Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa)

  Friday, June 11, 2021 Grassley, Tester, Rounds Unveil Bill to Combat Anti-Competitive Practices in Meat Processing Industry that Threaten Nation’s Food Supply Meat Packing Special Investigator Act will create new dedicated office within the Department of Agriculture’s Packers and Stockyards Division Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today joined Sens. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Mike Rounds…

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Rep. Randy Feenstra

Friday, June 11, 2021 Former VP Pence to Headline Feenstra Family Picnic Former Vice President Mike Pence will be headlining Congressman Randy Feenstra’s inaugural Feenstra Family Picnic in July. The event will be on July 16th from 11AM-1PM at The Dean Family Classic Car Museum in Sioux Center.  “Vice President Pence has been a champion…

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Iowa Fishing Report

Top Iowa Fishing Spots for the Week of June 10 This weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys and county and state parks staff. You can check the activity of your favorite lake or stretch of river within each district, including which species are being caught, a rating…

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Weekly Iowa Crops and Weather Report

Iowa Crop Progress & Condition Week of June 7 – June 13, 2021 Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. The report is released weekly from April through November. “Unseasonably warm temperatures and limited rainfall led to an…

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Rep. Brian Best (Iowa House District 12)

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 Newsletter for the Final Week Last Thursday May 24, 2021 at approximately 11:30 PM the Legislative Session ended at the Capitol.  The term for ending the session is called Sine Die, which in Latin means to adjourn for the last time.  The session was interesting to say the least.  There were…

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Senator Craig Williams

  Monday, May 24, 2021 The Williams Weekly by Senator Craig Williams The 2021 session finally ended in week nineteen with a flurry of legislative activity. Thirty-three bills were passed in the Senate (one of them twice). With unanimous support Twenty-one bills passed in the Senate this week with unanimous support including HF367 exempting burial…

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Sen. Jason Schultz

  The Schultz Perspective by Senator Jason Schultz Friday, May 21, 2021 As America’s mainstream culture continues to devolve from a Christian values based-representative republic to a mob-rule, squeaky-wheel type democracy, the issues get more and more extreme.  Unheard-of-before issues supported by very few rise to the surface, while the vast majority of citizens are shouted…

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Rep. Steven Holt

Friday, May 7, 2021 Freedom Watch: A legislative update from Representative Steven Holt Budgets & Taxes This week, the Iowa Legislature went into overtime. We were supposed to have completed our work within 110 days, by May 1st. At that point, legislators were no longer being paid per-diem, a great system to help ensure we…

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Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa)

Friday, June 11, 2021 Ernst Works to Rein In Federal Spending, Address Debt Crisis As the national deficit approaches $30 trillion, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), known as the Senate’s leading foe of government waste, helped introduce a bill to rein in Washington’s out-of-control spending and provide a concrete path forward to tackle the nation’s…

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