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Bill Northey heads to Washington

September 15, 2017 The White House has announced that President Donald Trump is nominating Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey to be US under secretary of agriculture for farm production and conservation. more »»

Clay county fair is an Iowa treasure

September 8, 2017 The days are a tad shorter. The kids are back in school. There’s a hint of fall in the air. The season for summer fairs and festivals is nearly at an end. more »»

US pork will now be sold in Argentina

September 1, 2017 Selling American agricultural products internationally makes an important contribution to our nation’s economy. It’s also hugely significant for the Hawkeye State. more »»

Canada is important to Iowa’s future

August 25, 2017 Selling American agricultural products internationally makes an important contribution to our nation’s economy. It’s also hugely significant for the Hawkeye State. more »»

It’s almost harvest time in Iowa Agriculture remains a key part of the state’s economy

August 18, 2017 Since human beings first learned to cultivate the soil, harvest time has had extraordinary significance. In earlier centuries, good crops meant prosperity and security. more »»

Farmers markets are good for America

August 11, 2017 Farmers markets are becoming more common not only in Iowa, but also across the nation. The U.S. more »»

Nothing compares to the Iowa State Fair Don’t miss your chance to sample this amazing annual event

August 4, 2017 If you love a parade, plan to be in Des Moines Wednesday evening at 6:15. more »»

Driving in farm country requires extra care Students get important lesson

July 28, 2017 According to the federal government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, agriculture is the second most dangerous occupation in the nation with a death rate at 22.7 per 100,000 workers. more »»

Trump administration brokers important new trade pact

July 21, 2017 Selling American agricultural products internationally makes an important contribution to our nation’s economy. It’s also hugely significant for the Hawkeye State. more »»

Leaders play vital role in agriculture Their vision and energy keep a vaital industry thriving

July 14, 2017 From the earliest days, the emergence of successful farms and related industries in the American Midwest depended on the hard work and vision of people who played leadership roles in these vital... more »»

Let’s keep our farms safe for kids

July 7, 2017 According to the federal government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, agriculture is the second most dangerous occupation in the nation with a death rate at 22.7 per 100,000 workers. more »»

Attend your county fair

June 30, 2017 Times change. Even so there are a few constants in life. One is the pleasure provided by the county fairs that continue to be a highlight of summer in the Hawkeye Stat. more »»

Century Farms celebrate history

June 27, 2017 It’s more than 180 years since land that is now the state of Iowa was opened for settlers. more »»

Congrats to our new governor Reynolds is first woman to serve as state’s chief executive

June 16, 2017 On May 25, a landmark transition took place in the Hawkeye State. Gov. Terry Branstad resigned to assume the critical international role of U.S. ambassador to Chin. more »»

Grassley shows how Congress should function Study finds Iowa’s senior U.S. senator ranks very high in bipartisanship

June 9, 2017 Iowa’s senior U.S. senator helps counter by the example he sets the disillusionment so many Americans express about Congress. more »»

World Pork Expo is worth a look Event ranks as the world’s largest pork industry trade show

June 2, 2017 The 2017 incarnation of the World Pork Expo gets underway in Des Moines Wednesday at the Iowa State Fairgrounds and runs through Friday. more »»

Leopold Center gets a repriev

May 26, 2017 During the recently ended legislative session, Iowa lawmakers faced the need to find ways the state government could spend less money so it could achieve a balanced budget. more »»

2017 legislative session was productive

May 19, 2017 In recent years, control of the Iowa Legislature has been split. Neither political party controlled both chambers and the governorship simultaneously. more »»

Mothers of steel

May 12, 2017 As Mother’s Day approaches, I am often caught up in the nostalgia the day brings, and the notion that mothers have held families together ever since, well, the invention of mothers. more »»

Iowa leads nation in egg production Egg production is big business in Iowa

May 12, 2017 The Hawkeye State has more than 50 major egg producers. The state’s nearly 60 million layers generate a remarkable 14.4 billion eggs each year, making Iowa the No. 1 egg-producing state in the nation. more »»

 
 

 

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