Saturday Apr 19
Firefighters train in Shell Rock during controlled fire
A big fire in Shell Rock had some people concerned Saturday morning, but firefighters said it was all planned.
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Tue Apr 15, 2014
WHO-AM Des Moines
Point/Counter-Point on Senate Floor
Cedar Rapids Democrat Rob Hogg's demanding answers and an apology from the Governor for apparent "cronyism" in hiring practices he claims was revealed in recent testimony before the Government Oversight Committee .
Thu Apr 10, 2014
WHO-AM Des Moines
Medical Cannabis Issue Apparently Revived At The Statehouse
The Governor's signal that he would now consider signing a limited medical cannabis bill is triggering a renewed effort to get a leadership bill introduced in the Senate before the end of the session.
Speaker Program For Inaugural National Strip-Tillage Conference Released
TILLAGE CONFERENCE RELEASED Apr. 10, 2014 Source: National Strip-Tillage Conference news release A first-of-its-kind event for growers practicing or considering strip-tillage will feature nearly 20 presentations over the course of 2 education-packed days in late July.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
Hay & Forage Grower
Prices Float At Iowa Hay Auction
It's been a roller-coaster ride for hay prices across the board this winter at the twice-monthly Shell Rock Hay Auction in Shell Rock, IA.
SW Iowa lawmaker skipping legislative session
A southwest Iowa lawmaker has stopped participating in the legislative session, saying he's too busy working on his farm.
Thu Apr 03, 2014
James Q. Lynch wrote a new blog post: Iowa Democrats, GOP a kind...
Democratic legislative leaders say there's agreement on a fiscal 2015 budget that will amount to nearly one-seventh of the proposed total general fund spending next year.
Tue Mar 25, 2014
The Des Moines Register
Republicans say Gronstal won't allow Iowa Senate vote to honor Borlaug
The Iowa Senate didnt vote on a resolution Tuesday to honor Dr. Norman Borlaug, and Republican lawmakers say they are disappointed that Senate Majority Leader Michael Gronstal wouldnt let the measure be considered on the Senate floor.