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MAHASKA COUNTY SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT CELEBRATES SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION WEEK!

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This year Iowa celebrates its 77th Soil & Water Conservation Week, April 29th – May 6th. The celebration is part of the nationally celebrated Soil and Water Stewardship Week. The theme is “Watersheds; Our Water, Our Home!” The Mahaska County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) was organized in February 1942. For the past 76 […]

NAIG COMMENTS ON IOWA CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION REPORT

Mike Niag - Iowa Secretary of Agriculture (file photo)

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service. The report is released weekly from April through November. “Another round of cold, wet weather and some significant snowfall again kept farmers from the field for much of […]

NAIG ANNOUNCES HIRING OF JULIE KENNEY AS DEPUTY SECRETARY FOR THE IOWA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND LAND STEWARDSHIP

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today announced that Julie Kenney has been hired as the new Deputy Secretary for the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. She started with the Department on April 2. “Julie has a passion for agriculture and will be a tremendous asset to the Department. Her […]

Gov. Reynolds issues statement on Northey confirmation by U.S. Senate

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds issued the following statement on Tuesday on Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey’s confirmation by the U.S. Senate to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). “Bill Northey is a talented, passionate, hard-working Iowan, and I am excited […]

Gov. Reynolds signs Iowa Honey Bee Day proclamation

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation on Thursday recognizing March 14, 2018, as Iowa Honey Bee Day. The proclamation highlights the importance of honey bees to Iowa agriculture and the environment. It also emphasizes the role humans play in protecting honey bees from diseases and pests. According to the Iowa Honey Producers […]

Gov. Reynolds orders state flags at half-staff to honor school shooting victims

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all state flags in Iowa to be lowered to half-staff effective immediately until sunset on Monday, February 19, 2018, to honor the murdered and injured in Wednesday’s tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The governor’s order is issued in conjunction with President Donald Trump’s […]

The Rozenboom Report – January 12, 2018

Ken Rozenboom (R) at his desk in the Iowa Senate Chambers.

We finished up our first week of the 2018 legislative session and everyone is excited to get back to work for our constituents. It is an honor to serve you in the Iowa Senate. It was nice to be back at home in the district the last few months, but I am looking forward to […]

Secretary Pate appoints Ken Kline as Iowa’s Deputy Commissioner of Elections

DES MOINES – Secretary of State Paul Pate announces the hiring of Ken Kline to serve as Iowa’s Deputy Commissioner of Elections. Kline has served as auditor for Cerro Gordo County for more than 25 years. He is a past president of the Iowa State Association of County Auditors, creator of the national award-winning Precinct […]

IOWA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND LAND SEWARDSHIP PROVIDES 2017 “AG IN REVIEW”

Year featured surprising yields, ongoing economic challenges, continuing work on water quality DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship today highlighted some of the top ag issues in Iowa in 2017. “While the challenging economic conditions on the farm continued in 2017, I was extremely encouraged to continue to see farmers […]

RECORD NUMBER OF BEEKEEPING SCHOOLS SCHEDULED FOR 2018

36 beginner and advanced beekeeping courses to be held across the state DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship today encouraged Iowans interested in beekeeping to consider enrolling in one of the beekeeping schools that will be held around the state again in 2018. There are a record number of 36 […]

     

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