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NPPC President Says Pew Report On Modern Agriculture Not Factual

A new report from the John Hopkin’s University Bloomberg Center for a Livable Future is highly critical of modern animal agriculture.  National Pork Producers Council President Randy Spronk says people need to consider the source when looking at this report.

He says the charges against animal agriculture made in the report bear little resemblance to the truth.

Spronk  says he took time this week to set the record straight when he addressed the National Restaurant Association about animal agriculture’s positive impact on the environment.

The Bloomberg Center initiated Meatless Mondays and has called for phasing out certain production practices, banning certain animal antibiotics and placing new restrictions on the use of manure.

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GPS Tracking Suggested For Accused Stalkers And Domestic Abusers

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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad says it's time to give judges the authority to order electronic surveillance of some of the men and women who are accused of stalking or domestic abuse in Iowa.

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Iowa Home Sales Lower

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Home sales in Iowa decreased last month by 9.2-percent compared to August 2013, according to a new report from the Iowa Association of Realtors.

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Lt. Governor Decision May Take Weeks

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Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman says it might take a couple of weeks before he names a new Lt. Governor to replace Lavon Heidemann, who resigned.

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A constitutional law professor doesn't believe the courts will allow a change to the Nebraska Republican gubernatorial ticket to stand.

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Obama vows not to fight another ground war in Iraq

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Support for ISIS increased after U.S. airstrikes began in Iraq and the militant group may take more hostages, senior officials say.