advises the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

  • Thursday, November 9, 2017 10:37 AM
    Successful Farming reports that agriculture leaders in Congress are assembling the 2018 farm bill in private and have spoken more about the timeline for the legislation than about its contents or how they will resolve expensive proposals to expand commodity support, ag research and conservation programs when there is no additional money to pay for them.

  • Wednesday, November 8, 2017 11:36 AM
    The lapse of the federal Biodiesel Mixture Excise Tax Credit (BTC) resulted in flat third-quarter earnings for Ames-based Renewable Energy Group Inc., according to a release. 

  • Monday, November 6, 2017 3:33 PM
    President Donald Trump has appointed Iowa Corn Growers Association staffer Amanda DeJong to serve as Iowa state executive director for the Farm Service Agency, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

    Monday, November 6, 2017 3:32 PM
    A program to reduce energy and water consumption in Des Moines’ largest buildings was outlined today to the Des Moines City Council.

  • Friday, November 3, 2017 2:36 PM
    A large stream of economic potential from Iowa's craft beer boom -- the local sourcing of beer ingredients -- is still waiting to be tapped.

  • Friday, November 3, 2017 2:35 PM
    A joint research project involving ExxonMobil and Ames-based Renewable Energy Group has shown promise in using REG’s patented processes to turn sugars from farm wastes and other non-edible materials into biodiesel. 

    Friday, November 3, 2017 2:34 PM
    Politically powerful farm groups are pushing back on President Donald Trump’s proposal to sharply cut federal conservation programs -- considered a key part of Iowa’s water-quality efforts -- and crop insurance, Successful Farming reported.

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