Iowa Wind Turbines

Iowa Becomes Second Leading Wind Energy Producer

The American Wind Energy Association‘s fourth quarter report states that Iowa now has the second-highest wind energy capacity of any in the nation behind Texas. Iowa now has 6,212 megawatts of wind energy capacity. The state added over 500 megawatts of capacity in the fourth quarter of 2015. The report also states that there is […]

Farming

News: New egg hatchery expected to be operational by early 2016

Quad-City Business Journal: New egg hatchery expected to be operational by early 2016 Excerpt What comes first, the chicken or the egg? When the new Hy-Line North America plant in Wilton’s Industrial Park begins operations early in 2016, it will be the egg. “Tentatively, our first eggset is January 10th,” Ross Greenawalt, hatchery specialist for […]

NET NEUTRALITY

Chat with Richard: Maintaining a Free and Open Internet

Today, you are watching this video on YouTube or Facebook either on your desktop, tablet or mobile device. This is made possible by an internet provider that you pay for service. Last week, after protests around the country, President Obama came out in strong favor and defense of Net Neutrality. I have spoken and written […]

Car Talk

Remembering A Car Talk Brother

It was my dad who turned me onto Car Talk — the famous, or infamous if you didn’t like the show — many, many years ago. Today, I am thankful for that introduction back in our single-car garage in Mason City, Iowa, on some random Saturday one summer. Last week, one of the Car Talk […]

When Markets Start to Fail

When markets start to fail the very group of people they were designed to serve, innovators arrive. That is what has happened to the world’s financial markets. Over the past year, you may have heard about a new “currency,” Bitcoin. I have not written or spoken about it much and that is mostly because I […]

Sept 10 - Net Neutrality

Update on Net Neutrality

Today is September 10, 2014, but it will also be known as the “Internet Slowdown” day. I have oft written and spoken about Net Neutrality and it’s importance in a free and open Internet; which I believe in. The FCC is accepting final comments on rules pertaining to the implementation of new rules on September […]