Chronicle Staff

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 and other events was less than shocking – the...
04/14/2015 - 1:01pm
Accentuating the positives Last week’s development regarding the ill-fated 101 housing project came as good news to some and bad news to others. It’s unfortunate that the project became such a divisive issue within the community, but it’s time for everyone to regain a positive attitude as we look toward the future.   ...
04/07/2015 - 3:07pm
Spring safety solutions        Fields throughout Iowa have been buzzing with activity recently in preparation for the spring planting season. Though rains might hamper work this week, farmers will no doubt take advantage of ideal spring weather once the clouds clear off.      An uptick in activity means...
03/31/2015 - 1:28pm
Politics of procrastination   The most contentious issue in the General Assembly has turned into an agonizingly bitter standoff in recent weeks, and it’s time Iowa lawmakers end the political song and dance in favor of compromise.                 The Legislature...
03/24/2015 - 11:01am
Pinching pennies for natural resources   A new legislative proposal has the potential to generate more revenue for much-needed conservation projects that improve the environment and create more wildlife habitat throughout Iowa.      A three-member Senate subcommittee last week unanimously supported a bill that would raise...
03/17/2015 - 11:42am
Lawsuit should prompt more action on water quality        A lawsuit filed last week by a Des Moines-based utility against three rural counties promises to be a divisive issue that could have far-reaching implications on agriculture practices nationwide.      Trustees of Des Moines Water Works voted to...
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