Crop Advantage Series To Educate Farmers On Latest Crop Research Information

The 2017 Crop Advantage Series, presented by the Iowa State University Extension, will be traveling to eight locations across the state to educate farmers of the latest information about crop management. The program is scheduled from January 4 to January 26, 2017.

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Cruz Super PAC Challenges Trump to Abortion Debate; Offers $1.5 Million to Veterans' Charities if Trump Accepts

Two of Ted Cruz's Super PACs have challenged Donald Trump to debate the Texas Senator. The debate is to be done before January 31 and if Trump accepts, the Super PACs would donate $1.5 million to veterans' charities.

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Iowa Fast Foods Workers’ Strike On The Day of Republican Debate Possibly To Embarrass President Hopefuls

The Republican Debate is going to be held in Iowa State on Thursday. The fast food workers under the banner of ‘$15 per hour minimum wage movement’ have called strike on the very day apparently due to gain media attraction. The strike has been called demanding immediate implementation of the said minimum wage rate across the country and union rights. However, the demands have already been supported by many Democratic candidates and furnished in their election manifesto.

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Iowa rail line reopens following train derailment, ethanol leak

A rail line in eastern Iowa reopened on Saturday following a freight train derailment that sent three cars tumbling into the Mississippi River, spilling ethanol fuel in the water, Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) said.

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Facebook to build second Iowa data center

Menlo Park, US-based social network giant Facebook announced its plans to build a second Iowa data center right next to its first facility in Altoona which is still being constructed and has yet to start its operations.

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Iowa-based app Bawte helps people organize and create inventory of belongings

Iowa, US-based iOS app Bawte helps its users organize and keep track of all their belongings by creating a catalog that sends reminders about warranty expiry and helps them take care of broken items through its free in-app live customer support service.

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Mississippi's Cal-Maine Foods agrees to acquire remaining Delta Egg Farm interests for $17M

Jackson, Mississippi-based fresh eggs producer and distributor Cal-Maine Foods agreed to acquire the remaining 50% of the remaining interests in Utah-based Delta Egg Farms from Iowa-based Sunbest Foods for a total of $17 million.

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Iowa-based education startup Higher Learning Technologies bags $1M in funding

Coralville, US-based education startup Higher Learning Technologies bagged $1 million from investors in its first funding round to dozens more to its existing mobile education apps this year.

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Bunge North America sells stake in corn-based ethanol plant to Ergon

Bunge North America Inc., a unit of food processing company Bunge Ltd, has put up for sale its remaining stake in Ergon BioFuels LLC for an undisclosed sum. The said stake will be bought by its joint venture partner Ergon Inc.

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Allete buys 3 US wind farms for USD27 million

Allete Clean Energy, a subsidiary of US power company Allete, recently announced its acquisition of three wind farms located in Minnesota, Iowa, and Oregon, for USD27 million.

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