Iowa

5:00am

Tue April 30, 2013
Agriculture

This Little Piggy Has A Market Niche

When these baby pigs get bigger, Iowa farmer Randy Hilleman will move them from this nursery to an open-ended hoop house where they can move between indoors and out.
Amy Mayer Harvest Public Media

The pork business certainly has its challenges. Hog farmers continually grapple with high feed prices, environmental hiccups and criticism from animal welfare groups.

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12:45pm

Mon April 29, 2013
U.S.

With Or Without Overhaul, Immigration Lawyers In Short Supply

Originally published on Mon April 29, 2013 3:48 pm

People attend a legal clinic for deferred action applicants in New York in August. Immigration attorneys say demand for their services outstrips the nation's supply of trained immigration lawyers.
Richard Drew AP

With immigration a hot-button issue in Washington, some version of immigration reform is likely this year. Even so, immigrant activist Sandra Sanchez concedes that the country might not be ready for an overhaul of its immigration laws.

Sanchez, director of the American Friends Service Committee Iowa's Immigrants Voice Program, doesn't mean that in political terms, but in practical ones. "We need to be prepared for the wave of millions of potential applicants that will be needing ... legal services," she says. "And we will not have enough resources to serve them."

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3:59pm

Mon April 8, 2013
Business

One Manufacturing Giant Creates Winners And Losers

Originally published on Mon April 8, 2013 7:59 pm

Electrolux's new plant in Memphis, Tenn., is the Swedish appliance company's most modern and high-tech facility. The factory will open this summer while an Electrolux plant in Quebec, Canada, is being shuttered.
Andrea Hsu NPR

The United States lost close to 6 million manufacturing jobs between 2000 and 2009. Now, slowly, some of those jobs are coming back. Over the past three years, the U.S. economy has gained a half-million manufacturing jobs.

But even with the manufacturing recovery, there are both winners and losers — and sometimes they're created by the same company.

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5:39am

Mon April 8, 2013
Animals

African Leopard Tortoise Cashew Was Never Stolen

Originally published on Mon April 8, 2013 8:09 am

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6:00am

Wed March 6, 2013
Agriculture

Health Insurance Unknowns Loom For Farmers As Affordable Care Act Approaches

Marilyn Andersen, who raises angora goats and llamas for wool near Story City, Iowa, is one of many farmers and ranchers entering the individual health insurance marketplace.
Amy Mayer Harvest Public Media

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