Shane Vander Hart: Farmers don’t want a bailout, farmers want expanded free markets. They want the President to pursue sensible trade policies that open up trade, not restrict it.
The Trump Administration released a federal government reorganization plan that includes a merger of the Education and Labor Departments, as well as, other streamlining proposals.
U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) spoke in favor of Bill Northey whose confirmation vote for Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services at the U.S. Department of Agriculture is being blocked by U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas).
Quin Hillyer: Critics like Judicial Watch imply that it’s a legitimate question to ask why the National Mango Board, or others like it such as the National Honey Board, the National Peanut Board, and the National Popcorn Board, needs federal government support or oversight at all.
Don Racheter: The Obama administration school lunch mandates resulted in more waste, less food consumed, and more students going off to class hungry. The Trump Administration is right to delay compliance.
U.S. Senator Joni Ernst questions Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey during his confirmation hearing for an Under Secretary of Agriculture post.
Congressman David Young (R-Iowa): The renewable energy economy in Iowa has created high-paying jobs, increased exports valuable to America’s economy and helps families save money.
Congressman David Young (R-Iowa): A community-based process will allow for government programs that aren’t locked into a pre-defined set of practices.
President-elect Donald Trump today announced his intention to nominate former Governor of Georgia Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture.
U.S. Senators Ernst and Grassley encouraged the USDA to ensure that resources have been properly deployed to Iowa to fight the HPAI, Avian Flu, outbreak.
U.S. Senators Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley join letter urging Secretaries Sylvia Burwell and Tom Vilsack to reject recommendations on meat consumption.
Congressman Steve King was chosen to serve as the Subcommittee Chairman of the Department Operations, Oversight, and Nutrition Subcommittee.
Michelle Obama’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Act of 2010 regulating school lunches has been implemented this year and has resulted in hungry kids.
We had a rebound! Well not the type of rebound that President Obama would probably like to see. The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits. CNBC reports: Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 34,000 to a seasonally adjusted 386,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The prior week’s figure was revised up […]
(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds are releasing a letter they sent to superintendents this afternoon, encouraging them to continue choosing lean, finely textured beef in schools as an effort to battle childhood obesity. The governor and lieutenant governor penned the letter as a response to the USDA’s action […]
By Jennifer L. Crull Anyone that follows the current political or financial scene is painfully aware of the financial crisis that our government is in. The Joint Super Committee on Deficit Reduction was a flop and unable to agree on the cost-saving measures that our government desperately needs. This month we are revisiting the updated […]