Agricultural interests cheered a court ruling that sided with drainage districts in a lawsuit filed over nitrates that flow into drinking water of half a million residents in the Des Moines area. The Iowa Supreme Court ruling was issued today on four certified questions of law that the Court received from the U.S. District Court […]
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By Cindy Hadish/for Edible Iowa River Valley magazine Kim Burnett-Hanssen is passionate about local foods, but can do without the chaos sometimes found at large farmers markets. “I work nights and I’m not a big crowd person,” said Burnett-Hanssen, a communications specialist at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. When she heard about the […]
Just love this new statewide program coming from the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines. The zoo is teaming up with 10 organizations to introduce Plant.Grow.Fly., a conservation effort to bring back native pollinators. Through Plant.Grow.Fly., Iowans are encouraged to plant pollinator habitat in yards, schools and businesses.
FAIRFIELD – Just last month, officials announced that Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive beetle that destroys ash trees, was found in Burlington. Now comes confirmation of an infestation in Fairfield. Local information about Emerald Ash Borer can be found on the Trees Forever website. Iowa agencies released the following today,
A new program launching this month seeks to ensure that all Iowans have regular access to safe and nutritious food. The Cultivate Iowa campaign, which debuts April 19, is an initiative of the Iowa Food Systems Council’s Food Access and Health Work Group, with