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  • Conference focuses on preventing human trafficking and abuse
    The “Iowa Preventing Abuse” conference opens tomorrow in Cedar Rapids. Preventing Abuse Foundation president, Tony Nassif, says they will focus on several points. “One, the human trafficking, child abduction/exploitation, drug cartels, the border crisis and basically protecting women, children and families,” Nassif says. He says the conference has a couple of goals: “We’re going to […]

  • Researchers try to deal with spread of pork virus through feed
    A deadly virus that’s driving up pork prices as it’s wiped out as many as one in every ten piglets in Iowa in the past year can be spread through hog feed, according to new research. Dr. Scott Dee, the study’s lead author and research director at Minnesota’s Pipestone Veterinary Services, says they were stunned […]

  • New device helps patients with heart disease improve their condition
    Doctors with University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City and Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines are touting the success of a relatively new device for heart patients who have run out of options. It’s call a left ventricular assist device or LVAD. Sixty-eight-year-old John Hilding of Des Moines had advanced heart failure […]

  • Fed Reserve Bank finds caution among farmers over economics of 2015
    A survey of Midwestern agricultural lenders conducted by the Federal Reserve Bank finds plenty of wary farmers across Iowa and the region. Nathan Kauffman, with the Omaha branch office of the Fed’s 7-state 10th District, says not too many farmers and livestock producers are worried about this year, but 2015 is another matter. “Thinking about […]

  • Iowa corn maze honors TV weatherman Al Roker
    An eastern Iowa farm family that creates a corn maze every year has put a little different twist on their design this year. The maze in rural Benton County features TV weatherman Al Roker in honor of his 60th birthday today. Karen Peterson is one of the owners of Bloomsbury Farm in Atkins, and says […]

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