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  • Tuesday, July 17, 2018 2:05 PM
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released data to U.S. Senate Chuck Grassley of Iowa showing that nearly all the requests from small refineries for an exemption from the requirement to use biofuels were granted, Ethanol Producer Magazine reported.

  • Monday, July 16, 2018 10:52 AM
    Terry Branstad, Iowa’s former governor who now serves as U.S. ambassador to China, advises farmers to take “the long view.” 

  • Thursday, July 12, 2018 11:14 AM
    As Iowa farmers and manufacturers worry about the prospects of an extended trade war, Vice President Mike Pence offered assurances Wednesday that “our farmers will start winning again.”

  • Thursday, July 12, 2018 11:14 AM
    A joint effort between Des Moines-based BH Management Services LLC and Miami-based EcoSystems has resulted in substantial savings of cash and water at an apartment community in Grand Prairie, Texas, according to a release.

  • Thursday, July 12, 2018 11:13 AM
    MidAmerican Energy Co. announced construction of a wind farm project to begin this month in Grundy County. 

  • Wednesday, July 11, 2018 10:50 AM
    Stine Seed Co. of Adel faces a class action lawsuit after the Black Farms and Agriculturalists Association accused Stine of selling fake or defective soybean seeds to African Americans, reports the Des Moines Register. 

  • BY SUZANNE BEHNKE
    Tuesday, July 10, 2018 2:53 PM
     This story from Radio Iowa hooked me as someone who grew up on a green-and-gold John Deere farm. 

  • Tuesday, July 10, 2018 2:47 PM
    The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City reports that farm loan delinquencies were up in the fourth quarter of 2017 from the year-earlier period.

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Monday, July 9, 2018 3:09 PM
    MidAmerican Energy Co. today filed an application with the Iowa Utilities Board for approval of a five-year energy efficiency program that meets new spending caps by utilities on those programs enacted by the Iowa Legislature earlier this year.  

  • Monday, July 9, 2018 11:02 AM
    The city of Des Moines has wrestled with the Dico superfund site along the Raccoon River near Fleur Drive and Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway for better than two decades.

  • Monday, July 2, 2018 3:12 PM
    Despite trade disputes with China, Canada, Mexico and the European Union, the four largest customers for U.S. farm exports, 2018 will be a banner year for overseas sales, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture -- $142.5 billion in exports, the second-highest tally ever, Successful Farming reported. 

  • Friday, June 29, 2018 11:27 AM
    A new survey published by the Iowa State University Extension finds that most of Iowa’s farmland doesn’t change ownership very often, Radio Iowa reports. 

  • Friday, June 29, 2018 11:26 AM
    Alliant Energy’s Iowa operation has dropped a plan to ask customers to pay a premium for existing solar energy capacity after the plan was widely criticized. Instead, its Interstate Power and Light branch will come up with plans for community solar installations that will allow customers to invest and receive benefits, the Energy News Network reported.

  • Wednesday, June 27, 2018 3:36 PM
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday proposed increasing the volume of biofuels blended into the nation's fuel supply by 3 percent in 2019, to 19.88 billion gallons, but it was the proposal's position on "conventional" biofuels that caught the attention of farm state officials. 

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Monday, June 25, 2018 3:10 PM
    Energy sector research consulting firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance reports that cheaper renewable power will mean coal will be largely out of the power generation picture in a few decades, Bloomberg reported. 

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