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Governor Reynolds signs Harvest Proclamation

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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 […]

Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and USDA APHIS Test Foot and Mouth Disease Vaccine Distribution Plan

Iowa Department of Agriculture

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 […]

Iowa Farmers Are Pursuing Actions in Response to Changing Weather

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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 […]

Iowa Crop Progress and Condition Report Sept. 6 – 12, 2021

Iowa Department of Agriculture

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 […]

Iowa Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments in Oskaloosa

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 […]

Governor Reynolds Announces Historic $100 Million Investment for Housing in Iowa

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds listens to apprentices talk about their experiences in their apprenticeship program.

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 […]

How a handful of Iowa towns thrive, rise above rural decline

Downtown Columbus Junction, Iowa, on June 23, 2021. (Lyle Muller/IowaWatch)

Pat Kinney and Lyle Muller / For IowaWatch Bloomfield, Iowa, lacks the advantages some small Iowa towns have. It is not on the interstate highway system or a major airport. But Bloomfield, Davis County’s seat in southern Iowa 11 miles from Iowa’s border with Missouri, grew its population from 2,640 in 2010 to 2,682 in […]

Iowa Crop Progress and Condition Report Aug. 9 – 15, 2021

Iowa Department of Agriculture

DES MOINES, Iowa (Aug. 16, 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. “We’re excited to welcome back the great Iowa State Fair. Fairgoers should see temperatures gradually […]

Winners of Branstad State Fair scholarship named

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Three college-bound Iowans will receive the Governor Terry E. Branstad Iowa State Fair Scholarship for 2021-22, Iowa College Aid announced today. The scholarship, named for the longtime Iowa governor and former U.S. ambassador to China, recognizes outstanding Iowa high school seniors who have actively participated in the fair. This year’s winners will each receive $2,000. […]

Mariannette Miller-Meeks: Iowa is Home

Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks

by Mariannette Miller-Meeks This coming week is the first week of the Congressional August district work period and I am thrilled to be back in Iowa! I am proud of the work we have accomplished thus far in Congress. From passing legislation to help veterans prepare for high-value jobs and address mental health concerns in […]

                 

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