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Governor Reynolds signs Harvest Proclamation

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DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation relating to the weight limits and transportation of grain. The proclamation is effective immediately and continues through October 17, 2021. The 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 […]

Iowa’s Unemployment Rate Remains at 4.1 percent in August

Iowa Workforce Development

DES MOINES, IOWA – Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 4.1 percent in August, down from 5.3 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 5.2 percent in August. “Iowa’s economy remains resilient despite ongoing ripples from COVID-19,” said Beth Townsend, Director of Iowa Workforce Development. The number of unemployed Iowans increased […]

Iowa Farmers Are Pursuing Actions in Response to Changing Weather

Local crops are stressed with the combination of high temps and the lack of moisture.

Study shows Iowa farmers are taking adaptive and maladaptive actions to climate change AMES, Iowa – Iowa is a major producer of grain, meat, dairy, eggs and other major agricultural commodities. The state’s agriculture has also been increasingly impacted by climate change-related extreme weather over the last decade as droughts, extreme rains, floods, and most […]

Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and USDA APHIS Test Foot and Mouth Disease Vaccine Distribution Plan

Iowa Department of Agriculture

Exercise helps state and federal animal health officials strengthen foreign animal disease response plans DES MOINES, Iowa (Sept. 16, 2021) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig announced today that the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship partnered with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to test […]

Iowa Crop Progress and Condition Report Sept. 6 – 12, 2021

Iowa Department of Agriculture

DES MOINES, Iowa (Sept. 13, 2021) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig commented today 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. “Unseasonably warm and dry conditions allowed farmers to ramp up fieldwork and some parts of […]

Iowa Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments in Oskaloosa

George Daily Community Auditorium, Oskaloosa

September 9, 2021 On Thursday, September 23, the Iowa Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Oskaloosa, Iowa. The proceeding will take place in the George Daily Community Auditorium at Oskaloosa High School, 1800 N. 3rd Street. The oral arguments are open to the public and will begin at 7 p.m. The court will hear […]

Governor Reynolds Announces Historic $100 Million Investment for Housing in Iowa

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds listens to apprentices talk about their experiences in their apprenticeship program.

DES MOINES – Governor Reynolds today attended the HousingIowa Conference in Cedar Rapids and announced an additional $100 million investment to increase the supply of housing options and protect and expand housing opportunities for Iowans to live in or near the communities where they work. The funds are made available through Federal American Rescue Act […]

New national “This Is Iowa” ad inspires people to visit, live and work in Iowa

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DES MOINES – Today, the state of Iowa announced the debut of a nationally televised commercial that will introduce the state, and its unmatched quality of life, to a national audience. The 30-second spot is a natural next step in the evolution of the “This is Iowa” initiative, which encourages people to visit, live and […]

Iowa Crop Progress and Condition Report Aug. 30 – Sept. 5, 2021

Iowa Department of Agriculture

DES MOINES, Iowa (Sept. 7, 2021) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig commented today 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. “Many parts of the state have experienced some relief from the ongoing drought conditions thanks […]

Iowa Crop Progress and Condition Report Aug. 23 – 29, 2021

Iowa Department of Agriculture

DES MOINES, Iowa (Aug. 30, 2021) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig commented today 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. “Widespread rain fell across the state over the last several days. While the rainfall was […]

                   

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