Agribusiness http://iowapublicradio.org en Espionage in a Corn Field http://iowapublicradio.org/post/espionage-corn-field <p>Last week, the U.S. Government indicted Chinese government hackers on charges of stealing trade secrets, claiming that the espionage has gone too far. When it comes to intellectual property, the internet isn’t the only place the Chinese are looking for U.S. trade secrets.</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 17:11:27 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Lindsey Moon 41283 at http://iowapublicradio.org Espionage in a Corn Field An Annual $1 Billion Loss From Soil Erosion & What an Iowa Farmer is Doing About It http://iowapublicradio.org/post/annual-1-billion-loss-soil-erosion-what-iowa-farmer-doing-about-it <p>The spring planting season is upon us and farmers are racing to get crops in the ground.</p><p>So yesterday morning, host Ben Kieffer hopped aboard a tractor with Jim Sladek, of JCS Family Farms in Johnson County, to get his perspective on the start of a new season and the challenges he faces, including soil erosion. Jim also demonstrated the amazing amount of technology that can be used in farming today.</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 19:14:38 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 40331 at http://iowapublicradio.org An Annual $1 Billion Loss From Soil Erosion & What an Iowa Farmer is Doing About It How Americans Eat with Tracie McMillan http://iowapublicradio.org/post/how-americans-eat-tracie-mcmillan <p>Recent movements addressing the obesity epidemic or industrial agriculture&#39;s dominance attempt to change how Americans eat.&nbsp; Tracie McMillan sets out to understand the American food system from the bottom-up in&nbsp; her book, <a href="http://traciemcmillan.com/books/american-way-of-eating/">&ldquo;The American Way of Eating: Undercover at WalMart, Applebees, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table.&rdquo;</a>&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe asks McMillan where our food comes from and how we can eat healthier.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 19:59:37 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 30616 at http://iowapublicradio.org How Americans Eat with Tracie McMillan Iowa Business Beat: Rockwell Collins Buys Airinc, John Deere Earnings Beat Projections http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-business-beat-rockwell-collins-buys-airinc-john-deere-earnings-beat-projections <p></p><p>Many Iowans work for two companies in recent business headlines. In a nearly 1.4 billion dollar deal, Cedar Rapids-based Rockwell Collins announced it was buying communication system company Airinc. Rockwell Collins CEO, Kelly Ortberg, calls it the biggest deal the company has undertaken.</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 11:57:58 +0000 Clay Masters & Sarah McCammon 27675 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Business Beat: Rockwell Collins Buys Airinc, John Deere Earnings Beat Projections