FAIRFIELD, Iowa — Small family operated dairy farms with cows freely grazing on verdant pastures are going out business as large confined animal operations with thousands of animals lined up in assembly-line fashion are expanding into the organic market.
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DES MOINES, Iowa — An Iowa-based utility submitted plans Wednesday for a massive wind turbine project that would be the nation’s first investor-owned electric utility to generate all of its customer demand from wind energy.
DES MOINES, Iowa — Pork industry experts say U.S. consumers shouldn’t worry about a bacon shortage.
The reassurance comes amid news that demand for bacon depleted frozen pork belly supplies in the U.S. to a record low for December. Pork bellies are the cut of the hog from which bacon is derived.
DES MOINES, Iowa — Amid a massive frozen foods recall involving millions of packages of fruits and vegetables that were shipped to all 50 U.S. states, Canada and Mexico, authorities who want to stem the listeria-linked illnesses and deaths worry it’ll be difficult to get consumers to dig through their freezers and check for products they may have bought as far back as 2014.
DES MOINES, Iowa — A government wildlife researcher has found that rabbits and skunks can become infected with the bird flu virus and shed it enough to infect ducks offering scientists one more clue about how bird flu may move in the environment and spread between farms, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.