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    Tuesday, January 22, 2019 9:08 AM
    A survey conducted on behalf of the nonprofit Iowa Environmental Council found that more than 74 percent of energy efficiency employers in Iowa expect their business to be harmed by cuts in state programs last year.

  • Monday, January 21, 2019 2:36 PM
    While Midwestern farmers have struggled against falling land prices the past several years, a high-quality farm covering 607 acres in Illinois’ Champaign County area sold for $10,100 an acre, Successful Farming reported. 

  • Monday, January 21, 2019 11:13 AM
    Landowners in two western Iowa watersheds are applying nitrogen fertilizer — in the forms of commercial fertilizer and livestock manure — at more than double the recommended rate, causing higher nitrate levels in streams there, according to new research by the University of Iowa.

  • Friday, January 18, 2019 11:35 AM
    A Boone County jury this week awarded a property owner who sued over the construction of an oil pipeline through her property $250,000 following a nearly weeklong trial in which she challenged the pipeline’s use of eminent domain.

  • Friday, January 18, 2019 11:33 AM
    Farm Service Agency offices have reopened temporarily to offer limited services to farmers and ranchers, the federal government announced. 

  • Wednesday, January 16, 2019 3:16 PM
    Chicago-based Invenergy has finished construction and started commercial operations of a battery storage system developed for MidAmerican Energy near Knoxville.

  • Monday, January 14, 2019 11:08 AM
    After the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced last week that a series of farm reports would be delayed by the ongoing partial government shutdown, ag watchers anxious for crop updates turned to private crop forecasters -- but say it is difficult to replace what the USDA provides, reports Reuters.

  • Fueling Growth
    Friday, January 11, 2019 6:00 AM
    Ames-based Renewable Energy Group saw its stock price more than double in 2018, from the $11 range to $25-plus. At one point in the past year, it hit $31. At the end of the year, interim President and CEO Randy Howard prepared to turn over those positions to former Andeavor and BP executive Cynthia “CJ” Warner.

  • Thursday, January 10, 2019 3:09 PM
    A new boot camp presented in Newton is ready to serve beginning farmers who struggle to acquire their own land. The Farmland Access Bootcamp on Feb. 9, a partnership between Renewing the Countryside and Practical Farmers of Iowa,

  • Wednesday, January 9, 2019 3:17 PM
    Iowa ethanol plants produced a record 4.35 billion gallons in 2018, up from 4.2 billion the year before. 

    Wednesday, January 9, 2019 2:07 PM
    U.S. District Judge James Gritzner has thrown out a 2012 Iowa law supported by livestock interests that was intended to stop undercover investigations of animal cruelty at confinements. 

  • Tuesday, January 8, 2019 2:27 PM
    The Iowa AgriTech Accelerator is taking applications from early-stage startups seeking to join its third cohort, the accelerator announced today. 

  • Tuesday, January 8, 2019 11:11 AM
    The partial government shutdown is putting a kink in the Trump tariff payments to farmers, and it could prevent the EPA from approving the sale of E15 by the summer, as promised by President Donald Trump.

  • Monday, January 7, 2019 3:09 PM
    Northeast Iowa’s hills may hold a wealth of mineral riches, IowaNow reported. 

  • Monday, January 7, 2019 11:15 AM
    Brazilian soy farmers face the prospect of more crop failures, a grain growers group said Friday, as a leading agribusiness consultancy revised its forecast for the country's crop this year due to a drought that is hurting fields, Successful Farming reported. 

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