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  • Monday, March 27, 2017 4:06 PM
    The Cedar Falls Utilities solar garden, Iowa's largest community solar project, is marking its year anniversary of increasing renewable energy for the city.

  • Monday, March 27, 2017 4:03 PM
    Renew Rural Iowa has joined backers of the Ag Startup Engine at the Iowa State University Research Park, joining Next Level Ventures and founding members Summit Agricultural Group, Ag Leader Technologies, Ag Ventures Alliance, and Peoples Co. 

  • Monday, March 27, 2017 11:22 AM
    A consulting firm affiliated with the American Wind Energy Association predicts Iowa could have 17,000 wind-energy jobs and $9 billion in added economic activity by 2020 as the industry grows.

  • Thursday, March 23, 2017 3:15 PM
    The Iowa Economic Development Authority has awarded $5.6 million in federal Community Development Block Grant funds for water and sewer projects in 14 communities, none in Greater Des Moines.

  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:44 AM
    The Iowa Finance Authority's program to help newcomers to agriculture has assisted nearly 6,000 beginning farmers who have bought or leased more than 1.7 million acres since 1980.

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Tuesday, March 21, 2017 3:12 PM
    Like most of you, I've followed the news for months about the planned "merger of equals" between DuPont and Dow Chemical Co.

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:33 AM
    Local cities want the Iowa Legislature to give them until 2019 to hammer out a deal to create a regional water plant, with the caveat that the existing utilities would regain control if an agreement isn't reached.

  • Monday, March 20, 2017 2:55 PM
    Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today said Iowans are helping their neighbors to the west and south who have been victims of wildfires. 

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Monday, March 20, 2017 10:30 AM
    A federal judge on Friday dismissed Des Moines Water Works' pollution lawsuit against drainage districts in three northwest Iowa counties, saying that the Iowa Legislature is in position to decide the fate of the state's waterways — and the drainage districts don't have the power.

  • Friday, March 17, 2017 3:38 PM
    Creighton University economist Ernie Goss notes that even as farm income continues to fall amid weak commodity prices, local taxing jurisdictions have continued to pump up valuations, and the taxes that go with them.

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, March 17, 2017 11:00 AM
    President Donald Trump's effort to boost defense spending while cutting other parts of the budget has Iowans and others in the Midwest concerned about cuts at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

  • Thursday, March 16, 2017 10:10 AM
    An Iowa State University agronomist has helped identify a gene that resists a virus that has cut corn yields around the globe.

  • Thursday, March 16, 2017 10:10 AM
    Iowa State University is offering students and others a software package that allows you to use a 3-D printer to make a model of any place on Earth — your prospective development site, for example.

  • Wednesday, March 15, 2017 10:29 AM
    A federal court has unsealed documents that suggest Monsanto had "ghostwritten" research attributed to academics and intended to suggest the widely used weedkiller is not a carcinogen, and prepared an elaborate public relations campaign after a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official tipped the company to unfavorable reports, the New York Times reported.

  • Wednesday, March 15, 2017 10:29 AM
    The Iowa Senate passed a bill Tuesday intended to reduce the liability for hog confinements in nuisance lawsuits filed by neighbors, The Des Moines Register reported. 

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