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Iowa Crop Progress and Conditions Report

Nov. 25 – Dec. 1, 2019 DES MOINES, Iowa (Dec. 2, 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. “Several days of unfavorable weather conditions kept many farmers out of the fields last week,” said Secretary Naig. […]

Gov. Reynolds announces second round of Employer Innovation Fund awardees, encourages employers to apply in third round

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Reynolds announced 22 recipients of the Employer Innovation Fund, a matching grant that helps employers provide postsecondary training and education opportunities for their employees. The second round of Employer Innovation Fund Grants will distribute $568,000 to employers and employer consortiums across the state. A third round application period with $244,200 […]

Iowa voter registration hits new high for a December prior to general election

DES MOINES – For the first time in state history, there are more than 2 million active voters in Iowa heading into a general election year. Secretary of State Paul Pate announces that 2,014,226 Iowans are registered to vote in the state. That is the most ever at the start of December prior to a […]

Gov. Reynolds appoints Paul Ahlers to the Court of Appeals

DES MOINES– Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced her appointment of Paul Ahlers as a judge of the Iowa Court of Appeals. Ahlers, of Fort Dodge, Iowa, currently serves as a district associate judge in Judicial Election District 2B. He previously practiced law with firms in Spencer, Fort Dodge, and Webster City and with Travelers Insurance […]

Walleye Can Be a Valuable Addition to Aquaculture Operations

This desirable, white-flesh fish has strong market potential AMES, Iowa – Aquaculture producers looking for a new opportunity may want to consider the benefits of raising walleye. The firm, white flesh and mildly sweet flavor make walleye “a favorite seafood choice in North America and northern Europe,” according to the Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation, and […]

FDIC Reports Positive Third Quarter with Noticeable Growth in Consumer, Real Estate Lending

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Iowa banks continue to drive community and economic development with $63.7 billion in total loans to Iowa businesses, farmers and consumers JOHNSTON, IOWA (Nov. 26, 2019) — Iowa-chartered banks continue to drive the state’s economic development with $63.7 billion in active loans on their books as of Sept. 30, 2019, up 4.5% from the prior […]

Gov. Reynolds extends harvest and propane proclamations

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds extended two proclamations relating to the transportation of grain and the hours of service for the delivery of propane. The governor signed a proclamation extending her Sept. 30, 2019, proclamation that allowed vehicles transporting corn, soybeans, hay, straw, silage and stover to be overweight (not exceeding 90,000 pounds […]

Iowa Crop Progress and Conditions Report

Nov. 18-24, 2019 DES MOINES, Iowa (Nov. 25, 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. “Soybean harvest is officially complete but farmers are still working on getting […]

Crop Advantage Program Gives Producers Information for Making 2020 Decisions

Crop Advantage Programs to be held in 14 locations across Iowa AMES, Iowa – The 2020 Crop Advantage meetings will give producers a solid foundation of current research-based crop production information to help make smart, informed decisions for their farming operation. The meetings are an opportunity for farmers and crop advisers to hear current research […]

Iowa’s Unemployment Rate Increases to 2.6 Percent, Participation Rate Rises

DES MOINES, IOWA –Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 2.6 percent in October driven by an increase in the state’s labor force. The state’s jobless rate was 2.4 percent one year ago. The labor force participation rate rose to 70.4 percent in October from 70.1 percent in September. The U.S. unemployment rate rose to […]

             

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