Local

Iowa Trade Team Says US And Japan Excited About TPP

Iowa Trade Team Says US And Japan Excited About TPP

A trade team from Iowa is attending the U.S. Japan Midwest Association Annual meeting in Japan this week.  Iowa Governor Terry Branstad says there’s a lot of excitement from those attending from both the U.S. and Japan about a possible free trade agreement through the Trans Pacific Partnership Talks.

Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey says while some farm groups in Japan have been leery about a possible TPP deal, most of those attending the Midwest Association Japan conference are for it.

Northey says part of what’s leading to more optimism in Japan about the TPP is the recent granting to Japan of the Summer Olympic Games for 2020 and the subsequent confidence in Japan’s economic recovery and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Nebraska Highways Rate Highly

highway night

A study of pavement conditions, bridges, traffic congestion and other factors ranks Nebraska's roads number-two in the country.

in Local

Candidates For Iowa Governor Debate

WP-Microphone

The fertilizer plant under construction in southeast Iowa was a major point of contention during Saturday evening's debate between the two major party candidates for governor.

in Local

Chief Justice Worries About Partisanship

gavel

United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts told a Nebraska audience he worries the partisanship that grips Washington will spill over onto the Supreme Court.

in Agriculture

South Dakota Cattle Executives Named Friends Of The Beef Industry

cattle in snow

The Executive Directors of the South Dakota Stock Grower’s and Cattlemen’s Association were named “”Friends of the Beef Industry” by…

in Agriculture

ASA President Pleased With Deregulation Of Enlist Duo Soybeans

soybeans7

USDA has deregulated Dow’s 2-4-D resistant Enlist Duo soybeans. American Soybean Association President Ray Gaesser is pleased with the decision…