Anna Casey/Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting, “Pesticide Buffer Zones Crop Up in other States but None in Midwest,”, January 18, 2018.

Daniel Charles, “Monsanto Attacks Scientists After Studies Show Trouble For Weedkiller Dicamba,” Iowa Public Radio, October 26, 2017.

Rene Ebersole, “Did Monsanto Ignore Evidence Linking Its Weed Killer to Cancer?” The Nation, October 12, 2017.

Madeline Ostrander, “The Grain That Tastes Like Wheat, but Grows Like a Prairie Grass,” The Nation, October 12, 2017.

Johnathan Hettinger/Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting, “Complaints Surge About Weed Killer Dicamba’s Damage To Oak Trees,”, October 11, 2017.

Donnelle Eller, “Iowa has world’s largest cereal plant, but state’s farmers lack market for oats,” Des Moines Register, October 5, 2017.

Danny Hakim, “Monsanto’s Weed Killer, Dicamba, Divides Farmers,” New York Times, September 21, 2017.

Stephanie Strom, “Traces of Controversial Herbicide Are Found in Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream,” New York Times, July 25, 2017.

Mike Kilen, “Iowa’s oak trees are sick, and some say farm chemicals are to blame,” Des Moines Register, June 7, 2017.

Art Cullen, 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning editorials for the Storm Lake Times, “For editorials fueled by tenacious reporting, impressive expertise and engaging writing that successfully challenged powerful corporate agricultural interests in Iowa.”

Brady Dennis, “Facing pressure, more schools scramble to confront dangers of lead in water,” Washington Post, April 30, 2017.

Donnelle Eller, “Nitrates in the water may be more harmful than we thought,” Des Moines Register, September 29, 2016.

Luke Runyon, “How Are Nitrates Ending Up In Drinking Water Supplies?” Iowa Public Radio, September 19, 2106.

Tana Gam-ad, Olivia Fabos Martin and Sarah Stortz, “Consistency Lacking In Iowa High Schools When It Comes To Teaching Climate Change,” Special IowaWatch-Cedar Falls Tiger Hi-Line report, April 22, 2016.

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