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These Americans are helping us all

Health care professionals and people who work in hospitals, care facilities and pharmacies are very much on the frontlines of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. We all should salute their willingness to put themselves at risk to make certain people who become sick have the care and ...

Helping conservation efforts thrive

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst isn't one of those politicians who is primarily concerned with ways to gain media attention. The Iowa Republican is a hard worker who puts a priority on actually achieving results rather than just garnering favorable publicity. Ernst recognizes that to improve how the ...

Help celebrate National Ag Day

As another growing season approaches, Tuesday has been set as National Ag Day by the Agriculture Council of America. The council designates the week within which it falls as National Ag Week. This important time to celebrate agriculture begins Sunday.One goal of Ag Day is to recognize the ...

Letters from readers

To the editor:Whether you agree with Alan Guebert or not, his column is interesting and credible since he consistently cites sources for the information he passes along. From USDA and other agencies to commodity group reports, the Wall Street Journal to local newspapers, and ag economists, ...

Let’s make prescription drugs less costly

Health care is expensive. For a great many Americans - even those with good insurance - finding the money to pay for the care and medicines they and family members require is a huge worry. Many people have insurance, but as costs have gone up they are discovering that the copays and deductibles ...

Letters from Readers

To the editor,The Zesch family should not be shocked to learn that the city of Laurel wants to steal their land for a lagoon (Valentine's Day 2020 Farm News). That is what eminent domain always is.The famous Kelo decision, where the City of New London stole Susette Kelo's house in Connecticut ...

Getting ready to boost ag sales

Mexico is a key market for the sale of Iowa's agricultural products. With the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement due to take effect this year, the stage has been set for that already substantial trade partner to become even more significant for Iowa's farmers and manufacturers.With that in mind, ...

Helping biofuels industries expand

The ethanol and biodiesel industries are significant contributors to Iowa's booming economy.Our state is a leader nationally in the production of these fuels. According to information provided by Gov. Kim Reynolds' office, Iowa manufacturers produced 4.1 billion gallons of ethanol in 2018. Our ...

New federal action will help farmers

The Waters of the United States regulation, usually referred to as WOTUS, issued by the Obama administration in 2015 created a worrisome bureaucratic situation for the nation's farmers. Its goal was to protect navigable waterways. Federal regulation of water that entered those water bodies was ...