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Miller joins lawsuit against pesticide makers for anticompetitive practices

DES MOINES -- Attorney General Tom Miller has joined a bipartisan group of 10 states and the Federal Trade Commission in filing a lawsuit against pesticide makers Syngenta and Corteva, alleging anti-competitive practices that have harmed…
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Officials in 44 Iowa counties weigh in on carbon pipelines

By O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa) Officials in 44 Iowa counties have now taken action to express concerns about the three proposed carbon pipelines. In the past week, the Adair and Floyd County Boards of…
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State budget surplus tops $1.9 billion

By O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa) The State of Iowa has a more than $1.9 billion budget surplus. Governor Reynolds has announced the state has $830 million in reserve funds and holds more than a…
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U.S.D.A. numbers find land values way up

By Dar Danielson (Radio Iowa) Survey information released from the U.S.D.A. shows a big increase in farmland values and cash rent. Iowa State University livestock economist, Lee Schulz, says the cropland increased 19.7%. “And that’s…
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Iowa Republicans hold voter registration edge over Democrats

By O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa) With six weeks remaining in the 2022 campaign, Iowa Republicans have about a 4.5% statewide voter registration edge over Democrats. “Way back in 2008, the Democrats had an advantage…
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Iowan nominated to key trade-related role in USDA

By O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa) A northeast Iowa native has been nominated to help lead U.S. Department of Agriculture efforts to expand and promote exports of agricultural commodities and products. Alexis Taylor has been…
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Iowa home sale prices up 13.3% last month

By O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa) There’s a slight increase in the number of Iowa homes on the market, but the limited inventory means sale prices remain high. The median sales price for an existing…
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September 20, 2022 high temp records in upper 90s, triple digits

By O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa) Some thermometers in western Iowa hit triple digits yesterday. National Weather Service meteorologist Alex Trellinger says the highest temperature reported to his office in Sioux Falls was 102, just…
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Weather expected to be warmer through September

By Radio Iowa Contributor Forecasters say Iowa will ride another weather rollercoaster this week with high temperatures tomorrow climbing into the low to mid-90s, but then a cool front will arrive and knock highs by…
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Rebate can get farmers tractor rollbars for half price and save lives

By Matt Kelley (Radio Iowa) Today is Tractor Safety Day, the first day of National Farm Safety Week, and one of the biggest dangers involving farm tractors is a lack of rollover protection. A program…
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