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February 20, 2017
Known for political temperance, Iowa moves sharply right
After decades as the crossroads of prairie populists and checkbook conservatives, Iowa has suddenly become solidly Republican ...
February 08, 2017
USDA says removal of animal welfare records not final
The Agriculture Department says "adjustments may be made" in its decision to remove animal welfare inspection reports, ...
January 17, 2017
Vilsack takes job with dairy industry after leaving USDA
Former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is taking a job at the U.S. Dairy Export Council. The group is a nonprofit that ...
January 13, 2017
Vilsack leaving USDA early, no Trump replacement named
Secretary Tom Vilsack left the Agriculture Department a week before his tenure ends and before President-elect Donald Trump ...
December 15, 2016
Feds deny leases for Minnesota mine; company to press ahead
Two longstanding mineral rights leases that are critical for a proposed large underground copper-nickel mine upstream from ...
December 14, 2016
USDA rules would aim to protect livestock, poultry producers
With a little more than a month left in the Obama administration, the Agriculture Department on Wednesday announced new rules ...
December 07, 2016
Iowa Gov. Branstad is Trump's pick for ambassador to China
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, the incoming Trump administration's pick for ambassador to China, has long promoted his state's ...
December 02, 2016
Workers: Sexual harassment also rampant at Forest Service
Two months after uncovering rampant sexual harassment, bullying and other misconduct at the National Park Service, a House ...
November 23, 2016
Vilsack says Democrats need better message for rural America
No one listened to Tom Vilsack. As agriculture secretary during the entire Obama administration, the former Iowa governor has ...
October 31, 2016
Plan unveiled to protect vast swath of Western US sagebrush
Federal officials on Monday released an ambitious wildfire-fighting and restoration plan to protect a wide swath of sagebrush ...
September 13, 2016
US complains of unfair government aid for Chinese farmers
The Obama administration lodged a complaint Tuesday against China at the World Trade Organization alleging excessive ...