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  • Iowa Fertilizer Plant the focus of tonight’s gubernatorial debate
    The fertilizer plant under construction in southeast Iowa was a major point of contention during this evening’s debate between the two major party candidates for governor. The incumbent, Republican Terry Branstad, defended his administration’s decision to award $110 million worth of state incentives to the Egyptian company that’s building the plant near Wever. “We’re very proud of […]

  • USDA awards $15.7 million in grants for conservation exploration
    The USDA has awarded new grants to universities and organizations in Iowa and 30 other states that are working to develop new conservation methods. “Farmers want to know how to deal with the variations of weather that they’re beginning to see — the more intense storms, the longer droughts, the occasional flood or the tornado […]

  • Hawkeyes look for turnaround on the road
    The Iowa Hawkeyes will try to turn their season around with a visit to Pitt. The Panthers are 3-0 and have the fourth ranked ground attack in the country. “Pitt has not had to throw the ball, they are not throwing for much right now, and there’s a reason, they haven’t had to,” according to […]

  • Humane Society responds to ‘anti agriculture’ claim
    An official with the Humane Society of the United States is responding to recent criticism that the animal rights organization is “anti-agriculture.” Joe Maxwell, the vice president for outreach with the HSUS, says they have many thousands of members in Iowa and across the region. “The Humane Society of the United States is not trying […]

  • On effort to defeat Islamic State, Harkin asks: ‘Where are the Saudis?’
    Senator Tom Harkin says his “yes” vote this week on a federal budget plan that included money for arming and training rebels inside Syria was mainly to keep the federal government operating ‘til December 11. Harkin says he needs to know more from President Obama about the mission against Islamic militants before he’d vote to […]

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