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African farmer delegation touring US Midwest

posted on August 23, 2013 at 3:07 PM

A dozen farmers and business owners from Africa are visiting farm equipment factories in the Midwest to study technology that might help them produce more soybeans and corn back home — while manufacturers in the U.S. are hoping the visit could... Full Story

Weather Dominates Economic Summit

posted on July 26, 2013 at 6:17 PM

Weather Dominates Economic Summit
Iowa producers hear about the gridlock of Washington directly from the Secretary of Agriculture. But it was the weather that had everyone talking. Full Story

Researchers Say Wind Turbines May Benefit Crops

posted on December 23, 2010 at 1:12 PM

AMES, Iowa — The wind turbines that have been popping up across Iowa may be good for the corn and soybean fields that surround them, according to an Iowa State University researcher who collected data from fields around the turbines last summer. Full Story

USDA Fires Iowa Laboratory Workers

posted on July 31, 2009 at 8:07 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa — Federal officials have fired some employees and reprimanded others at a central Iowa laboratory campus after allegations that veterinary credentials were used to purchase low-cost medications for themselves and relatives, a USDA... Full Story

USDA Puts Employees on Leave Amid Drug Allegations

posted on February 6, 2009 at 8:02 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S Department of Agriculture has placed 19 employees at a laboratory campus in central Iowa on paid leave after allegations that some used veterinary credentials to purchase low-cost medications for themselves and... Full Story

National Veterinary Services Lab Pivotal in Avian Flu Fight

posted on August 18, 2006 at 8:08 PM

National Veterinary Services Lab Pivotal in Avian Flu Fight
This week, USDA officials confirmed that two wild swans in Michigan had tested positive for Avian flu. But initial testing ruled out the deadly Asian strain of the virus. The birds were sent to America's only nationally recognized avian flu testing... Full Story

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