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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 […]

Iowa Voter ID Cards Arriving Soon To A Mailbox Near You

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announced on Monday that his office begins mailing Voter ID cards this week to registered voters in the state who do not possess a valid Iowa driver’s license or non-driver’s ID. The cards are free and will be sent automatically to 123,000 Iowans, roughly six percent […]

Gov. Reynolds orders flags at half-staff for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all flags in Iowa at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, Dec. 7, in honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Flags will be at half-staff on the State Capitol Building and on flag displays in the Capitol Complex. Flags will also be half-staff on all public buildings, […]

IOWANS ECOURAGED TO CONSIDER AN IOWA GROWN CHRISTMAS TREE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship encourages Iowans to consider choosing a fresh, Iowa grown Christmas tree to decorate their home this holiday season. “Iowa is fortunate to have more than 100 Christmas tree farms in all parts of the state,” said Iowa Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig. “Selecting […]

Joe Schulz to lead Food Bank of Iowa service in Southeastern Iowa

Food Bank of Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa – Joe Schulz has joined the Food Bank of Iowa team to lead operations in southeastern Iowa. Schulz, who lives in Ottumwa, will help manage the merger of Food Bank of Iowa and Food Bank of Southern Iowa as Branch Manager. In that role, he will be responsible for all operations of […]

IOWA FARMERS USING COVER CROPS MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR CROP INSURANCE PREMIUM REDUCTION

New IDALS-Funded Program Aims to Incentivize Expanded Use of Cover Crops to Improve Water Quality DES MOINES – Iowa Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today announced a new program aimed at increasing acres of cover crops in the state. Iowa farmers who plant cover crops this fall (2017) may be eligible for a $5 […]

IOWA CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION REPORT

DES MOINES – The Iowa Crop Progress and Condition report has been released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service. The report is released weekly from April through October. “A mostly dry week in Iowa allowed for good progress on the harvest, with 85 percent of corn and 97 percent of beans combined. The corn […]

IOWA CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION REPORT

DES MOINES – The Iowa Crop Progress and Condition report has been released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service. The report is released weekly from April through October. “The continued wet weather across the state slowed harvest again last week and as a result just 13 percent of corn and 32 percent of beans […]

       

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