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Bangladesh-based poverty group founder wins World Food Prize

posted on July 6, 2015 at 12:13 PM

A man who created a nonprofit organization credited with helping more than 150 million people out of poverty was named the winner of the 2015 World Food Prize on Wednesday. Full Story

DNR To Do Full Environmental Study On Proposed Hog Megafarm

posted on July 2, 2015 at 4:52 PM

The Department of Natural Resources says it will require a full environmental impact study of a proposed hog "megafarm" in northern Wisconsin. Full Story

Environmentalists Want California to Stop Offshore Fracking

posted on July 2, 2015 at 4:52 PM

Environmentalists Tuesday called on Gov. Jerry Brown to halt plans for months of hydraulic fracturing in the waters off Southern California, warning that it could lead to chemical pollution or an oil spill. Full Story

Iowa farm equipment maker Kinze lays off 215 workers

posted on June 26, 2015 at 2:34 PM

Iowa farm equipment maker Kinze Manufacturing says it must lay off 215 workers as business has slowed because of the impact of low grain prices on farmer purchases. Full Story

4-state pipeline project gets OK for large crude terminal

posted on June 19, 2015 at 2:17 PM

A company proposing a $3.8 billion oil pipeline from western North Dakota to Illinois has received permission for a large crude terminal near Watford City, along with heavy criticism for what some landowners say is arrogance. Full Story

Q and A on bird flu, focus turns to preventing repeat

posted on June 12, 2015 at 3:29 PM

No new bird flu cases have been reported in nearly a week on commercial farms in Minnesota and Iowa, giving government officials, scientists and farmers hope that the worst U.S. outbreak of the bird flu is, though not over, winding down. Full Story

U.S. to import liquid eggs from Netherlands as losses top 47 million birds

posted on June 12, 2015 at 1:13 PM

U.S. to import liquid eggs from Netherlands as losses top 47 million birds
The number of birds impacted by Avian Flu topped 47 million this week, even as the temperature warmed up, slowing the spread of the virus. Nearly three-quarters of the infected poultry were hens. Turkeys and chickens across 21 states have been... Full Story

USDA: Bird flu vaccine not good enough for outbreak

posted on June 5, 2015 at 3:08 PM

A bird flu vaccine doesn't work well enough to approve it for emergency use against the current outbreak that's shaken the Midwest poultry industry, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday. Full Story

Judge rules in favor of 'Field of Dreams' rezoning

posted on May 29, 2015 at 6:08 PM

A judge has ruled that Dyersville officials acted legally in approving a zoning change for a proposed baseball complex at the "Field of Dreams" movie site. Full Story

Bird Flu Costs Reach $1 Billion

posted on May 22, 2015 at 5:38 PM

Bird Flu Costs Reach $1 Billion
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... Full Story

U.S. Gov. Declares State of Emergency in Response to Bird Flu

posted on May 1, 2015 at 7:00 PM

A state of emergency was declared Friday by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad with nearly 17 million chickens and turkeys dead, dying or scheduled to be euthanized due to a widening bird flu outbreak. Full Story

Avian flu outbreaks tops 7 million birds impacted in U.S.

posted on April 24, 2015 at 5:04 PM

Avian flu outbreaks tops 7 million birds impacted in U.S.
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... Full Story

Bird flu cuts into egg, poultry exports in Iowa, Midwest

posted on April 24, 2015 at 4:59 PM

Some international trade partners are declining to buy egg and poultry products from states affected by a deadly strain of bird flu while others are excluding imports only from counties where the virus has surfaced. Full Story

Des Moines Water Works restarts nitrate removal equipment

posted on April 17, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Des Moines Water Works is restarting its nitrate removal equipment as nitrate levels in the rivers used for source water exceed federal regulations. Full Story

Report: Iowa farmland values fell 11 percent over past year

posted on April 2, 2015 at 2:52 PM

A new report says Iowa's average farmland values fell 11 percent over the past year after a drop of 4.6 percent a year earlier. Full Story
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