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Iowa’s Unemployment Rate Holds Steady at 2.5 Percent

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 2.5 percent in September. The state’s jobless rate was 2.4 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 3.5 percent in September. “Iowa’s labor force participation rate has steadily increased with 7,900 more Iowans in the workforce since August,” said Director Beth Townsend, Iowa Workforce Development. […]

Fall is Perfect Time for Gathering and Planting Tree Seeds

Fall is Perfect Time for Gathering and Planting Tree Seeds AMES, Iowa – Fall is a great time to enjoy the outdoors, and along with the changing colors, it’s also the perfect time to gather tree seeds. From acorns to walnuts, hickory nuts and more – Iowa’s forests are steadily dropping seeds, and with a […]

Iowa Crop Progress and Conditions Report

Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 2019 DES MOINES, Iowa (Oct. 7, 2019) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Conditions report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. The report is released weekly from April through November. “Harvest is off to a slow start since much of the […]

Fish Processors Need to Follow HACCP Rules

  New publication explains what fish producers and processors must know about mitigating food safety hazards   AMES, Iowa – Fish processors and farmers who are involved with any part of fish processing need to be aware of food safety requirements for their industry. Since 1997, fish processors have been under Food and Drug Administration […]

Iowa Crop Progress and Conditions Report Sept. 23-29, 2019

DES MOINES, Iowa (Sept. 30, 2019) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Conditions report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. The report is released weekly from April through November. “Wet weather over the weekend may keep some farmers out of the fields for a […]

Gov. Reynolds signs overweight loads proclamation for fall harvest

DES MOINES– Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation allowing the transportation of oversize and overweight loads of grain for 60 days during the harvest season. This proclamation allows vehicles transporting corn, soybeans, hay, straw, silage and stover to be overweight (not exceeding 90,000 pounds gross weight) without a permit, for the duration of this […]

Iowa Farm Income Appears Higher, but Farm Values Decline

The Iowa farm costs and returns report compares income and cost data for 600 Iowa producers AMES, Iowa – The “2018 Iowa Farm Costs and Returns” analysis is now available, and despite a slight increase in net farm income last year, farmers saw another year of tight margins and a decrease in total farm assets […]

Iowa Crop Progress and Conditions Report

Sept. 16-22, 2019 DES MOINES, Iowa (Sept. 23, 2019) — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Conditions report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. The report is released weekly from April through November. “Wet conditions along with unseasonably warm temperatures continued across Iowa last week,” […]

Iowa’s Unemployment Rate Remains at 2.5 Percent

Iowa’s Unemployment Rate Remains at 2.5 Percent DES MOINES – Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 2.5 percent in August. The state’s jobless rate was 2.4 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate remained at 3.7 percent in August. “In August, we saw another increase in the number of working Iowans in the […]

Iowa Crop Progress and Conditions Report

September 9-15, 2019 DES MOINES, Iowa (Sept. 16, 2019) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Conditions report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. The report is released weekly from April through November. “An unexpected complex of thunderstorms moved through the state on Saturday producing […]

         

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