Iowa Lawmakers Hear Bills to Scale Back Energy-Efficiency Programs

A state Senate bill under consideration would scale back energy efficiency programs offered by utility companies such as home energy audits, benefits for home lighting upgrades and the rebates Iowans receive to install smart thermostats or energy-saving appliances. Katie Rock, policy associate with the Center for Rural Affairs, said an estimated 20,000 jobs in Iowa are […]

FFA Week Begins Today

Iowa’s 15,000 FFA members will mark the start of National FFA Week today by driving their tractors into town, holding pancake breakfasts and other events to celebrate. Kurt Veldhuizen, the F-F-A chapter advisor in Webster City, says the organization has played a vital role in teaching today’s students about the ag economy of the 21st […]