A large crowd gathered at this year’s Iowa Agriculture Leaders banquet in Des Moines Tuesday night to see Bill Northey, Iowa’s long-time Secretary of Agriculture, finally sworn in for his new USDA post.
Many different political voices advocated for agriculture at this year's Iowa Land Investment Expo, held in Des Moines on Jan. 26, but it was hard to tell the Democrats from the Republicans on many issues.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2017 - The Senate is close to finally confirming two key nominees for the Agriculture Department this week, and lawmakers also are moving budget resolutions that will pave the way for the GOP’s No. 1 priority, cutting business and personal taxes.
WASHINGTON, Sept 6, 2017 - President Trump is moving to fill some of the top open positions at USDA. Last week he said he intends to nominate Bill Northey, currently Iowa’s agriculture secretary, to be Undersecretary for Farm Production and Conservation.
DES MOINES, IOWA, Aug. 8, 2017 - Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt met with farmers, elected officials, and ag industry leaders today to hear feedback on re-writing the Waters of the U.S. Rule (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act (CWA).