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  • Monday, December 11, 2017 11:27 AM
    The Iowa Corn Promotion Board saw a 16.4 percent increase in expenses in the fiscal year that ended Aug. 31, but much of that was due to a $4 million gift to an Iowa State University capital project, a new state audit found. 

  • Monday, December 11, 2017 11:26 AM
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday included the Des Moines Dico site on a list of 21 sites around the country that should be cleaned immediately. 

  • Friday, December 8, 2017 2:29 PM
    Craig Hill of Ackworth has been re-elected president of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation for a two-year term.

  • Friday, December 8, 2017 11:03 AM
    Here’s the deal. Cattle are bigger than they used to be, High Plains Journal reports. Our friends from the Corridor Business Journal passed along the story, which notes a pre-steak-display animal weighed 1,363 pounds in 2016, a gain of 366 over 1975. 

  • Thursday, December 7, 2017 2:54 PM
    As Des Moines pushes a new plan encouraging local businesses and others to save energy, former President Barack Obama on Tuesday said that mayors, business leaders and academics are the "new face of American leadership on climate change," USA Today reported.

  • Thursday, December 7, 2017 11:23 AM
    U.S. farmers see the current state of the ag economy less of a concern than in the future, Successful Farming reported.

  • Thursday, December 7, 2017 11:22 AM
    The National Pork Board, citing Nielsen Perishables Group data for the 14 weeks ending Oct. 26, notes that pork sales have been strong late in the year. 

  • Wednesday, December 6, 2017 2:56 PM
    Iowa is one of 13 states that banded together Monday to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to block a California law requiring any eggs sold there to come from hens that have space to stretch out in their cages. 

  • Friday, December 1, 2017 11:31 AM
    After battling efforts this fall to lower the renewable fuels mandate, Iowa political and industry leaders expressed mixed emotions with the new standard set for blending ethanol and biodiesel in the nation's fuel supply. 

  • Wednesday, November 22, 2017 11:44 AM
    The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency will provide farmers a $5-per-acre discount on crop insurance if they plant cover crops, a method to reduce nitrates in water, Successful Farming reported. 

  • 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.

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