Monday, March 27, 2017

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  • Avian Flu Continues to Spread

    Avian Flu Continues to Spread

    Eight Iowa facilities have now been infected with avian flu, bringing the total number of infected chicken and turkeys to 10 million. Most of the losses have been egg-laying hens. ...

  • Iowa House Democrats Rural Caucus for 2015 Session

    Iowa House Democrats Rural Caucus for 2015 Session...

    Over the last 50 years, many rural communities have experienced a significant decline in population. A vibrant ag economy is critical to a strong economy and creating jobs in commu ...

  • Help for First Time Farmers

    Help for First Time Farmers

    Iowans wanting to get into agriculture must overcome numerous hurdles. In order to keep Iowa’s agricultural economy strong, we must ensure that first time farmers have the resource ...

  • Re-Vitalizing Rural Iowa

    Re-Vitalizing Rural Iowa

    Over the last 50 years, many rural communities have experienced a significant decline in population. We all must work together to re-populate rural Iowa and capitalize on the stren ...

Iowa Hosts First Ever Urban-Ag Academy

Iowa Hosts First Ever Urban-Ag Academy

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 ...

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USDA Grants Available to Iowa Counties for Disaster Assistance

USDA Grants Available to Iowa Counties for Disaster Assistance

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. Di ...

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Rep. Miller to Host Urban-Ag Academy on Saturday

Rep. Miller to Host Urban-Ag Academy on Saturday

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 Agri ...

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Muhlbauer Appointed to Leadership Post for Agriculture & Natural Resources

Muhlbauer Appointed to Leadership Post for Agriculture & Natural Resources

State Representative Dan Muhlbauer of Crawford County as Ranking Member of the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Committee for the 2012 legislative session. “ ...

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Rural Caucus: Keep Workforce Centers Open

Rural Caucus: Keep Workforce Centers Open

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 wor ...

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Priorities Set for 2011 Session; Rural Caucus Created

Priorities Set for 2011 Session; Rural Caucus Created

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 en ...

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Governor Signs Expansion of Road Weight Limits for Farmers

Governor Signs Expansion of Road Weight Limits for Farmers

Thursday, Governor Chet Culver signed House File 2512 which expands and provides an exception to existing weight restrictions for certain six- and seven-axle trucks on non-interst ...

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