WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The EPA has approved a new version of a popular weed killer to be used on genetically modified corn and soybeans.
COUNCIL BLUFFS (AP) — Authorities say two Council Bluffs men are suspected of stealing a tractor and abandoning it when it became stuck in the mud.
VILLISCA (AP) — An unknown amount of anhydrous ammonia has entered a small unnamed tributary of the West Nodaway River in Southwest Iowa.
GRUNDY CENTER (AP) — Grundy County authorities say an 84-year-old man died Oct. 12 after being pinned underneath his tractor. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office identified Russell Katzer of Conrad as the victim. Authorities say he was driving on a gravel road when he veered off the road and …
There’s a reason people sometimes refer to Gov. Terry Branstad as “governor for life.”
In a year when attack ads swarm the airwaves like locusts, one political race that has drawn little interest is the one for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture. That may be because nobody expects it to be a close race.
DES MOINES — A legislative panel got an earful of complaints Oct. 14 from citizen activists who claimed state regulators are putting smaller farms at a competitive disadvantage and putting Iowans’ health at risk by failing to adequately enforce standards against large-scale livestock facilities.
Patience might be a key in marketing some of this year’s crop and looking at next year’s crop.
Tim Bruns, agronomy specialist at MaxYield Cooperative in West Bend, compares input decisions for next year to being a race-car crew chief.
IOWA CITY — Some of the biggest fossil discoveries in Iowa have been made by farmers.