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Iowa Hog Inventory of 21 Million is Second Largest on Record

Iowa Hog Inventory of 21 Million is Second Largest on Record

The latest report on the status of the Iowa hog industry shows the state with 21 million hogs on Iowa farms as of June 1. That’s the second highest number ever since records began in 1870. The highest figure was December 2014 when the state had 21.3 million hogs. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, which

Mark Kende

Drake University Law Prof: SCOTUS Vindicates Iowa Ruling

Drake University constitutional law professor Mark Kende says the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision is broad in finding same-sex marriage bans violate the U.S. Constitution’s equal protection clause and due process rights of citizens. Kende says Friday the majority ruling of the court in the 5-4 decision “emphasizes the strength with which the majority wants to

Bob Vander Plaats

Vander Plaats Says Gay Marriage Ruling ‘Exceptionally Wrong’

Iowa Christian conservative Bob Vander Plaats, a vocal opponent of same-sex marriage, says the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion creates a constitutional crisis. Vander Plaats says the Constitution “was trampled on by activist judges who went way outside of their scope of jurisdiction and defied the laws of nature and nature’s God and it’s going to

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Largemouth Bass Excellent is 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.

Wapsipinicon River Expedition

NORTH IOWA OUTDOORS: Wapsipinicon River Expedition Set to Launch in July

Volunteers will have an opportunity this summer to spend their vacations cleaning up, learning about and exploring 65 miles of the Wapsipinicon River between Independence and Olin, from July 11 to 16 with Project AWARE. Early registration ends June 19. Project AWARE, which stands for A Watershed Awareness River Expedition, is the DNR’s annual volunteer