Growing Influence: A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Crop Insurance

At least 80 groups spent more than $50 million lobbying over the Farm Bill overhaul of crop insurance. Yet, crop insurance does not ensure more food, an Iowa State University researcher says in this special report by the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting and Harvest Public Media.

Cracks Exist In New Egg Safety Plan Inspection System

The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting finds holes in the system that was to answer concerns over salmonella-related recall from egg plants operated by DeCoster Egg Farms of Iowa. All egg production facilities still are not inspected as required by the plan, the center’s investigation finds.