The latest numbers from Iowa Workforce Development show why many in Lee County support the construction of a new fertilizer plant near Wever.
More than 100 people turned out for yesterday’s invitation-only groundbreaking for Iowa Fertilizer Company’s production plant.
Rural communities face possible cuts to the assistance they receive from the federal government. The House version of the currently-stalled Farm Bill makes deep cuts to some rural development programs.
Congress is not expected to extend the wind energy Production Tax Credit, which means it will expire at the end of the calendar year.
That led a group of lawmakers to go to the House floor, Wednesday, to call on Speaker John Boehner to bring the legislation up for a vote during the lame-duck session of Congress.
Roquette America must pay a $4.1-million dollar penalty to settle allegations that it dumped industrial waste into the Mississippi River and Soap Creek.