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Canada Working On Its Own FTA With EU

Canadian officials are trying to iron out their own free trade deal with the European Union. E.U. negotiators are attempting…

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Farm Bureau Policy Advisor Sees Markup On WRDA Bill

Congress may deal with some big ticket ag items this week when they return to Washington.  American Farm Bureau Director…

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Iowa Ag Secretary Weighs In On Splitting Farm Bill

Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey accompanied Congressman Tom Latham at farm bill listening sessions in the state last week. Northey…

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Senator Hopes House Passes Immigration Bill With Border Security

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley who voted against the Senate’s immigration bill says he hopes the House will correct the measure…


National Milk Group Working For Farm Bill With Dairy Security Act

One of the main priorities of the National Milk Producers Federation is urging Congress to get both a farm bill…

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500 Groups Push House Farm Bill

A broad coalition of more than 530 groups has sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner urging him to…


Farmers Question USDA Acreage

Doubts about the accuracy of the recent USDA acreage report has farmers asking why the agency doesn’t use the data…

Big Opportunity in Trade Deals

The U.S. is currently is involved in several bilateral free trade negotiations – including talks with Pacific Rim and European…

Pork a Value for July 4

On one of the biggest grilling days of the year pork producers are urging consumers to make pork part of…


Bill To Prohibit Antibiotics Introduced

California Senator Dianne Feinstein has introduced a bill to prohibit the use of human antibiotics in the feed and water…

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Iowa Opens 24 Hour Domestic Abuse Hotline

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A 24 hour domestic abuse hotline is now available in Iowa.

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Twenty Years for the Iowa Environmental Council


The Iowa Environmental Council celebrated 20 years this weekend.

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Watching Russia Carefully

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Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer says Russian military moves in Syria are concerning.

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ConAgra HQ Leaving Omaha

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ConAgra said this week it will move it;s corporate headquarters from Omaha to Chicago.

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Manufacturers Deal With Labor Shortage


Many manufacturing plants across the state have been reaching out this week with open houses and other events to mark “Manufacturing Week” and hopefully entice more people to work there.