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Iowa Crop Progress and Conditions Report

September 9-15, 2019 DES MOINES, Iowa (Sept. 16, 2019) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Conditions report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. The report is released weekly from April through November. “An unexpected complex of thunderstorms moved through the state on Saturday producing […]

Iowans should prepare for propane needs this fall

DES MOINES, Iowa (Sept. 16, 2019) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig encouraged ag businesses, farmers, rural residents and other Iowans that use propane to consider taking steps to ensure adequate propane supplies this fall and winter. “As of the first week of September, propane inventories were significantly higher than what they were at […]

Extra Riders on Tractors Are a High Risk for Fatality

AMES, Iowa – The National Children’s Center estimates one child dies about every three days in an agriculture-related incident. One common incident where children are harmed is when they are an extra rider on a farm or lawn care tractor. “Tractor rides have an intrinsic appeal for kids and a willingness for adults to allow […]

Save a Life: Use a Tractor with Rollover Protective Structure

Farm safety week is a reminder to review safety plans, and prevent injuries that are avoidable AMES, Iowa – Agriculture remains the deadliest industry in the United States, based on the number of deaths per 100,000 workers. A leading cause of these fatalities is rollovers of tractors without rollover protective structures (ROPS). Even more heartbreaking […]

Iowans to Observe Farm Safety Week Sept. 15-21

Farm safety celebrated with proclamation signed by Gov. Reynolds AMES, Iowa – The Iowa Farm Safety and Health Week will be held Sept. 15-21 in conjunction with the National Farm Safety and Health Week. This year’s national theme is “Shift Farm Safety Into High Gear.” This is the 76th observance of the National Farm Safety […]

Iowa Crop Progress and Conditions Report

September 2-8, 2019 DES MOINES, Iowa (Sept. 9, 2019) — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Conditions report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. The report is released weekly from April through November. “Near seasonal temperatures along with the pattern of dry conditions continued across […]

Iowa Crop Progress and Conditions Report August 26 – September 2, 2019

DES MOINES, Iowa (Sept. 3, 2019) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Conditions report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. The report is released weekly from April through November. “A new month begins with outlooks indicating the possibility of wetter than normal conditions across […]

Hite Appointed to Interim Committees

(DES MOINES) – Rep. Dustin Hite (R-New Sharon) has been appointed to serve on the Tax Credit Review Committee and the Tax Expenditure Committee by House Speaker Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake). “Taxpayers deserve to know that they are getting value out of the tax programs and incentives offered by the state. I am looking forward […]

Gov. Reynolds appoints Julie Schumacher to the Court of Appeals

DES MOINES– Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced her appointment of Julie Schumacher as a judge of the Iowa Court of Appeals. Schumacher, of Schleswig, Iowa, currently serves as a district court judge in Judicial Election District 3B. She has previously served as a district associate judge, an assistant county attorney for Crawford County, and an […]

Oskaloosa Recognized In New Future Ready Iowa Employer Innovation Fund

Oskaloosa Community School Board

Governor Kim Reynolds announced the first 13 recipients of the new Future Ready Iowa Employer Innovation Fund, a matching grant designed to help employers carry out solutions to help their employees achieve postsecondary training and education. The first round of Employer Innovation Fund Grants will distribute over $400,000 in funds to employers across the state. […]

         

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