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Rep Miller to Host Urban Ag Academy in Des Moines

By |2012-07-12T14:22:48-05:00July 12th, 2012|Categories: Agriculture, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , |

Iowa State Representative Helen Miller of Fort Dodge, Ranking Member of the Iowa House Agriculture Committee, will be hosting a national conference of state legislators Thursday, July 12 through Saturday July 14 at the Renaissance Savery Hotel in Des Moines, Iowa.  The goal of the conference is to address the widening gap between rural and urban [...]

Iowa Hosts First Ever Urban-Ag Academy

By |2011-11-18T13:49:32-05:00November 18th, 2011|Categories: Agriculture, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , |

The nation’s first Urban-Ag Academy was held in Iowa last weekend to help foster cooperation and understanding between agriculture and urban areas. Founded and hosted by State Rep. Helen Miller of Ft. Dodge, who also serves as Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Committee, the day long academy featured producers, educators, legislators, and leaders of Iowa’s [...]

USDA Grants Available to Iowa Counties for Disaster Assistance

By |2011-11-15T10:18:49-05:00November 15th, 2011|Categories: Agriculture, Featured, Recent News|

After high winds damaged crops in North Iowa in September, President Barack Obama and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack have approved a disaster declaration for those areas. Disaster assistance includes FSA emergency loans and the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) Program. Farmers in Mitchell, Cerro Gordo, Chickasaw, Floyd, Howard, and Worth are eligible for these loans [...]

Rep. Miller to Host Urban-Ag Academy on Saturday

By |2011-11-09T11:20:16-05:00November 9th, 2011|Categories: Agriculture, Featured, Jobs & Economy, Recent News|Tags: , , , |

In an effort to foster cooperation and understanding between agriculture and urban areas, State Rep. Helen Miller of Ft. Dodge, who also serves as Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Committee, is hosting the first ever Urban-Ag Academy in Ankeny with leaders from across Iowa on Saturday, November 12th. “As state legislatures become more urban and [...]

Muhlbauer Appointed to Leadership Post for Agriculture & Natural Resources

By |2011-11-07T13:39:41-05:00November 7th, 2011|Categories: 2012 Session Information, Agriculture, Budget, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , |

State Representative Dan Muhlbauer of Crawford County as Ranking Member of the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Committee for the 2012 legislative session. “As a life-long family farmer, Rep. Muhlbauer knows the critical role that agriculture plays in growing our economy and revitalizing rural communities.  He is passionate about agriculture and making sure that rural [...]

Rural Caucus: Keep Workforce Centers Open

By |2011-02-20T12:50:15-05:00February 20th, 2011|Categories: Agriculture, Featured, Jobs & Economy, Recent News|Tags: , , |

Members of the Iowa House Rural Caucus today said a plan by Governor Branstad to close 39 workforce offices unfairly targets rural Iowa. “Governor Branstad’s plan to shut down workforce offices is a step in the wrong direction. With a growing economy and $900 million budget surplus, there is no reason to end critical job training [...]

Priorities Set for 2011 Session; Rural Caucus Created

By |2010-12-20T10:44:13-05:00December 20th, 2010|Categories: 2011 Session Information, Agriculture, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , |

House Democrats gathered yesterday in Des Moines to set  priorities for the upcoming legislative session, which starts on January 10. “With many Iowans still struggling to make ends meet, House Democrats are united in our commitment to keep the 2011 legislative session focused on new jobs and opportunities for Iowa families.  We believe that small businesses [...]

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