Iowa pork industry fighting to keep ASF virus at bay

American pork shipments abroad, amounting to $6.48 billion in 2017, could be at risk if African Swine Fever (ASF) finds its way into U.S. hog herds from Europe and Asia, farmers and officials say.

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Todd Wishman became the Cedar Rapids market president for Bank­ers Trust last October, and brings a sizable amount of commer­cial banking experience with him. The CBJ sat down with Mr. Wishman to discuss the bank’s positioning in the market, his hopes for the future and his interests off the clock.

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Corridor Business Journal’s Women of Influence awards, and we are excited to introduce our latest class in this week’s special edition.

The uncovering of a massive college admissions scandal has put a renewed focus on standardized tests like the ACT. But will it change the high-stakes game?

As the child care crisis deepens in Iowa, Waypoint Services has found a way to help employers recruit and retain workers with children, as well as show appreciation for the support it receives from the business community.

Former pro athlete and Corridor entrepreneur Nate Kaeding sits down with Brandi Mueller of The Overture Group in the latest edition of the CBJ’s Q&A feature, Real Success with Nate Kaeding, presented by MidWestOne Bank.


What keeps Iowa farmland values steady?

April 22, 2019

By Ben Isaacson and Maurie Cashman / Focus Column 
The grain farmer is in the sixth year of declining commodity prices, but the demand for land ownership has remained strong. How do you explain that?

Navigating workplace politics

April 22, 2019

By Scott Rude / Culture Column
Climbing the corporate ladder is a worthy goal. But many of us are more concerned with doing a good job and being rewarded and recognized based on merit, without regard for political artifice.

A silver living to the United Technologies deal

April 22, 2019

CBJ Editorial
The acquisition and integration of Rockwell Collins by United Technologies Corp. (UTC) has caused some anxiety and consternation in the Corridor. But the acquisition illustrates that a bigger and more diversified company in a global marketplace can be more resilient against unexpected market forces.

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