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  • 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. 

  • Monday, January 7, 2019 11:14 AM
    Iowa farmers ready to take advantage of the Hemp Farming Act can’t do so until the partial federal government shutdown lifts, reports Radio Iowa. 

  • Friday, January 4, 2019 2:15 PM
    Mike Gauss has been named president of Kent Nutrition Group. He replaces John Thorpe, who has been promoted to president and chief operating officer of parent company Kent Corp.

  • Thursday, January 3, 2019 3:32 PM
    Barring a breakthrough between the White House and Congress, the partial federal government shutdown will likely force the USDA to delay next week’s release of potentially market-moving reports, reported Successful Farming.

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