Iowa had given the company about $20 million through grants, forgivable loans, sales tax refunds and tax credits on the promise that the plant would retain 35 employees through 2024.
Farmers unable to harvest 850,000 acres.
Finkenauer met with plant management and leaders from Iowa's renewable fuels industry.
Ahead of the election, Senator Chuck Grassley reaffirmed his support for Senator Ernst and her efforts to support renewable fuels.
The Mower County Sheriff's Office said it responded to three combine fires, two of which resulted in equipment becoming fully engulfed.
Instead of a straight donation of cash, farmers can give to charity by selling off some of their grain to the Cerro Gordo County Community Foundation
The week promotes and recognizes the importance of farmer safety and health, including making safe decisions and using caution while in the field this harvest season
Local farmers are urging drivers to keep patient and watch for farm equipment as they work on the harvest.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is estimating that 550,000 acres of Iowa corn will not be harvested this fall due to damage caused by the Aug. 10 wind storm that swept across the state.
The waivers were designed to give small refineries some time to adjust to the renewable fuel standards and instead were used by larger oil companies so they wouldn't have to blend as much ethanol in with their gasoline.
The Olmsted County Fair is asking elected leaders to pass the Agricultural Fairs Rescue Act.
Colton Mallet wins bareback bulls at Wisconsin Rodeo.
'“I applaud President Trump for keeping his word and supporting our farmers and biofuel producers.'
Most of us got an inch give.
A lot to track for the week ahead.
Ahead of the start of harvest and colder months, Iowa's Secretary of Agriculture is urging farmers to develop a plan if an increase in demand occurs
Most of us were able to receive half an inch to a full inch.
With COVID-19 restrictions causing demand for produce to plummet, one independent farm is adapting to survive.
Farmers facing low demand and low prices after derecho impact.
Before an unusual wind storm this month, Iowa corn farmers were expecting a near-record crop. About a month before corn would be fully mature and ready for harvest, a derecho blew in from the west with hurricane-force winds that cut a swath through the middle of Iowa.
Chances will be in and out throughout the morning and the day
Drought conditions are worsening.
President Donald Trump has signed only a portion of an emergency declaration to supply federal money to help Iowa recover from an unusual wind storm that struck a week ago.
In a statement released Sunday Reynolds says early damage assessments indicate more than 8,200 homes were destroyed or have major damage and 13 million acres of corn has been lost, about a third of the state's crop land.
Friday night and Saturday look to be the only rain chance for at least the next week
Farmers across much of Iowa are dealing with the heartbreaking aftermath of a rare wind storm that turned what was looking like a record corn crop into deep losses.
On Thursday night, high horsepower tractors and trucks dragged sleds for delighted fans.
The dairy industry is rebounding. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says after a five-year slump in milk prices, there has been a turnaround in recent months. We spent time on the farm to find out how farms are faring in times of uncertainty.
Unfortunately for farmers, this chance for rain does not have the potential to drop more than half an inch.
One influential pork company has received the vast majority of payments from an Iowa program designed to support farmers who euthanized their hogs after the coronavirus devastated their industry.
The 'Beef Up Iowa' program takes cattle from 4-H and FFA participants and processes them at Iowa State University, then distributes the beef to food pantries across the state.
Mystery packages containing seeds arriving from China are being received by people around Minnesota and across the country.
A study released by the U.S. Agriculture Department into the disparity between cattle prices paid to ranchers and the higher prices earned by meat processors offers more details about the factors that have led to the situation.
Sukup Manufacturing is giving employees red, yellow, and green bracelets so employees can better show their comfort level with social distancing.
The USMCA aims to add much needed certainty for Minnesota farmers, businesses and consumers who have faced uncertain trade policies and the challenging coronavirus pandemic
According to Dr. Dave Pyburn with the National Pork Board, this strain of Swine Flu is contained in China.
Ethanol production has increased five weeks straight according to numbers from the Renewable Fuels Association.
This doesn't happen often folks
Some of us saw rain, others saw none
Gov. Tim Walz has signed a bill that stops farm foreclosures until Dec. 1 for farmers struggling with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic who elect to take part in creditor mediation.
We had a healthy serving of rain across the area
The bill being drafted would pay farmers a percentage of the market value of the hogs they euthanize.
The outbreak was at Upper Iowa Beef in Lime Springs.
Vice President spent time with KIMT's Tyler Utzka on Friday in Des Moines.
Two more freezing nights and then we are done
Most people are unlikely to notice the snow that will fall Sunday morning
The next few nights will all feature some chilly temps
What's the difference?
Concerns of potential price fixing.
We're finding out how farmers are faring - as many of them are being forced to dump their milk.
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