Beth Wessel-Kroeschell Has Introduced a Bill to Re-Fund the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

On Tuesday morning, a grassroots coalition called Iowa Sustainable Agriculture met in Des Moines to call for new funding for Iowa State University’s Leopold...

The Most Extreme Bills Proposed So Far in the 2018 Iowa Legislative Session

As the Iowa Legislature enters its fourth full week in the second consecutive year of total Republican control, the party seeks to continue its...

Weekly News Roundup: State GOP Hires HR Director, Ferentz Goes to War with Neighbors

The Informer’s weekly news roundup, presented in partnership with KHOI community radio. Reynolds Gives First Condition of the State Address Earlier this month, Republican Gov. Kim...

ISU’s Unconstitutional Marijuana T-Shirt Ban Costs Taxpayers Upwards of $343,000

The long saga of two former Iowa State University students' legal battle against the university for prohibiting them from printing pro-pot T-shirts finally neared...

Ames Chamber Members Have Given Over $25,000 to Steve King

The Ames Chamber of Commerce recently refused to comment on anti-diversity tweets that echo white nationalist rhetoric by Republican Congressman Steve King, a recent...

Director Expresses Frustrations, Optimism for Leopold Center’s Future

Mark Rasmussen, the director of Iowa State University’s Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, led a discussion Monday on campus about the future of the...

ISU Agribiz Magnate Roger Underwood’s Social Media Posts Contrary to University’s Commitment to Diversity

Roger Underwood, an Ames agribusiness magnate and Iowa State University philanthropist, is also a major GOP donor and active social media user. Some of...

Wintersteen and Husband Have Given $3,000 to Trump Nominee Bill Northey

Sam Clovis’ nomination to be the US Department of Agriculture’s chief scientist was jettisoned the other week in the wake of news about his...

Weekly News Roundup: Abortion Wait Period Blocked, Audit Questions Leath’s Plane Use

The Informer’s weekly news roundup, presented in partnership with KHOI community radio. State Supreme Court Blocks Abortion Wait Period Last Monday, the Iowa Supreme Court sided...

Who Endowed Wendy Wintersteen’s Ag College Chair?

For years, student activists and other critics of the dominating influence of Big Ag over research at Iowa State University have wondered who's behind...