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Rural America in 2017 Dominated by New President's Policy Shifts

December 29, 2017 | 5 min

2017 may be the worst year for natural disasters. Through early October, 15 weather events each racked up a $1 billion bill and that’s before...

Iowa Entrepreneur: Mississippi River Distilling Company

Iowa Entrepreneur: Mississippi River Distilling Company

December 22, 2017 | 13 min

Brothers Ryan and Garrett Burchett learned about entrepreneurship by working in a family business in their childhood. They’ve now started a business of their own in one of Iowa’s top tourist towns.

Iowa Entrepreneur: RMA Armament

Iowa Entrepreneur: RMA Armament

December 22, 2017 | 13 min

While serving in the Marines, Blake Waldrop lost a friend that was killed in combat. That military experience would later sent him on a rocky journey towards entrepreneurship, manufacturing military grade armor.

Market to Market (December 22, 2017)

Market to Market (December 22, 2017)

December 22, 2017 | 27 min

Runners hit the final hurdle on a much needed infusion of disaster cash. Removing recourse for farmers and ranchers at the packing house door. A community college creates a holiday staple in the classroom. Market analysis with Tomm Pfitzenmaier.

Market Plus: Tomm Pfitzenmaier (December 22, 2017)

Market Plus: Tomm Pfitzenmaier (December 22, 2017)

December 22, 2017 | 15 min

Market analyst Tomm Pfitzenmaier discussing the commodity markets with host Paul Yeager in a special web-only feature.

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The Christmas Staple Goes Into the Classroom

December 22, 2017 | 5 min

According to the American Christmas Tree Association, nearly 80 percent of U.S. households – about 94 million homes –have a Christmas tree this...

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Senate Stalls Disaster Aid for Hurricane and Wildfire Victims

December 22, 2017 | 3 min

As consumers wrap up the holiday season, Congress was making its final sprint to pass legislation before heading out for the holiday recess. Lawmaker...

Rep. John Forbes (D - Urbandale) and Gerd Clabaugh

Rep. John Forbes (D - Urbandale) and Gerd Clabaugh

December 22, 2017 | 27 min

Marijuana and opioids mixed with politics could be hot button issues at the Statehouse in 2018. We dive deeper with State Representative John Forbes...

Iowa Entrepreneur:RMA Armament & Mississippi River Distilling Company

Iowa Entrepreneur: RMA Armament & Mississippi River Distilling Company

December 22, 2017 | 27 min

Learn how one man’s military experience sent him on a rocky journey towards manufacturing military grade armor, and meet two brothers who learned about entrepreneurship by working in a family business.

USDA Sued After Dropping New Fair Practices Rules

USDA Sued After Dropping New Fair Practices Rules

December 21, 2017 | 2 min

The herbicide glyphosate got a reprieve from the EPA this week. A draft of its final report revealed the active ingredient in the popular weed killer...

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Technology Provides New Opportunities for Learning in Iowa Schools

December 19, 2017 | 7 min

Technology has rapidly changed how we work, communicate and organize our lives. In many ways we are more connected, informed, productive and...

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How Is Technology Transforming Teaching & Classrooms in Iowa?

December 19, 2017 | 7 min

Technology has rapidly changed how we work, communicate and organize our lives. In many ways we are more connected, informed, productive and...