FARM BLEAT FFA pride shines through the next generation
I still remember my first trip to the Minnesota FFA Convention in St. Paul. I had packed my black pants, my freshly ironed white shirts and that blue corduroy jacket - the one with my name stitched in... Posted on 4/26/12 at 10:10 PM
Mexico has expanded its ban on United States live bird and egg imports to include the state of Iowa because of bird flu concerns, according to the Mexican Agriculture Ministry on Tuesday.
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CHICAGO - Iowa, the top U.S. egg-producing state, found a lethal strain of bird flu in millions of hens at an egg-laying facility on Monday, the worst case so far in a national outbreak that prompted Wisconsin to declare a state of emergency.
Farmland prices in Iowa, the top U.S. corn and soybean state, are down by an average 7.6 percent over the past six months and 11 percent from a year ago, pressured by lower grain prices and firmer interest rates, according to a survey released Tuesday.
The 2013 butter cow, on display at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, was recently vandalized with red paint. The display, however, was cleaned up promptly and the exhibit opened as usual the next day.
The Iowa egg producers blamed for a 2010 salmonella outbreak have settled a lawsuit brought by a California distributor that lost profits from the foodborne illnesses and the resulting product recalls, court records show.
FARGO, N.D. — A man promoting investments in a sugar beet-to-ethanol project at Grafton, N.D., has resigned as a securities broker with Multi-Financial Securities Corp., after an investor-client complaint. Darrell Duane Smith on March 23 was the main presenter for Energae LP Holdings at a meeting in Grafton, N.D.
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced Wednesday that it had obtained a consent order and permanent injunction against Mark Vanderploeg, formerly of Glendale, Ariz., and three of his companies, including DVC Farms of Minneapolis.
McDonald's has dropped a Minnesota-based egg supplier after an animal rights group released an undercover video of operations at the egg producer's farms in three states. The video by Mercy for Animals shows what it calls animal cruelty including a worker swinging a bird around by its feet.
DES MOINES, Iowa — Gov. Terry Branstad has announced plans for a 10-day trade trip to Asia that he says will include meetings with top government officials. Speaking at his weekly news conference Monday, Branstad told reporters he will visit South Korea, China and Japan. He said the trip will mark his 14th visit to Japan, his third to China and fourth to South Korea.
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