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Investors argue over farmland value

Investors argue over farmland value

WEST DES MOINES – Steve Bruere knows the boom in farmland values has likely ended. But, the question of where farm prices go from here is still an unknown.

January 28, 2015 7:30 am(0)
Politicians educating politicians, about renewable fuels benefits

Politicians educating politicians, about renewable fuels benefits

DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad and other Iowa officials joined forces with ag organizations and supporters of the renewable fuels industry to launch a campaign to educate presidential candidates about the benefits of biofuels.

January 28, 2015 7:00 am(0)
Rural communities add high speed

Rural communities add high speed

MANNING — An agribusiness located several miles out of this rural Carroll County town relies on its access to reliable, high-speed internet.

January 28, 2015 4:00 am Photos

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Branstad proposal may face familiar opposition

Branstad proposal may face familiar opposition

CEDAR RAPIDS — It has a new name and broad support from the health care, education, public safety, economic development, agriculture and telecommunications industries, but Gov. Terry Branstad’s broadband initiative may face the same hurdles that scuttled it last year.

January 28, 2015 3:00 am(0)

Reform proposal would end farmer-friendly 1031 exchanges

WEST DES MOINES – Proposals for federal tax reform scare Dave Brown.

January 28, 2015 12:00 am(0)

President Obama proposes national broadband initiative

CEDAR FALLS — President Barack Obama praised Cedar Falls as a small town doing big things during his Jan. 14 stop at Cedar Falls Utilities to announce a new broadband proposal ahead of his State of the Union address.

January 27, 2015 4:34 pm(0)

Expect spring seasonal price pattern to hold

Farmers should expect more limited price bounces for corn and soybean this spring.

January 27, 2015 3:39 pm(0)

Fallout of Deere lay off signals concern, company suppliers announce plans to scale back, diversify

WATERLOO (AP) — When John Deere put 462 workers on indefinite layoff, it sent a signal to some of the company’s suppliers they, too, might have to scale back their employment rolls.

January 27, 2015 2:25 pm(0)

Deere to lay off 910 across Iowa, Illinois

Deere & Co. announced Jan. 23 that it will lay off more than 900 employees in Iowa and Illinois as it continues to match production levels with market demand. 

January 27, 2015 2:27 pm(0)
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