posted on December 13, 2013 at 5:50 PM
America’s first commercial Christmas tree farms sprouted on the east coast more than a century ago. But the family tradition of harvesting your own holiday flora remains strong across the country.
posted on December 13, 2013 at 12:38 PM
Six men from China including the CEO of a seed corn subsidiary of a Chinese conglomerate have been charged with conspiring to steal patented seed corn from two of the nation's leading seed developers, prosecutors said Thursday.
posted on December 13, 2013 at 11:56 AM
The 2013 Iowa Land Value Survey says farmland values rose 5.1 percent from last year, setting another record.
posted on November 27, 2013 at 9:58 AM
posted on October 18, 2013 at 5:32 PM
The United Nations estimates that there are 842 million undernourished people in the world today. While the number has declined slightly in recent years, more than 20,000 people die every day due to hunger.
posted on September 20, 2013 at 5:42 PM
Whether it’s a hobby developed during the off-season, or an entrepreneurial foray into niche markets, sustainable, self-sufficient aquaponic systems are hatching in some unexpected locations where land and lake meet.
posted on August 30, 2013 at 6:12 PM
Wildfire in Yosemite larger than the city of Chicago and much of the Corn Belt is now experiencing a flash drought.
posted on August 30, 2013 at 11:05 AM
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A former Iowa slaughterhouse manager is admitting his role in a conspiracy to knowingly employ and harbor immigrants who entered the country illegally.
Hosam Amara, former poultry manager at the Agriprocessors plant in...
posted on August 9, 2013 at 5:23 PM
The United States continues to be one of the world’s largest and fastest growing markets for wind power, and for the first time, the Department of Energy reports that wind energy became the top source of NEW U.S. electricity generation in 2012.
posted on August 2, 2013 at 5:15 PM
Farmers have endured the ups and the downs of Mother Nature this year. With snow in May, planting delays due to wet conditions, and a midsummer dry spell, corn, beans, and other crops have suffered. Hay producers also struggled this spring due to...
posted on August 2, 2013 at 2:37 PM
Bags of salad are at the center of the cyclospora outbreak according to health officials in a pair of Midwestern states.
Health officials in Nebraska and Iowa say they've traced cases to prepackaged salad, but they haven't said which brand or...
posted on July 26, 2013 at 1:24 PM
The question of what aging farmers will do with their farms is not a new question. Do you pass it on, sell it, or keep it? Grant Gerlock of Nebraska NET News and Harvest Public Media reports.
posted on July 3, 2013 at 3:11 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The general manager of Des Moines Water Works said Tuesday the agency might be forced to sue the government if state regulators and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fail to limit the nitrate levels that enter...
posted on June 27, 2013 at 5:10 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Experts say Iowa could do more to avoid flooding by limiting how much rain runs into the state's rivers and streams. Stemming that runoff would include moves to tackle climate change and expand grasslands and...
posted on May 31, 2013 at 7:08 PM
Inclement weather systems continue to pound parts of the Midwest and Southern Plains