Archive - 2014

  • Timeless Values Continue to Guide DIS

    posted by Merlin Siefken on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 I have the privilege of working with a team that shares the guiding principles of placing family first, being honest in all of your relationships, having an unquenchable desire to learn, and a commitment to creating value in everything they do. While I enjoy my official role...

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  • 2014 U.S. Pork Exports Volume Continues Ahead of Last Year Despite Recent Declines

    posted by S. Patricia Batres-Marquez on Thursday, December 04, 2014 U.S. pork exports have been facing a series of challenges over the last few months that have resulted in reduced volume of exports during August and September. As indicated by the U.S. Meat Export Federation, higher pork prices by the end of July, Russia's pork import ban...

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  • Mountain West Farm Kid Moves to Iowa

    posted by Spencer Parkinson on Monday, November 17, 2014 Agriculture is in my blood. Always has been, always will be. Why? Because it's a way of life I have experienced firsthand and have learned to cherish, respect, and appreciate the lessons it teaches. A little about me – I was born to a farm family in...

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  • Is a single water quality standard the right thing for Iowa?

    posted by Sampath Jayasinghe on Wednesday, November 05, 2014 Some of our recent work is about water quality in Iowa lakes. Iowa has more than 200 lakes spread over diverse geographic areas. The Clean Water Act says that each state, including Iowa, must specify appropriate designated uses to be achieved and protected. The Iowa Department of...

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  • Agriculture: A Workhorse in South Dakotas Economy

    posted by Michelle Mensing on Monday, October 20, 2014 We all have different skills and interests, leading us to have various types of jobs. It takes a balance of all types of people to keep organizations running smoothly - some people are number crunchers while others are more artistic or hands-on. Decision Innovation Solutions specializes in...

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