Grassley Seeks Answers on Travel, Conference Spending at Buffalo Housing Authority

Sen. Chuck Grassley has asked the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority and newly confirmed Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson to explain potentially excessive travel and conference expenses by the housing authority, including that the executive director reportedly has spent 158 days over four years attending conferences.   “While you may argue the necessity […]

Grassley Named “YMCA Congressional Champion” by the Iowa Alliance of YMCAs and YMCA of the USA

YMCA of the USA and the Iowa Alliance of YMCAs presented Sen. Chuck Grassley, co-founder and co-chairman of the Senate Caucus on Foster Youth, with its “YMCA Congressional Champion” award for his “commitment to the development of youth” and “being a Champion to the YMCA.” “Working to improve the lives of young people is one […]

Area Soybean Farmers May Opt to Participate in Nitrogen Project

The Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) is asking area farmers to participate in a Nitrogen Fine Tuning project. It involves establishment of a strip trial comparing an Iowa State University modeled nitrogen rate versus the farmer’s standard practice. ISA On-Farm Network director Scott Nelson says it’s a simple, low-cost project that could result in significant savings. […]