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Secretary Pate named NASS President, wins national award for election cybersecurity

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate discusses midterm election policy and security this past week.

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate was unanimously elected President of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) during the organization’s summer conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Additionally, Pate won the prestigious NASS IDEAS Award for his election cybersecurity initiative, “Partnerships Pay Dividends: A Roadmap to Election Cybersecurity”. Secretary Pate […]

Iowa Crop Progress and Conditions Report Week of June 24-30, 2019

DES MOINES, Iowa (July 1, 2019) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today commented 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. “The much needed warmer temperatures have helped the crops progress,” said Secretary Naig. “Some parts […]

Gov. Reynolds appoints Kayla Lyon new DNR Director

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the appointment of Kayla Lyon to Director of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, effective July 8. Lyon will replace Bruce Trautman, who has served as the acting director since May 2018. “As my legislative liaison and lead policy advisor on agriculture and natural resources, Kayla oversaw […]

Iowa Crop Progress and Conditions Report Week of June 17-23, 2019

DES MOINES, Iowa (June 24, 2019) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today commented 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. “The cool, wet weather pattern persisted across much of the state last week,” said Secretary […]

Iowa’s Unemployment Rate Remains at 2.4 Percent in May

DES MOINES, IOWA – Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 2.4 percent in May. The state’s jobless rate was 2.6 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate held steady at 3.6 percent in May. “I have run out of superlatives to describe our consistently low unemployment rate, but we continue to surpass all […]

Iowa Crop Progress and Conditions Report Week of June 10-16, 2019

DES MOINES, Iowa (June 17, 2019) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today commented 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. “There were 5.3 days suitable for fieldwork last week and farmers took advantage of the […]

Reynolds highlights Iowa’s strong economy and workforce in White House roundtable

DES MOINES – Earlier today, Gov. Reynolds participated in a roundtable at the White House to discuss workforce freedom and mobility where she was able to highlight Iowa’s strong labor market and workforce opportunities. Reynolds specifically highlighted the Future Ready Iowa Initiative, occupational licensing reform, and how these efforts are expanding economic opportunity for Iowans. […]

Iowa Crop Progress and Conditions Report

Week of June 3-9, 2019 DES MOINES, Iowa (June 10, 2019) — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today commented 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. “Farmers finally got a much needed break from the rain […]

Iowa breaks record for new business filings in a single month, again

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate discusses midterm election policy and security this past week.

DES MOINES – Secretary of State Paul Pate announces Iowans set a record for most new business filings in a single month, for the second month in a row. During May 2019 Pate’s Business Services Division processed 2,512 new business ventures. The previous high, set in April, was 2,326. “This is a very positive economic […]

Secretary Naig Commends Federal Disaster Aid to Help

Mike Naig

Farmers Affected by Flooding DES MOINES, Iowa (June 4, 2019) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig issued the following statement in response to the announcement that the House passed the federal disaster aid bill last night. “I want to thank Gov. Reynolds for her continued leadership and our congressional delegation for including provisions in […]

     

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