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Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

April 7, 2016

RE: Iowa’s Nitrate Contaminated Water I have been following the discussion on our state’s nitrate-contaminated water that comes from runoff of agricultural fertilizers. I listened with distress...

Farmers invest in clean water

Farmers invest in clean water

September 1, 2015

Cost-share funds have been established to implement farming practices to protect water quality. By Katelyn Weisbrod [email protected] Farmers are starting to protect not just the land but...

Laura Schmitt/The Daily Iowan

A chicken peeks under the partician that seperates the chicken from the collected eggs in Eli Bontragers chicken farm. Cage-free chickens, which are given  1- 1.5 feet of space, are housed in barns like this that eventually supply the Univesity of Iowa Campus. Farmers Hen House, the supplier of these eggs, is located in the rural Kalona and gathers eggs from about 35-40 different farms, most of them Amish.

Egg prices jump after flu

August 26, 2015

Avian-influenza outbreak pushes up egg prices across the state. By Ali Krogman [email protected] The saying “don’t put all your eggs in one basket” rings true more than ever for Iowan...

Blight may damage corn yield

Blight may damage corn yield

Ben Marks, [email protected] August 4, 2015

This year, Iowa corn farmers are facing a threat that may cost them a chunk of their yields and could translate to higher prices at the grocery store. Although it is not as scary as it sounds, northern...

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