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Grassley Bill to Help Individuals With Disabilities Gain Independence Earns Support in Iowa

Grassley Bill to Help Individuals With Disabilities Gain Independence Earns Support in Iowa

Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa introduced bipartisan legislation that would create a demonstration project to encourage states to improve opportunities for individuals with disabilities to obtain employment in the community, gaining self-determination, independence, productivity, and integration and inclusion.  Grassley cited supportive Iowans in announcing the measure. “A key public policy goal is giving individuals with


Hancock Relay for Life is Today

The Hancock County Relay for Life is coming up today in Garner at the Garner-Hayfield-Ventura High School. The event will feature several different booths, entertainment, and of course food and crafts. Hancock County Chairperson Linda Webner explains.: The evening will feature the traditional luminary ceremony, but prior to that, there will be a talent contest

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Walleye and Largemouth Bass 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 Yellow Smoke Park Lake An electrofishing survey was conducted on 5-29-15.

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NORTH IOWA OUTDOORS: Manchester Whitewater Park Grand Opening Today During “Let it Flow” Riverfest

Northeast Iowa is home to Iowa’s newest river attraction as the Manchester Whitewater Park opens June 20. The grand opening is from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and will feature whitewater kayak and standup paddle board demonstrations as well as a ceremony at 11 a.m. on the riverfront. The celebration is part of the “Let

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Water Works Lawsuit Discussion Highlights Agronomy Center Tour

While attending the grand opening of an agronomy center in Buena Vista County on Wednesday, Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey discussed the ongoing lawsuit between Des Moines Water Works and three counties in northwest Iowa. The water utility says Calhoun, Buena Vista and Sac counties aren’t proactive enough in preventing agricultural runoff. Des Moines Water

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Northey Asks for Unity at Bird Flu Support Breakfast

An avian influenza support prayer supper was held in northwest Iowa’s Buena Vista County  on Wednesday. Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey was among the attendees, sharing in a picnic of pulled pork sandwiches and salads in support of impacted poultry producers. Northey told the group of about 175 people that it’s vital for a community

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Survey on Pork Breeding and Stock Inventories to be Conducted

Beginning in late May, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will contact pork producers and contractors nationwide for the June Hog report. The agency will ask pork producers for detailed information on market hog and breeding stock inventories as well as farrowing intentions. “Through the quarterly Hog report, NASS measures and