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Avian Flu Continues to Spread

By |2015-05-05T09:28:30-05:00May 5th, 2015|Categories: Agriculture, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , |

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 poultry farms, on average, house an estimated 60 million egg-laying hens. Once bird flu is present in a flock, all chickens or turkeys must be [...]

Iowa House Democrats Rural Caucus for 2015 Session

By |2015-02-10T13:40:17-05:00February 10th, 2015|Categories: 2015 Session Information, Agriculture, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , |

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 communities across Iowa. The legislature must  work together to repopulate those areas, while capitalizing on the strengths of rural communities to create good jobs and improve the [...]

Help for First Time Farmers

By |2014-10-02T14:30:40-05:00October 2nd, 2014|Categories: Agriculture, Featured, Jobs & Economy, Recent News|Tags: , , , , , |

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 resources and support they need to be successful. In 2013, Iowa had 88,500 farms averaging 346 acres. According to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) statistics, the trend is [...]

Re-Vitalizing Rural Iowa

By |2014-09-23T13:22:40-05:00September 23rd, 2014|Categories: Agriculture, Education, Featured, Health Care, Jobs & Economy, Recent News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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 strengths of rural communities to create good jobs and improve the quality of life. Statistics show that students with access to broadband in their homes are 6-8% more [...]

Agriculture Provides Tremendous Economic Impact in Iowa

By |2014-05-22T15:59:54-05:00May 13th, 2014|Categories: Agriculture, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , , |

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) just released the final 2012 Census of Agriculture results sharing a wide-range of information about agriculture at the national, state, and county level. This census provides a wide range of demographic, economic, land, and crop and livestock production information. Much of the Iowa data is only [...]

Governor Issues Emergency Proclamation for Drought

By |2012-07-26T10:21:53-05:00July 26th, 2012|Categories: Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad issues a Disaster Emergency Proclamation today to help livestock produces and farmers facing the terrible drought this year.  Here's the latest from the Governor: This proclamation takes affect at noon today for the next 60 days. The assistance comes in the form of a suspension of state laws and regulations affecting the [...]

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