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Iowa Crop Progress and Condition Report June 27 – July 3, 2022

Iowa Department of Agriculture

DES MOINES, Iowa (July 5, 2022) – 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 April through November. “Thunderstorms added to the fireworks over the extended 4th of July weekend with heavy rain falling […]

Consumer Connection: How to Freeze Your Credit to Protect Your Identity

State of Iowa Seal

By Sonya Sellmeyer, Consumer Advocacy Officer for the Iowa Insurance Division According to the Insurance Information Institute, over 20,000 Iowans reported being the victim of identity theft in 2021. Identity theft occurs when someone else steals your financial or personal information such as credit card information, social security, or insurance numbers. The information may be […]

Lotto America Is Moving to Three Drawings Per Week

State of Iowa Seal

Monday Drawings In The Game Will Begin July 18 CLIVE, Iowa — The Lotto America® game is adding another weekly drawing later this month. On July 18, Lotto America will hold its first Monday drawing, expanding the game’s weekly lineup of drawings to three nights on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. The Lotto America change follows […]

DCI ASSISTING WITH MONROE COUNTY DEATH INVESTIGATION

Department of Criminal Investigation

LOVILIA, IOWA – On Sunday, July 3rd, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office received specific information regarding an alleged homicide that had taken place days prior in Lovilia. Information indicated a rural location in Monroe County where a body was believed to be located. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa DNR responded to the […]

Gov. Reynolds announces $2.45M in awards for Iowa Health Careers Registered Apprenticeship Grant Program

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

DES MOINES — Today, Governor Kim Reynolds announced eight recipients of the Iowa Health Careers Registered Apprenticeship Grant Program. This program, based on the Nursing/Patient Care program at the Career Academy of Pella, follows an innovative learning model that introduces health care opportunities to high school students with the support of virtual reality training and […]

Gov. Reynolds, IEDA announce $16.5M in first round of Destination Iowa funding for quality of life and tourism

Iowa Flag

DES MOINES–Today, Governor Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) announced $16.5 million in grant funding for the following four projects through Destination Iowa. The $100 million program, announced in April, invests in transformational attractions that will bolster the quality of life in Iowa communities and attract visitors and new residents. “Communities in all corners […]

Iowa Crop Progress and Condition Report June 20 – 26, 2022

Iowa Department of Agriculture

DES MOINES, Iowa (June 27, 2022) – 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 April through November. “The long stretch of hot days finally ended late last week as a shift in the […]

Iowa Crop Progress and Condition Report June 13 – 19, 2022

Iowa Department of Agriculture

DES MOINES, Iowa (June 21, 2022) – 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 April through November. “Unseasonably hot temperatures blanketed Iowa last week as isolated areas of moisture stress began showing in […]

Treasurer Fitzgerald Awards 99 $529 College Savings Iowa Contributions

Treasurer of Iowa

Des Moines, Iowa – State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald celebrated 529 Day with a $529 College Savings Iowa contribution to one family in each Iowa county. “I’m elated to be giving 99 children a boost to their education savings,” said Fitzgerald. “All it takes is one contribution to get the ball rolling. Whether it is $25 […]

Iowa’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 2.7 Percent in May

Iowa Workforce Development

Labor Force Participation Grows DES MOINES, IOWA – Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped for the fifth consecutive month to 2.7 percent in May – down from 3.0 percent in April and from 4.5 percent one year ago. Job growth was mirrored in the Labor Force Participation Rate, which grew to 67.6 percent in May, […]

               

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