Stories in Category "Government & Policy"

Fracking lawsuit amid crude shipment changes

Fracking lawsuit amid crude shipment changes

One of the states that has benefited the most from hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is joining a lawsuit against the federal government over a new feder....
Potential GOP Presidential Candidates Talk Ag in Iowa

Potential GOP Presidential Candidates Talk Ag in Iowa

The Iowa Ag Summit was conceived and hosted by Bruce Rastetter, agricultural entrepreneur who also serves as the President of the Iowa board of Regents, b....
Obama Budget Tops $4 trillion

Obama Budget Tops $4 trillion

President Obama launched his 2015 legislative agenda this week to a Congress controlled by Republicans for the first time in his tenure.
Farmers Studying Farm Bill's Commodity Support Programs

Farmers Studying Farm Bill's Commodity Support Programs

Looming deadlines are putting pressure on farmers trying to weigh new commodity support programs included in the latest Farm Bill. And experts say the new....
Senate Passes Keystone Construction Bill, Veto Threat Looms

Senate Passes Keystone Construction Bill, Veto Threat Looms

President Obama launched his 2015 legislative agenda this week to a Congress controlled by Republicans for the first time in his tenure.
Ethanol Industry Bashes Obama for the Stalled RFS

Ethanol Industry Bashes Obama for the Stalled RFS

Politicians and biofuel industry leaders gathered in Iowa this week to discuss the outlook for renewable fuels. Those in attendance wasted little time bef....
Career Profile: Food Security Advisor | Adam Reinhart

Career Profile: Food Security Advisor | Adam Reinhart

Adam Reinhart is an agriculture and food security advisor for the U.S. government's Office of Food for Peace.
Career Profile: Strategy Leader, Biotech Affairs and Regulations | Jim Gaffney

Career Profile: Strategy Leader, Biotech Affairs and Regulations | Jim Gaffney

Jim Gaffney is the Strategy Leader, Biotech Affairs and Regulations, for DuPont Pioneer. He helps to guide new agricultural products through the regulator....
Career Profile: Educator & Agronomist | Catherine Swoboda

Career Profile: Educator & Agronomist | Catherine Swoboda

Catherine Swoboda is an agronomist who develops educational programming for the World Food Prize Foundation. She is an Iowa State graduate with a bachelor....
Obama launches '15 agenda with address and a wink

Obama launches '15 agenda with address and a wink

President Obama launched his 2015 legislative agenda this week to a Congress controlled by Republicans for the first time in his tenure.