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Gov. Reynolds orders state flags at half-staff in honor of fallen Lyon County Sheriff’s Deputy, Stephanie Schreurs

DES MOINES– Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all state flags in Iowa to be lowered to half-staff on Monday, August 19th, 2019 until sunset in honor and remembrance of fallen Lyon County Sheriff’s Deputy, Stephanie Schreurs. Deputy Schreurs, a 24-year veteran with the department, died from injuries sustained in the line of duty on Tuesday, August […]

Legislators Encourage Local Students to Apply for the 2020 Legislative Page Program

(DES MOINES) – Today, Reps. Holly Brink (R-Oskaloosa) and Dustin Hite (R-New Sharon) released information about the Iowa Legislative Page program and are encouraging area students to apply for the 2020 session. Each year the Iowa General Assembly employs Iowa high school juniors and seniors from across the state to serve as Pages during the […]

Iowa Crop Progress and Conditions Report

August 5-11, 2019 DES MOINES, Iowa (Aug. 12, 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. “Overall, crops around the state are in good condition. Seasonable temperatures helped […]

Iowa Crop Progress and Conditions Report

Week of July 29-August 4, 2019 DES MOINES, Iowa (Aug. 5, 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. “Cooler-than-normal conditions continued across the state with varying amounts […]

IOWA WWII SOLDIER RETURNS HOME 75 YEARS LATER FOLLOWING IDENTIFICATION OF REMAINS IN HAWAII

More than 75 years after fighting in the siege of Myitkyina, Burma during WWII, Cpl. Ralph L. Bennett is returning home to Iowa. Bennett, a 22-year-old Ames, Iowa native serving with the Headquarters Company, 209th Engineer Combat Battalion, was last seen June 13, 1944 as his unit participated in the siege of Myitkyina, after they […]

Gov. Reynolds highlights employment opportunities in Iowa, 80,000+ job opportunities

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced more than 80,000 jobs available on IowaWORKS.gov during a press conference at the Kelley Conference Room at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. Gov. Reynolds recognized UnityPoint Health as one of the employers with the most openings on IowaWORKS.gov with over 500 job postings. “There are more than 80,000 […]

Iowa Crop Progress and Conditions Report

Week of July 22-28, 2019 DES MOINES, Iowa (July 29, 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. “Farmers across most of the state enjoyed several days of […]

Private Wells Should Be Tested at Least Once a Year

Resources are available to help Iowans keep their wells safe and know their numbers AMES, Iowa – Private wells are an important part of Iowa’s landscape, and keeping an eye on the quality of water coming out of those wells is equally important. In the July edition of Acreage Living newsletter, Jamie Benning, water quality […]

Iowa Crop Progress and Conditions Report

Week of July 15-21, 2019 DES MOINES, Iowa (July 22, 2019) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. The report is released weekly from April through November. “After several days of sweltering heat and limited precipitation, the […]

USDA Rule Change Gives Farmers More Forage Options

By relaxing the prevent plant restricted harvest date, farmers have two more months to harvest forages from cover crops AMES, Iowa — Grain and livestock farmers can both benefit from the recent rule change by the United States Department of Agriculture, which allows farmers who planted cover crops on prevented plant acres to harvest those […]

   

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