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Iowa Should Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol

The Iowa Capitol

by Senator Joe Bolkcom Ending Iowa Marijuana Prohibition will reduce harm to residents, save tax dollars, and create Iowa jobs, businesses and additional revenue (Des Moines) State Senator Joe Bolkcom of Iowa City today announced he is preparing legislation to end marijuana prohibition in Iowa. “Marijuana prohibition in Iowa has failed and we need a […]

European Commission approves U.S. soybean use

DES MOINES – The European Commission recently announced that conservation practices required for U.S. soybean production meet EU sustainability standards, and biodiesel produced from documented soybeans can now be used in the EU. Governor Reynolds released the following statement today, “This is great news for our soybean farmers by adding stability with the expansion of […]

Courses for Beginning and Advanced Beekeepers Scheduled Across the State

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship today encouraged Iowans interested in beekeeping to consider enrolling in one of the 38 beekeeping schools that will be held around the state in 2019. The courses are for both the beginner and advanced beekeeper. “A great variety of beekeeping courses are available across […]

Iowa’s High School Graduation Rate remains #1 in the nation

DES MOINES – Governor Kim Reynolds released the following statement after new figures released by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics show Iowa’s high school graduation rate remains the highest in the nation with 91 percent. “Once again, Iowa is leading the nation when it comes to students graduating high school,” […]

Rep. Brink Sworn into the Iowa House

Rep. Holly Brink (R-Oskaloosa) is seen here taking the oath of office in the Iowa House chamber as the 88th General Assembly. (submitted photo)

(DES MOINES)— Rep. Holly Brink (R-Oskaloosa) is seen here taking the oath of office in the Iowa House chamber as the 88th General Assembly kicked off Monday at the Capitol. During the session, Rep. Brink can be reached at holly.brink@legis.iowa.gov or through the House switchboard at (515) 281-3221. The swearing in ceremony of all 100 […]

Reynolds Delivers Condition Of The State Address

Reynolds: The Time Is Now DES MOINES – Gov. Reynolds will deliver her Condition of the State Address today at 10:00 a.m. Below are her remarks as prepared for delivery: Mr. Lt. Governor, Mr. President, Madam Speaker, legislative leaders, senators, representatives, justices, judges, elected officials, distinguished guests, family, friends, my fellow Iowans: The job of […]

Johnston Woman Charged with Insurance Fraud

Des Moines – Almedina Suljic, age 24, of Johnston was charged with one count of Insurance Fraud – Presenting False Information (Class D Felony) following an investigation by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau. The charges against Suljic stem from an investigation that began in September 2018. It is alleged that Suljic submitted a fraudulent […]

IOWA’S POPULATION GROWS 3.6 PERCENT SINCE 2010

DES MOINES — The population of Iowa has grown by 109,273 people, or 3.6 percent, since 2010, according to new estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. The 2018 estimated overall population of Iowa is now 3,156,145 people, ranking Iowa at 31st in the nation for size. “Iowa’s increase in population since 2010 can be attributed […]

NAIG HIGHLIGHTS ANIMAL DISEASE EMERGENCY PREPARATIONS, WATER QUALITY AND RENEWABLE FUELS INFRASTRUCTURE IN BUDGET REQUEST

Mike Naig

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today requested an additional $250,000 to support foreign animal disease response preparations as part of the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget request. Naig also emphasized the importance of continued funding for the Iowa Water Quality Initiative and Renewable Fuels Infrastructure […]

NAIG COMMENTS ON FINAL IOWA CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION REPORT OF THE SEASON

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. “Iowa farmers have dealt with numerous challenges throughout the growing season, including flooding in northwest Iowa and serious drought […]

       

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