Farm Wetlands

News: Iowa getting $3 million for wetland enhancement projects

The Gazette: Iowa getting $3 million for wetland enhancement projects Excerpt: The USDA announced Thursday it is awarding $44.6 million through its Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership to support 10 wetland enhancement projects in Iowa and 11 other states. The $3 million awarded to Iowa is being used to create wetlands covering 580 acres in the […]

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 […]

Farming

What is the Renewable Fuel Standard?

Much has already been made this election cycle but it is vital as candidates from all political spectrums make comments on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) that facts lead the conversation. It is important first to understand the history of climate protection law. The RFS began in the Energy Policy Act of 2005 as a […]