Tobi Parks' xBk was open only six months before the pandemic hit. A federal grant helped it weather COVID.
Iowa corn and soybean farmer April Hemmes paid double for nitrogen this year. Consumers shouldn’t blame growers for inflation, she said.
Iowa corn and soybean farmer April Hemmes says that for many farmers, "it's like they lost their job and their house all in one day."
Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal checked in with Iowa corn and soybean farmer April Hemmes.
A quarter of Iowans live in a child care desert, and many more struggle to find affordable, quality child care for their kids.
China was the United States’ biggest customer of soybeans, but the trade war changed that.
With the announced Chinese tariffs on U.S. exports, things are looking pretty tough if you’re a farmer, and more so if you’re a farmer in Iowa. Five of the state’s central agriculture products — soybeans, corn, ethanol, beef and pork — would be hit if the tariffs go into effect. And that’s a big deal […]
A new report outlines the challenges the health care system in rural communities faces.
Missouri's would stop tenure for new hires starting next year. Iowa's would revoke tenure for all professors.