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State News – Oskaloosa News http://oskynews.org Oskaloosa Iowa and Surrounding Area News Mon, 20 Sep 2021 17:33:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.1 Governor Reynolds signs Harvest Proclamation http://oskynews.org/governor-reynolds-signs-harvest-proclamation/ Sat, 18 Sep 2021 17:32:45 +0000 http://oskynews.org/?p=113618 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 […]

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Iowa’s Unemployment Rate Remains at 4.1 percent in August http://oskynews.org/iowas-unemployment-rate-remains-at-4-1-percent-in-august/ Sat, 18 Sep 2021 17:07:41 +0000 http://oskynews.org/?p=113605 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 […]

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Iowa Farmers Are Pursuing Actions in Response to Changing Weather http://oskynews.org/iowa-farmers-are-pursuing-actions-in-response-to-changing-weather/ Thu, 16 Sep 2021 22:31:49 +0000 http://oskynews.org/?p=113545 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 […]

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Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and USDA APHIS Test Foot and Mouth Disease Vaccine Distribution Plan http://oskynews.org/iowa-department-of-agriculture-and-land-stewardship-and-usda-aphis-test-foot-and-mouth-disease-vaccine-distribution-plan/ Thu, 16 Sep 2021 22:14:07 +0000 http://oskynews.org/?p=113539 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 […]

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Iowa Crop Progress and Condition Report Sept. 6 – 12, 2021 http://oskynews.org/iowa-crop-progress-and-condition-report-sept-6-12-2021/ Wed, 15 Sep 2021 00:02:46 +0000 http://oskynews.org/?p=113589 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 […]

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Iowa Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments in Oskaloosa http://oskynews.org/iowa-supreme-court-to-hear-oral-arguments-in-oskaloosa/ Fri, 10 Sep 2021 17:17:58 +0000 http://oskynews.org/?p=113406 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 […]

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Governor Reynolds Announces Historic $100 Million Investment for Housing in Iowa http://oskynews.org/governor-reynolds-announces-historic-100-million-investment-for-housing-in-iowa/ Thu, 09 Sep 2021 17:04:36 +0000 http://oskynews.org/?p=113402 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 […]

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New national “This Is Iowa” ad inspires people to visit, live and work in Iowa http://oskynews.org/new-national-this-is-iowa-ad-inspires-people-to-visit-live-and-work-in-iowa/ Thu, 09 Sep 2021 16:57:08 +0000 http://oskynews.org/?p=113398 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 […]

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Iowa Crop Progress and Condition Report Aug. 30 – Sept. 5, 2021 http://oskynews.org/iowa-crop-progress-and-condition-report-aug-30-sept-5-2021/ Wed, 08 Sep 2021 16:52:58 +0000 http://oskynews.org/?p=113393 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 […]

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Iowa Crop Progress and Condition Report Aug. 23 – 29, 2021 http://oskynews.org/iowa-crop-progress-and-condition-report-aug-23-29-2021/ Tue, 31 Aug 2021 05:02:42 +0000 http://oskynews.org/?p=113322 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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