Forest health experts said trees are being damaged from Indiana to Kansas, from North Dakota to Arkansas. Cupped up leaves, the most easily recognized symptom, can be seen in towns miles away from agricultural fields, as well as in nature preserves and state parks set aside as refuges for wildlife, experts said.June 16, 2020 | https://investigatemidwest.org/2020/06/16/weve-got-it-everywhere-dicamba-damaging-trees-across-midwest-and-south/
The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting has been awarded the 2017 Peter Lisagor Award in the online category for the Best Investigative/Public Service Reporting for our story on migrant labor abuses in the field.May 15, 2018 | https://investigatemidwest.org/2018/05/15/midwest-center-wins-lisagor-award-for-reporting-on-migrant-labor-abuses/
Argentina and Brazil may fill China’s soybean needs if China imposes a 25 percent tariff on U.S. soybean exports. And experts say : “China is the world’s largest consumer, and the U.S. is the largest producer, … so they’ll need to replace the U.S. with some other country,”April 11, 2018 | https://investigatemidwest.org/2018/04/11/brazil-argentina-may-fill-the-u-s-soybean-export-gap/
The exemption leaves untaxed for life nearly $630 million in Kansas wind farm equipment, according to the Kansas Department of Revenue. If it were on the tax rolls, that equipment would generate around $82 million a year in additional revenue for the 24 rural counties with wind farms.December 4, 2017 | https://investigatemidwest.org/2017/12/04/rush-to-attract-wind-turbine-investors-leaves-kansas-school-districts-shortchanged/
What does an increases in foreign investment mean for farmers in Iowa? IowaWatch Connection, a statewide radio program, dug into the issue of foreign investment and food security.July 24, 2017 | https://investigatemidwest.org/2017/07/24/podcast-farmland-ownership-in-the-u-s-and-how-it-relates-to-food-security/
The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting is an independent, nonprofit newsroom devoted to educating the public about crucial issues in the Midwest with a special focus on agribusiness and related topics such as government programs, environment and energy.May 4, 2010 | https://investigatemidwest.org/about/
Seresto, one of the most popular flea and tick collars in the country, has been linked to hundreds of pet deaths, tens of thousands of injured animals and hundreds of harmed humans, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency documents show.
Yet the EPA has done nothing to inform the public of the risks.March 2, 2021 | https://investigatemidwest.org/2021/03/02/popular-flea-collar-linked-to-almost-1700-pet-deaths-the-epa-has-issued-no-warning/
In one of his first acts Wednesday, President Joe Biden ordered federal agencies to review Trump-era rules that advocacy groups said harmed public health and the environment.January 22, 2021 | https://investigatemidwest.org/2021/01/22/on-first-day-biden-announces-review-of-chlorpyrifos-spraying-and-farmworker-protections-weakened-by-trump-epa/
For one year, the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting periodically sampled for pesticide drift in five locations surrounded by agricultural fields in Central Illinois, where large numbers of corn and soybeans are planted.
Five air sensors put up by the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting from June 2018 to July 2019 found the presence of pesticides near schools, parks and homes where vulnerable populations live.December 17, 2020 | https://investigatemidwest.org/2020/12/17/midwest-center-sensors-find-potentially-hazardous-pesticides-near-schools-parks-and-homes/
Internal company records show the companies knew crop damage from their weed killer would be extensive. They sold it anyway.December 4, 2020 | https://investigatemidwest.org/2020/12/04/buy-it-or-else-inside-monsanto-and-basfs-moves-to-force-dicamba-on-farmers/