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Branstad will hold ethanol hearing in Des Moines Jan. 23

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Gov. Terry Branstad says he will host a public hearing on a proposal that would reduce the amount of ethanol in the nation's fuel supply. More>>

Farmers fighting cold weather to keep livestock safe

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The frigid temperatures across eastern Iowa have farmers like Bill Ellison spending extra time caring for their livestock. More>>

Low corn price places caution on farmers and ag industry

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A bushel of corn currently sits at roughly $4.12, and according to NASDAQ, that's a price that's been declining for at least the past two weeks. More>>

Sewer blockage dumped waste into Mississippi River in Dubuque

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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says a sewer blockage caused untreated waste water to get into the Mississippi River this weekend. More>>

No small fry: Cedar Falls couple starts shrimp business

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Matt Weichers and his wife wanted to start a business for a long time, and noticed the shrimp business was open in the Cedar Falls area. More>>

Grant Co. deer tests positive for chronic wasting disease

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The state Department of Natural Resources says a deer taken outside the chronic wasting disease management zone in Grant County has tested positive for CWD. More>>

Keosauqua hog farm could now require permit after manure spill

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A hog farm in southeast Iowa run by an Illinois corporation has become the latest battleground between environmental groups, state officials, and modern farming operations that consolidate thousands of animals in confinement buildings. More>>

Iowa plant approved to slaughter horses considering options

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An Iowa meat plant that was approved to slaughter horses has no immediate plans to do so, despite an appeals-court ruling that allowed the company to proceed. More>>

MidAmerican hires Ft. Madison plant to make wind turbine blades

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MidAmerican Energy officials say they have contracted with an Iowa wind turbine blade factory to make all the blades for 448 wind turbines the company is installing in Iowa. More>>

House passes extension of Farm Bill until end of January

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The House has passed an extension of farm law until the end of January as lawmakers try to finish work on a new five-year farm bill. More>>

Branstad, politicians want EPA ethanol hearing held in Iowa

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Iowa's governor and the state's entire congressional delegation are asking the Obama administration to hold a hearing in Iowa to discuss the Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to reduce ethanol production in 2014. More>>

Fla. man working for Chinese company arrested for stealing seed

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Federal authorities in Iowa have charged a Florida man working for a Chinese company with conspiracy to steal patented corn seed trade secrets from two leading U.S. seed developers. More>>

Iowa farmland rises in value this year, setting record

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The 2013 Iowa Land Value Survey says farmland values rose 5.1 percent from last year, setting another record. More>>

Tyson to ask beef, chicken farmers to meet animal welfare rules

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Tyson has decided to expand its animal welfare requirements to its beef and chicken suppliers. More>>

Partially-sunken towboat spilling oil into Mississippi raised

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The U.S. Coast Guard says a partially sunken towboat has been raised from the Mississippi River at LeClaire two weeks after it hit something in the river and took on water. More>>

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  • Hawkeyes to offer student tickets to public

    Hawkeyes to offer student tickets to public

    Iowa athletic director Gary Barta says the Hawkeyes will make any unsold student football tickets available to the general public as well on Aug. 1.More >>
    Iowa athletic director Gary Barta says the Hawkeyes will make any unsold student football tickets available to the general public as well on Aug. 1.More >>
  • Professional Boxing coming to Waterloo

    Professional Boxing coming to Waterloo

    Professional Boxing coming to Waterloo

    Friday, July 25 2014 4:36 AM EDT2014-07-25 08:36:18 GMT
    A Waterloo boxer says he is putting up 100 percent of his own money to promote a big night of professional boxing Saturday night August 2nd at the Five Sullivan Brothers' Convention Center. Brandon Marks is promoting an 11 fight card featuring unbeaten Greg Sykes, Mike Plazola and national golden glove competitor Kevin Cruz in his first professional fight among others.Marks said, "Because I put the card together it's going to be the best you have ever seen in the Cedar Valley-- It's going to...More >>
    A Waterloo boxer says he is putting up 100 percent of his own money to promote a big night of professional boxing Saturday night August 2nd at the Five Sullivan Brothers' Convention Center. Brandon Marks is promoting an 11 fight card featuring unbeaten Greg Sykes, Mike Plazola and national golden glove competitor Kevin Cruz in his first professional fight among others.Marks said, "Because I put the card together it's going to be the best you have ever seen in the Cedar Valley-- It's going to...More >>
  • Magic sign 2nd-round pick Devyn Marble

    Magic sign 2nd-round pick Devyn Marble

    The Orlando Magic will have all three of their draft picks in training camp following the signing of second-round pick Devyn Marble.More >>
    The Orlando Magic will have all three of their draft picks in training camp following the signing of second-round pick Devyn Marble.More >>
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