On The Radio: Students take part in Iowa High School Renewable Energy Conference


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Read this week’s radio transcript below, or listen to the audio here. This week’s segment recaps a first annual renewable energy conference.

Iowa’s first-annual High School Renewable Energy Conference drew a large crowd.

This is the Iowa Environmental Focus.
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Drought resistant corn put to the test


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Engineered drought resistant corn is being put to the test by this year’s conditions.

Iowa Public Radio spoke with farmers in Iowa and agribusiness companies about how the drought resistant corn is fairing. Some seeds, including DuPont Pioneer’s AQUAmax, have performed well so far.

Listen to the report here.