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 […]

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News: Iowa Expands Accessibility Through Electronic Voter Registration

Caffeinated Thoughts: Iowa Expands Accessibility Through Electronic Voter Registration Excerpt Iowans will have an easier way to register to vote and update their registration information thanks to the new electronic voter registration system unveiled Monday by Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate. The system is housed on the Iowa Department of Transportation’s website, available for […]

Iowa Farming

News: Iowa farmers bust bins with record corn and soybean crops

Quad City Times: Iowa farmers bust bins with record corn and soybean crops Excerpt Iowa farmers busted the bins in 2015, setting records in production of both corn and soybeans, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s final crop production report. Iowa’s corn production for 2015 is estimated at 2.51 billion bushels, which beats the […]

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 […]

School

News: Does It Pay To Pay Teachers $100,000?

NPR: Does It Pay To Pay Teachers $100,000? Excerpt But their real-life counterparts aren’t getting rich, either. The average pay for a teacher in the United States? About $56,000, usually higher in urban districts, lower in rural ones. Add the fact that salaries fell in recent years, and it’s probably no surprise that more teachers […]