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Farmland Leasing Meeting to be Held August 18th in Thompson

Farmland Leasing Meeting to be Held August 18th in Thompson

More than half of Iowa farmland is rented, and the percentage of farmland rented has increased over time due to the changing demographics of farmland owners. Iowa farmland cash rental rates decreased overall this past year. Farmland values have also decreased. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Winnebago County is hosting a farmland leasing

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Channel Catfish and Smallmouth Bass Are Good in Saturday Morning Fishing Report

The weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys, and county and state parks staff. For current information, contact the district fisheries office at the phone number listed at the end of each district report.   NORTHWEST Nelson Park Lake Channel Catfish – Fair: Anglers have had some

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Senator Ernst Wants Answers on the Nuclear Agreement with Iran

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) pressed for answers and clarification within the nuclear agreement with Iran at today’s Senate Armed Services Committee hearing entitled, “Impacts of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on U.S. Interests and the Military Balance in the Middle East.” Among her questions, Senator Ernst asked Chairman of the Joint Chiefs

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Congress Passes Bill Allowing Universities to Collaborate on Financial Aid Best Practices

The House of Representatives has passed bipartisan legislation introduced by Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, Ranking Member Patrick Leahy and Senator Mike Lee to extend an expiring antitrust exemption that allows certain colleges and universities to collaborate on issues of need-based financial aid.  The legislation unanimously passed in the Senate on July 14, and cleared

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