posted on May 22, 2015 at 5:38 PM
Iowa, the nation’s top egg producer, and Minnesota, which leads the country in turkey production, are taking the hardest hit for H5N2, also known as avian flu. Estimates released this week assess the economic costs of the virus, at close to $1...
posted on April 24, 2015 at 5:04 PM
The H5N2 virus, often referred to as Avian Flu, was confirmed this week in an egg-production poultry facility in northwest Iowa. Sunrise Farms is owned by Sonstegard Farms of Sioux Falls, South Dakota and the company employs more than 200 people...
posted on February 20, 2015 at 7:00 PM
It’s a morning ritual in Iowa’s capitol city. The Des Moines Waterworks collects samples from the Raccoon River - the primary source of drinking water for half-a-million central Iowans.
posted on February 5, 2015 at 12:32 PM
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 guidelines -- including significant departures from direct payments of recent years – can be...
posted on February 14, 2014 at 6:00 PM
The Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy is being implemented in Iowa to reduce nitrogen and phosphorus run-off from agricultural land.
posted on January 24, 2014 at 5:57 PM
The Obama administration sent shockwaves through the Corn Belt late last year when it proposed cutting the federal mandate to blend ethanol into U.S. gasoline supplies. The plan has drawn sharp criticism from biofuels supporters who claim the...
posted on August 24, 2012 at 7:19 PM
Analysts Sue Martin and Jamey Kohake are joined by Bill Northey, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture and Ernie Goss, Creighton University Economist to discuss the effect of the 2012 drought on rural America.