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Environment group: Trump’s final year in office saw spike in farm...

President Trump’s administration spent $20 billion on farm subsidies in its last year, four times the level at the beginning of his term, the...

Senate committee votes to give redemption centers a raise

Redemption centers would get their first raise since Iowa’s bottle bill went into effect in 1979 under an amended bill sent to the full...

Haaland faces GOP critics at her Interior confirmation hearing

WASHINGTON — Rep. Deb Haaland confronted expected tough questioning from Republican senators on Tuesday at her confirmation hearing to become the first Native American...

U.S. Senate confirms Vilsack for a second stint as secretary of...

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday in a 92-7 vote confirmed former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack to run the U.S. Department of Agriculture for...

Biden pick for Interior secretary likely to face rocky confirmation hearing

U.S. Senate Republicans may use next week’s Interior confirmation hearing for Rep. Debra Haaland to air their grievances about the Biden administration’s energy policies,...

Naig: State looks to boost smaller meat processors, connect farmers with...

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed the need for more aid to small- and medium-sized meat processors and added work to connect farmers with customers...

Lawmakers advance plan to let grocers opt out of bottle bill

Legislation that would allow grocers to opt out of the state’s bottle bill if there is a redemption center within 20 miles cleared a...

Reynolds’ shifting views on personal choice could give Iowans whiplash

Gov. Kim Reynolds’ message for Iowans has been consistent since the coronavirus pandemic arrived a year ago: Yes, wearing masks is important, the governor has...

Governor’s ethanol mandate has some powerful groups fuming

What Gov. Kim Reynolds saw as a chance to expand Iowa’s nation-leading biofuels industry has turned into a high-octane political fight among some of...

Interior Department to review Bureau of Land Management move to Colorado

The Biden administration is reviewing the Bureau of Land Management headquarters’ recent move from Washington, D.C., to western Colorado, even as the state’s congressional...
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