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Livestock Dealer and Four of Its Managers Sentenced in Widespread Pig Fraud Scheme
An Iowa corporation and four of its high-level managers have been sentenced in federal court after law enforcement uncovered a wide-ranging scheme to defraud that victimized livestock producers throughout the Midwest, caused over $3 million in loss, and spanned nearly two decades.
Lynch Family Companies, Inc., of Waucoma, Iowa, also known as “Lynch Livestock,” pled guilty on July 29, 2022, to one count of Failing to Comply with an Order of the Secretary of Agriculture. On February 10, 2023, Lynch Livestock was sentenced...
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Case Confirmed in a Commercial Turkey Flock in Iowa
The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) have confirmed a positive case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Buena Vista County, Iowa.
The affected site is a commercial turkey flock.
Commercial and backyard flock owners should prevent contact between their birds and wild birds. Sick birds or unusual deaths among birds should be immediately reported to state or federal officials...
IEDA Board Approves Assistance for Upper Iowa Beef And Other Established Firms
Today, the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) Board approved awards for three companies, which will assist in the creation of 579 jobs and result in nearly $156 million in new capital investment for the state. These projects are located in Cedar Rapids, Des Moines and Lime Springs. The board also approved innovation funding in support of three startups located in Carroll, Cedar Rapids and Clive.
International Paper to construct steam plant in Cedar Rapids
International Paper is one of the world’s leading producers of renewable corrugated packaging...
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