The outbreaks in Hamilton and Guthrie Counties impact over 1.5 million birds, bringing the total birds killed in Iowa to 8 million from nine total outbreaks.
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Robert Wade Chittick, 63, of Williamsburg, was found buried under 10 feet of corn after emergency responders were called around 7:30 a.m. Friday
Gazette staff Agriculture Apr. 5, 2022 5:46 pm
Another case of the bird flu -- the third to strike Buena Vista County and the sixth to hit Iowa this year -- has been confirmed in a commercial turkey flock, officials announced Thursday.
The Gazette Business News Mar. 24, 2022 11:42 am
Sixty percent of Iowa business leaders still say they believe sales will grow in this year’s second quarter, according to a survey from the Iowa Association of Business and Industry -- but that’s a drop from 76 pecent who expressed such confidence for 2022’s first three months.
By Jared Strong - Iowa Capital Dispatch
Agriculture Mar. 24, 2022 10:26 am
The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s cancellation of poultry events has the potential to affect upcoming county and state fair exhibitions, depending on how long the disease plagues the state this year.
Iowa farmers received $243 million in insurance payments for flooded crops from 2001-2020, with $83 million going to five Iowa counties considered “hot spots” for the payments. Instead, that money could have “retired” nearly 12,000 flood-prone acres from farming.
Business News Mar. 18, 2022 7:00 am
Beginning this fall, green 14-ton tractors that can plow day or night with no one sitting in the cab, or even watching nearby, will come off the Deere and Co. factory assembly line in Waterloo.
By Clark Kauffman - Iowa Capital Dispatch
Agriculture Mar. 15, 2022 3:00 pm
In the past 10 years, Iowa’s state legislators have passed four separate laws intended to discourage activists from obtaining jobs at agricultural facilities for the purpose of conducting undercover investigations into the treatment of animals.