Jeb Bush spent $2,800 per vote in Iowa and came in 6th

Feb 2, 2016
He outspent all the other GOP candidates in Iowa, but only brought in about 5000 votes
Jeb Bush addresses an audience of supporters on January 29, 2016 in Sioux City, Iowa.
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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.

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.

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.
Ben Albright on his farm in Lytton, Iowa.
Stacey Vanek Smith

High prices for corn and land shape Iowa economy, landscape

Oct 9, 2013
How the sky-high price of farmland has reshaped the state.
Iowa Farmer Ben Albright shows off his corn, which is ready for harvest.
Stacey Vanek Smith

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.

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.

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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.

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.
Smoke rises in the distance about half a mile from the West Fertilizer Company April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. A massive explosion at the fertilizer company injured more than 100 people and left damaged buildings for blocks in every direction.
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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.