April 13, 1990 |
Iowa environmental officials said that a federal agency and a grain elevator operator were equally responsible for cleaning up 12,755 bushels of corn heavily tainted by aflatoxin, a natural cancer-causing toxin. The order from the Iowa Division of Environmental Protection gave the Farmers Home Administration and the Pruess Elevator Co. of Lowden, which purchased the corn, until next Friday to remove it.
August 25, 1988 |
Offers of food, lodging, money and equipment continued to pour in Wednesday for a group of Iowa farmers who have come to Idaho to cut free hay for their drought-starved livestock. Organizers of the hay harvest had worried there wouldn't be enough machinery to keep the Iowans busy, but offers of equipment began pouring into the Farm Bureau office here Tuesday after a Farm Bureau official appealed on television for donations.
June 1, 1987 |
Not far from this old industrial city's downtown is a windowless, block-square building, a weathered red-brick plant flanked by empty parking lots and lifeless stockyards. The virtually unused Rath meat packing plant is a sign of the times in Iowa--hard times that have affected residents of most of the state's cities and towns as much as they have its farmers. Iowa has spent virtually all of the 1980s in an economic depression.
October 23, 1989 |
A paid hunt for wreckage from the July 19 crash of United Airlines Flight 232 near Sioux City, Iowa, was declared over for the year so that farmers could return to the fields. Fragments of the DC-10 engine's fan blade and bearings were found on the Edward Anderson farm near Alta, Iowa, and the landowners will divide a $1,000 reward with the treasure hunter who found them. General Electric said it had hired searchers from Missouri, Nebraska, Minnesota and Iowa to look for clues to the crash.
March 28, 2001 |
All 260 sheep suspected of having been exposed to a form of "mad cow" disease have been killed, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday. Before the flocks were sent to Iowa, four sheep tested positive for transmissible spongiform encephalopathy, or TSE, a disease family that includes bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or mad cow disease, and scrapie, a sheep disease that doesn't affect humans.
October 30, 1987 |
Postville is pretty much a long way from everywhere, except maybe Waukon and Decorah, and even folks in Iowa will tell you that's not saying a whole lot. So the small crowd waiting Wednesday afternoon at Meyer's 66 Cafe for Dick Gephardt to make a campaign appearance wasn't very surprised when Gephardt's advance man announced that the Democratic presidential candidate was running late. Everybody here knows how hard it is to get to Postville. After all, the interstate is 100 miles away.