CEDAR RAPIDS — U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack has landed a spot on the Energy and Commerce Committee, the oldest standing committee in the House and a key assignment because of its far-ranging jurisdiction.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The USDA is publishing a rule that outlines how it will improve the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), one of its largest conservation programs.
Snow, ice and wind chills cause many dangerous challenges around a farm, from power outages to power surges.
AMES — It was no surprise when officials at the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University revealed the results of the school’s annual land values survey. It showed Iowa farmland values dropping an average of $773, or 8.9 percent, in the past year, to a new value …
WILMETTE, Ill. — The Illinois Cuba Working Group (ICWG) said it is pleased with President Barack Obama’s actions to improve trade and business relations with Cuba.
Midwestern farmers may have reason for optimism after years of pushing for expanded trade with Cuba.
‘Twas the night before Christmas,
MINBURN — Harold Hill pulls a Christmas tree into the bagger and tugs.
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), a residential structure fire is reported every 85 seconds in the United States. A civilian is injured by fire every 33 minutes, and a person loses their life in a fire every 2 hours and 42 minutes.
The corn and soybean markets continue their range-bound trading. Ken Jolliffe, a commodity broker with BIS Commodities based in Cedar Rapids, says the March corn futures contract traded in a range from $3.75 to $4 and beans $10 to $10.60.