Posts under Category: conservation

  • IUB/OCA Building Wins National Architecture Award
    [May 1, 2014]

    BY | IOWA ENERGY CENTER Because of its innovative sustainable design the Iowa Utilities Board and Office of Consumer Advocate (IUB/OCA) office building, located in the Iowa State Capitol Complex and designed by BNIM, is a recipient of the Top Ten Plus Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the [...] Read More

  • Central Iowa is ‘Cultivation Corridor’ for Agriculture and Biosciences
    [April 23, 2014]

    BY | IOWA ENERGY CENTER Through a new branding initiative, Iowa leaders are working to develop central Iowa’s image as a premiere agriculture and biosciences hub. Called the Cultivation Corridor, the brand provides a recognizable name for central Iowa’s efforts and resources in agriculture and bioscience innovation. Agbioscience organizations, institutions, and businesses within a 60 [...] Read More

  • New Farm Bill Boosts Renewable Energy, Biofuels, and Conservation Initiatives
    [February 12, 2014]

    BY &  | IOWA ENERGY CENTER After several years of debate, the Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and Congress have come to an agreement and recently passed the new five-year farm bill. The new bill, which accompanies the “Agricultural Act of 2014,” authorizes nearly $1 trillion in spending on farm subsidies and nutrition programs. [...] Read More

  • Cropping System Research Works to Benefit Farmers, Society, and Environment
    [February 6, 2014]

    BY | IOWA ENERGY CENTER Iowa State University’s Landscape Biomass Project studies cropping systems that are profitable for farmers and balance societal needs for food, feed, fuel, energy, and clean air and water. Through this project, researchers are learning how to strategically integrate second-generation bioenergy crops, such as triticale, switchgrass, and trees, with food and [...] Read More