A new group in Cedar Rapids has formed to educate the public about genetically modified organisms. GMO Awareness of Cedar Rapids began meeting in November and is already hosting its first big event: a free screening of the award-winning documentary, “Genetic Roulette,” on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, at the Cedar Rapids Public Library.
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Iowa is moving up in the agricultural world. Preliminary U.S. Census data shows the state has seen increases in ag production and the value of crops and livestock sold, surpassing Texas, Illinois and California in those three categories. Here is more from Iowa Secretary of State Bill Northey’s office:
After the over-abundance of precipitation earlier this season, I’m amazed that my rain barrel is already running dry. I’m told Ames received a good drenching of rain on Sunday and I had hoped it would make its way to Cedar Rapids. Didn’t happen. Now, I’m keeping my fingers crossed, along with other gardeners, that those […]