GO
Loading...

Enter multiple symbols separated by commas

Iowa

More

  • DES MOINES, Iowa— Bird flu could cost nearly $1 billion in the economies of the two states hardest hit, Minnesota and Iowa, agricultural economists said Monday, and the virus is still spreading. Iowa, the nation's leading egg producer, has lost about 20 million chickens that lay eggs for food use, more than a third of the total. So far the U. S. Department of Agriculture has...

  • MINNEAPOLIS— One of the nation's largest egg producers says it will destroy 2 million egg-laying hens in Minnesota due to a deadly bird flu virus. The development at the south-central Minnesota chicken farm brings the total of affected birds to 35 million in 15 states, with Minnesota and Iowa poultry flocks hit the hardest. The chickens will be destroyed in the...

  • Bird flu saga to limit chicken, egg supply: Sysco Saturday, 16 May 2015 | 2:35 PM ET
    Chicken farm

    Sysco said on Friday that a record U.S. outbreak of avian flu would limit its chicken and egg supply for nine to 18 months.

  • NEW YORK, May 15- Food distributor Sysco Corp said on Friday that a record U.S. outbreak of avian flu would limit its chicken and egg supply for nine to 18 months, based on information provided to the company by its suppliers. Sysco is the biggest U.S. food distributor, whose clients include restaurants, hotels and hospitals. The company is discussing options with its...

  • CHICAGO, May 14- Prices for prime crop land in the central Corn Belt held up better than other regions in the first quarter, but the outlook for low grain prices looked likely to pressure land values and farm incomes further in coming months, according to Federal Reserve quarterly surveys of farm bankers issued on Thursday. But it said a jump in farmland values in...

  • Bird flu found on South Dakota egg-laying chicken farm Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 12:37 PM ET

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D.— An eastern South Dakota farm with 1.3 million egg-laying chickens is the first in the chicken-production business in the state to be infected with a deadly flu virus despite efforts to prevent it, state and farm officials said Thursday. A South Dakota State University lab confirmed the presence of the highly pathogenic H5 avian influenza...

  • Martin O'Malley plans to announce his decision on a presidential campaign May 30 in Baltimore, preparing for what would be a longshot bid for the Democratic nomination. The ex- Baltimore mayor, who has visited early-voting states, has tried to present himself as a champion of progressive causes and a fresh face for liberals hesitant to support Clinton.

  • Why Ted Cruz is wowing some of Wall Street's money-men Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 1:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK, May 14- Presidential candidate Ted Cruz, a Tea Party favorite and leading figure in the 2013 government shutdown that rattled investors, isn't the kind of politician who usually wins a lot of friends among Wall Street campaign donors. Despite the uncompromising rhetoric, Cruz is winning praise from some potential Wall Street donors, including bankers...

  • Cereal maker Post says bird flu squeezing its egg supply Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 5:22 PM ET

    ST. LOUIS— Cereal maker Post Holdings Inc. says a Midwest bird flu outbreak is affecting more of its egg supply. St. Louis- based Post estimates that roughly 20 percent of its egg supply is impacted by the outbreak. The virus began appearing since mid-April in Iowa's chicken flocks, and farmers culled their flocks to contain any spread.

  • *Nebraska becomes 16th U.S. state affected by avian flu. May 12- The fast-spreading avian flu virus was confirmed for the first time in Nebraska, at a commercial egg-laying farm that housed a flock of 1.7 million chickens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday. "Unfortunately, Nebraska has joined a long list of states currently dealing with highly...

  • OMAHA, Neb.— The ongoing bird flu outbreak has spread into Nebraska, and officials said Tuesday they plan to kill 1.7 million chickens on a farm where the disease has been found. The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service said the presence of the illness on an egg farm in Dixon County in northeast Nebraska is the first in the state. "Unfortunately, Nebraska...

  • In Washington, NYC mayor touts national liberal vision Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 12:54 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, fashioning himself as one of the left's loudest voices on economic causes, appeared in Washington on Tuesday to make two stops on his national tour to tout the need to fight income inequality— one with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the other to unveil his national liberal political platform— before meeting with President...

  • The cost of a carton of large eggs in the Midwest has jumped nearly 17 percent to $1.39 a dozen from $1.19 since mid-April when the virus began appearing in Iowa's chicken flocks and farmers culled their flocks to contain any spread. A much bigger increase has emerged in the eggs used as ingredients in processed products such as cake mix and mayonnaise, which...

  • NewLink Genetics shares fall on study continuation Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 11:56 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of NewLink Genetics Corp. plunged Tuesday after the company said it would continue a cancer drug study, disappointing Wall Street's hope for early completion. Shares of the Ames, Iowa- based company fell $13.53, or 26 percent, to $38.61 in midday trading Tuesday. "We have indicated that if IMPRESS does not stop at the interim, investors are likely to...

  • NEW YORK, May 12- In a long-running battle between oil refiners and the U.S. farm lobby over the future of ethanol fuel, biofuel producers may have just made a small, but important dent in big oil's formidable defenses. Over the past few months, privately held retailers Kum& Go and Sheetz have become the first significant chains to announce plans to start selling E15, a...

  • May 11- A strain of avian flu that until now had been found only in the Western United States has cropped up in Indiana, bringing the total number of states affected by the virulent outbreak to 15, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Monday. The H5N8 strain found in a backyard poultry flock in Indiana is concerning to them also. It was also found in captive...

  • UPDATE 1-USDA finds H5N8 bird flu strain in Indiana Monday, 11 May 2015 | 1:59 PM ET

    May 11- A strain of highly pathogenic H5 avian flu that had recently been found only in the Western United States has been confirmed in a backyard poultry flock in Indiana, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Monday. The H5N8 strain in Indiana is the same one that had been previously confirmed in the Pacific flyway, specifically in commercial chicken and...

  • May 6- U.S. fertilizer producer CF Industries reported lower first-quarter profit on Wednesday, with the drop reflecting a one-time gain a year ago from the sale of its phosphate business. Net earnings fell to $231 million or $4.79 per share from $708.5 million or $12.90 per share a year earlier. Net sales dipped 16 percent to $954 million, reflecting the sale of...

  • Bird flu epidemic is bad—and getting worse Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 2:31 PM ET
    The worst bird flu outbreak in U.S. history is taking a toll on the turkey industry.

    Layoffs have begun in the poultry industry as thousands more birds are being slaughtered.

  • *More than 24 mln birds affected by flu virus- USDA. CHICAGO, May 5- The U.S. government approved the use of an additional $330 million in emergency funds to help contain the worst avian influenza outbreak in U.S. history, as infected bird cases soared and hundreds of Minnesota poultry workers learned they would lose their jobs. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack's...