Stories in Category "Government & Policy"

Conservation Efforts Weather a Legal Storm in Iowa

Conservation Efforts Weather a Legal Storm in Iowa

The 9 to 5 kicked off this week with clean-up efforts in portions of the Midwest. Emergency responders searched through splintered wreckage in parts of Te....
Following New Regulations, Another Bakken Oil Train Derails

Following New Regulations, Another Bakken Oil Train Derails

Faulty axles on a train carrying grain are getting the majority of the blame for a December 2013 derailment in Cassleton, North Dakota.
Axles likely cause of Cassleton train derailment

Axles likely cause of Cassleton train derailment

Faulty axles on a train carrying grain are getting the majority of the blame for a December 2013 derailment in Cassleton, North Dakota.
Cuban Trade Discussions Come to Senate Committee

Cuban Trade Discussions Come to Senate Committee

Praising recent action by both countries, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo this week became the first U.S. governor to visit Cuba since the thaw in relation....
Fracking lawsuit amid crude shipment changes

Fracking lawsuit amid crude shipment changes

One of the states that has benefited the most from hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is joining a lawsuit against the federal government over a new feder....
Potential GOP Presidential Candidates Talk Ag in Iowa

Potential GOP Presidential Candidates Talk Ag in Iowa

The Iowa Ag Summit was conceived and hosted by Bruce Rastetter, agricultural entrepreneur who also serves as the President of the Iowa board of Regents, b....
Obama Budget Tops $4 trillion

Obama Budget Tops $4 trillion

President Obama launched his 2015 legislative agenda this week to a Congress controlled by Republicans for the first time in his tenure.
Farmers Studying Farm Bill's Commodity Support Programs

Farmers Studying Farm Bill's Commodity Support Programs

Looming deadlines are putting pressure on farmers trying to weigh new commodity support programs included in the latest Farm Bill. And experts say the new....
Senate Passes Keystone Construction Bill, Veto Threat Looms

Senate Passes Keystone Construction Bill, Veto Threat Looms

President Obama launched his 2015 legislative agenda this week to a Congress controlled by Republicans for the first time in his tenure.
Ethanol Industry Bashes Obama for the Stalled RFS

Ethanol Industry Bashes Obama for the Stalled RFS

Politicians and biofuel industry leaders gathered in Iowa this week to discuss the outlook for renewable fuels. Those in attendance wasted little time bef....