Chronicle Staff

07/28/2015 - 4:06pm
Beating back bird flu      Though we’ve entered into a summer lull, Iowa poultry producers are staring down an uncertain future as the industry continues its ongoing fight against the dreaded bird flu virus.      There have been no new cases of the disease in Iowa since June. However, wounds from its spring outbreak are still fresh. Around 30 million...
06/16/2015 - 4:01pm
Celebrating our dads        Dads across the country will be honored this Sunday on Father’s Day. The annual holiday gives us a chance to celebrate dad the right way and thank him for his years of dedicated parenting.      Our dads are all special in their own unique ways. They’ve watched us...
06/09/2015 - 4:25pm
Budget battle reaches exhausting end        Months of bickering, fruitless grandstanding and pointless partisanship finally ended last Friday when the Iowa Legislature agreed on a $7.3 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The 2015 session had its ups and downs, but it will no doubt be remembered for lawmakers...
06/02/2015 - 1:21pm
Evaluating ethanol's uncertain future        The Environmental Protection Agency ruffled feathers last week after it unveiled a controversial proposal that would scale back the required amount of renewable fuel blended into the nation’s gasoline supply next year. Though alternative energy sources like ethanol...
05/26/2015 - 2:16pm
Poultry show cancellations a tough call, but the right one        The dreaded bird flu virus claimed more victims last week, but this time it was poultry shows at county fairs across the state.      The Iowa Department of Agriculture’s decision to cancel all live bird exhibitions, poultry sales...
05/19/2015 - 10:20am
Celebrate Memorial Day the right way   On Monday millions of Americans will gather to commemorate the heroes that paid the ultimate sacrifice protecting our freedoms and liberties. Memorial Day gives us a chance to reflect on past conflicts while showing appreciation for those who gave their lives, and we encourage you to express your...
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