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Iowa Leading Indicators Index slips in June

The Iowa Leading Indicators Index (ILII), used by state officials to forecast tax revenues and the future direction of economic activity, decreased 0.3% to...

Higher commodity prices boost ag outlook for 2021

A pair of keen observers closely attuned to the Iowa ag economy — and its tendrils stretching across the nation and around the globe...

Reynolds seeking USDA disaster designation

The USDA has estimated that 3.57 million acres of corn and 2.5 million acres of soybeans in the state were severely damaged by the...

What keeps Iowa farmland values steady?

By Ben Isaacson and Maurie Cashman / Guest Column  The demand for food due to population growth and rising standards of living in developing countries...

Will Year of the Pig be good to Iowa?

Iowa farmers, manufacturers looking for prosperity signals as trade talks continue By Emery Styron news@corridorbusiness.com According to the Chinese calendar, Feb. 5 kicks off the Year of...

Japan offers a boost to corn, ethanol producers

Trade partner opens doors to fuel oxygenate made from corn-based ethanol, such as the product made at the Big River Resources plant in West...

Corn, Black Bean and Tomato Salad

Dress up this summer salad with goodies from the garden.   INGREDIENTS 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained 1 small red bell pepper, seeded and chopped 2...

Iowa’s ag industry looks to build on export strengths

Despite trade & biofuel concerns, Trump seen as ‘net positive’ for ag   By Emery Styron news@corridorbusiness.com “I want a drive-up window in that wall,” says Iowa State...

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