Katie Peikes is a Sioux City-based reporter for Iowa Public Radio.
Katie joined IPR in July 2018 as its first-ever western Iowa reporter. Before she moved to Iowa, Katie worked as a science reporter and fill-in host for Delaware Public Media, where she spent two years reporting on Delaware's coast and the region’s poultry industry.
Katie has also worked as a journalist in Utah, where she reported on a wide range of topics including local government, education and the environment. She is originally from Connecticut.
Katie's favorite public radio program is Science Friday.
Across the Midwest, farmland prices more than doubled over the past two years — making it difficult for young farmers to grow their businesses.
Bird flu is an increasing threat to poultry producers and backyard chicken owners. They're preparing for the worst as wild birds' spring migration peaks in a few weeks.
Iowa became the first state to resume high school sports, allowing baseball and softball players to start competing on June 1. The coronavirus has already disrupted seasons for more than 40 teams.
After Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa was rebuked by the U.S. House this week for making racist comments, voters in his district are debating his remarks and whether he should stay in office.