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Weather Conditions Impacting Grain Quality

Mycotoxin Watch by Region (submitted image)

This year continues the chain of years with unusual harvest conditions driven by rapid weather changes in the latter part of the growing season. In mid-August, crops were significantly ahead of schedule in terms of maturity. Heat and moisture in May and June accelerated the pace of development, to the point that signs of maturity […]

NAIG COMMENTS ON IOWA CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION REPORT

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service. The report is released weekly from April through November. “This run of extremely wet weather has slowed harvest progress dramatically and as a result soybean harvest is now […]

Secretary Pate reminds Iowans to be ‘Voter Ready’ as absentee voting begins Monday

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate reminds Iowans to be ‘Voter Ready’ as the absentee voting period begins this Monday, October 8, for the 2018 general election. Iowans wishing to vote early can download an absentee ballot request form and mail it to their county auditor’s office or vote in-person at the […]

REPATRIATED REMAINS OF WORLD WAR II SOLDIER RETURNED TO IOWA FOR BURIAL

For more than 70 years, the remains of Army Pvt. Donald E. Brown were buried as an Unknown at an American Military Cemetery in France. Thanks to the meticulous work of the POW/MIA Accounting Agency and DNA analysis, Brown’s remains are now coming home to Iowa. Brown, 24, originally from Thompson, Iowa, will be buried […]

2019 Health Insurance Enrollment Deadline Approaches

Des Moines – Open enrollment begins November 1 and ends December 15 for Iowans purchasing or changing their Affordable Care Act (ACA) individual health coverage to become effective January 1, 2019. “As the open enrollment season begins, Iowans should thoroughly research all coverage options. The ACA-compliant insurance market is available to Iowans, however, most Iowans […]

Secretary Pate launches “Share Their Story” initiative for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate launches a new initiative to connect survivors of domestic violence with state and local resources available to them, such as the Safe at Home program. Safe at Home is an address confidentiality program administered by the Secretary of State’s Office. The “Share Their Story” initiative features […]

Naig comments on Iowa crop progress and condition report

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service. The report is released weekly from April through November. “Harvest is making steady progress despite soggy conditions across the state, with 11 percent of corn and 15 percent […]

FARMERS REMINDED THAT FLOOD DAMAGED GRAIN MAY BE CONSIDERED ADULTERATED

Farmers should keep grain impacted by flood waters separate, follow FDA guidelines DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is again reminding farmers that grain impacted by river flooding may be considered adulterated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Grain that has been determined to be adulterated cannot be used […]

Iowa budget closes with higher-than-expected revenue, $127 million surplus

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Tuesday the State of Iowa will end Fiscal Year 2018 with an estimated balance of $127.3 million in its general fund. That’s $95.6 million more than what the Revenue Estimating Conference predicted in March. “We are striving to be fiscally responsible with your tax dollars, and I am […]

Business owners, entrepreneurs encouraged to apply to ‘10,000 Small Businesses Program’

(DES MOINES) – Iowa small business owners and entrepreneurs can grow their businesses with the help of the Goldman Sachs “10,000 Small Businesses Program.” Beginning in January 2019, the program will be hosted in the State of Iowa and is free to Iowa businesses. The program includes curriculum developed by Babson College, recently named No. […]

       

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