Chickens on a farm north of Cairo.

Iowa farm the latest to suffer bird flu's toll

Apr 21, 2015
Up to about 5 million hens will have be euthanized due to the outbreak.
Posted In: bird flu, Iowa, chicken

Outside groups launch ground game in Iowa

Oct 28, 2014
In Iowa, in addition to blizzards of TV ads, outside groups are knocking on doors.
Posted In: Iowa, campaign, canvassers

Apps, fancy combines, and big money: The future of farming is now

Nov 5, 2013
Farmers in Iowa are using technology to improve their crops -- and their bottom lines.
Posted In: farming, Iowa

High prices for corn and land shape Iowa economy, landscape

Oct 9, 2013
How the sky-high price of farmland has reshaped the state.
Posted In: corn, Iowa

Earlier start dates pit state fairs vs. schools

Aug 13, 2013
Tourism industry leaders say early school start dates cut into attendance and revenues at state fairs and other summer events.
Posted In: state fair, schools, Iowa

Cutting government waste by crunching the numbers

Jul 29, 2013
What if you could apply the same techniques to government spending that investment advisers use to pick stocks? A Pew-MacArthur report looks at how states are using cost-benefit analysis.
Posted In: Iowa, public policy

Corn farmers turn to insecticides again

Jul 23, 2013
Farmers are buying more insecticides this season. That’s because one tenacious pest has developed resistance to a genetically modified corn variety.
Posted In: farming, insects, pesticides, corn, Iowa, Monsanto

Texas explosion raises concerns for other towns eying fertilizer plants

Apr 18, 2013
Small communities are fighting to get fertilizer factories to locate nearby. After the West, Texas, explosion, some people who live near proposed plants are reconsidering the risk.
Posted In: fertilizer plants, texas, Illinois, Iowa

Sen. Chuck Grassley: We will go into sequester

Feb 28, 2013
U.S. Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) joins Marketplace Morning Report host Jeremy Hobson to discuss the sequester and its likely impact on the economy.
Posted In: sequester, Obama, Iowa, budget deficit

Campaigns don't help small businesses in swing states

Oct 15, 2012
You might think all that political activity in places like Iowa, Ohio and Florida would be great news for the local economy. But campaign spending isn't trickling down to the local level.
Posted In: 2012 election, Iowa, Small Business