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Iowa Crop Progress and Condition Report October 17 – 23, 2022

Iowa Department of Agriculture

DES MOINES, Iowa (October 24, 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. “Soybean harvest is beginning to wrap up and Iowa farmers and are making big strides toward […]

Confirmed Case Of Avian Influenza Found In Dallas County

Iowa Department of Agriculture

Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and USDA APHIS Confirm Case of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Non-Commercial Backyard Flock in Dallas County, Iowa DES MOINES, Iowa (October 20, 2022) – The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) […]

Iowa’s Unemployment Rate Increases Slightly, Labor Force Participation Holds Steady in September

Iowa Workforce Development

DES MOINES, IOWA – Iowa’s unemployment rate increased slightly to 2.7 percent in September, while overall labor force participation held steady at 67.7 percent. The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 3.5 percent in September, but the nation’s labor force participation rate fell to 62.3 percent. Iowa’s unemployment rate increased by a tenth-of-a-percent last month but […]

Iowa’s absentee voting period begins Wednesday

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate

DES MOINES – Iowans can begin casting ballots for the 2022 general election on Wednesday, October 19, which is the start of the absentee voting period. It marks the first day Iowans can vote in person at their county election office and the first day auditors can mail absentee ballots to voters who requested them. […]

Iowa Crop Progress and Condition Report October 3 – 9, 2022

Iowa Department of Agriculture

DES MOINES, Iowa (October 11, 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. “Corn and soybean harvest continues at a rapid pace across Iowa,” said Secretary Naig. “The persistently […]

Iowa Crop Progress and Condition Report September 26 – October 2, 2022

Iowa Department of Agriculture

DES MOINES, Iowa (October 3, 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. “Iowa farmers are moving full speed ahead with corn and soybean harvest across the state,” said […]

Secretary Naig Announces Continuation of Crop

Iowa Department of Agriculture

Insurance Discount Program for Cover Crops Farmers and landowners can again apply for a $5 per acre discount DES MOINES, Iowa (September 29, 2022) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig announced today that the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship will again offer its crop insurance discount program for cover crops this year. […]

Iowa Crop Progress and Condition Report September 19 – 25, 2022

Iowa Department of Agriculture

DES MOINES, Iowa (Sept. 26, 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. “Fall has officially arrived, cooler temperatures are starting to settle in, and combines are rolling in […]

Iowa Crop Progress and Condition Report September 12 – 18, 2022

Iowa Department of Agriculture

DES MOINES, Iowa (Sept. 19, 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. “Despite widespread rainfall over the weekend, we anticipate unseasonably warm and dry weather will continue through […]

Iowa’s Unemployment Rate Increases Slightly from 2.5 to 2.6 Percent in August, while U.S. Rate Jumped to 3.7

Iowa Workforce Development

DES MOINES, IOWA – Iowa’s unemployment rate increased slightly in August by a tenth-of-a-percent, despite strong hiring that brought the state to within 5,500 jobs of its March 2020 pre-pandemic employment level. The U.S. unemployment rate rose to 3.7 percent from 3.5 percent in July. The increase to 2.6 percent from 2.5 percent unemployment in […]

               

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