The program, which is in its first year, connects people who have a background in agriculture but no land with the fertile fields along Dows Road east of Cedar Rapids.
Agricultural news, updates and trends from The Gazette.
Last month, the Cedar Rapids City Council approved a resolution authorizing a lease agreement with the College Community School District for a pedestrian tunnel to link the site of the school’s future ag building and the rest of Prairie’s campus.
A $22.5 million funding request for modernizing the locks and dams on the Mississippi River is a “huge win” for Iowa and the Midwest because moving commodities on the river is critical to the agriculture export economy “and is an economic engine for the entire region.”
But more timely precipitation still needed, experts say, before drought conditions can be eliminated.
By Tim Johnson, - Daily Nonpareil Business News Jul. 9, 2021 7:02 pm
U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack announced plans Friday to launch programs to increase competition in the meat processing industry and resiliency in the food supply chain.
Business News Jul. 6, 2021 1:42 pm
The Biden administration plans to issue a new rule to protect the rights of farmers who raise cows, chickens and hogs against the country's largest meat processors as part of a plan to encourage more competition in the agriculture sector.
Business News Jun. 29, 2021 9:57 pm
In February 2017, weeks after President Trump selected Sonny Perdue to be U.S. agriculture secretary, Perdue’s company bought a small grain plant in South Carolina from ADM.
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News Jun. 25, 2021 5:05 pm
Waivers had surged under former Republican President Donald Trump, provoking a backlash from biofuel advocates who argued Congress only intended the exemptions to be short-term relief.