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Good news for Iowa beef producers

April 3, 2016 Selling American agricultural products internationally makes an important contribution to our nation’s economy. It’s also hugely significant for the Hawkeye State. more »»

Senate GOP is acting appropriately

April 2, 2016 President Barack Obama warned that Republican senators risk damaging the Supreme Court nomination process “beyond repair” if they continue to reject action on his nominee for the high court. more »»

Obamacare is losing many enrollees

April 1, 2016 President Barack Obama is a master at diverting attention from his administration’s failures, and the White House was at it again recently. A goal of having 9. more »»

Election may decide drilling policy

March 31, 2016 There will be no drilling for oil or gas anywhere off the 2,069 miles of the U.S. Atlantic coastline, President Barack Obama has decree. more »»

US effort against IS is too limited

March 30, 2016 Exposing a few dozen Marines to a potentially catastrophic attack by Islamic terrorists is not going all-out to defeat the barbaric murders. It is taking a terrible risk with American lives, howeve. more »»

Cuba’s leaders remain repressive

March 29, 2016 People who have reason to hope their native land will become less repressive do not risk their lives in small boats on the Atlantic Ocean, in the hope of better lives in the United States. more »»

This noncompliance must be stopped

March 28, 2016 It is illegal for government officials to refuse to turn over most official documents to anyone who asks for them. more »»

Easter offers a message of hope

March 27, 2016 Having commemorated the sorrow of Good Friday, Christians the world over today are contemplating the joy of another Easter morning with the message of victory over death and despair. more »»

Terror in Brussels is another warning

March 26, 2016 Throughout Europe, heads of state made pledges similar to that from German Chancellor Angela Merkel. more »»

It’s time for spring and farming

March 25, 2016 Agriculture is at the very heart of life in the Hawkeye State and especially so as spring unfolds. The renewal of the earth is also a time when the pace quickens on Iowa’s 87,500 farms. more »»

Hard to know what Clinton believes

March 24, 2016 During a campaign stop, Hillary Clinton said President Barack Obama’s proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact is a bad deal. She cited provisions allowing tax-free imports of automobile. more »»

VA’s response is still unsatisfactory

March 23, 2016 It has been two years since a whistleblower revealed military veterans were being forced by the Phoenix veterans hospital to wait months for health care they needed. Some died while they waited. more »»

EPA needs to get its priorities clear

March 22, 2016 Start building a new home on a tract of marshy land, and the U.S. more »»

Terrorism threat is not being contained

March 21, 2016 Residents of Ivory Coast have become recent victims in what amounts to a world war. Islamic terrorists attacked a beachfront resort in that country, killing 16 people. more »»

Sunshine Week is a vital reminder

March 20, 2016 Democracy functions best when the public has access to detailed information about what government officials do and why they do it. Iowa and most other states have what are called “sunshine” laws. more »»

Visiting nation’s capital produces results

March 19, 2016 Visiting our nation’s capital is always an adventure. Walking the hallways where history was made and continues to unfold is seductive for even the most jaded among us. more »»

MidAmerican is making Iowa greener

March 18, 2016 The American poet Joyce Kilmer wrote a famous tribute to the beauty and wonder of trees on a February day in 1913. more »»

North Korea remains a serious threat

March 17, 2016 Officials in the U.S. cannot say —î or at least, will not —whether North Korea has managed to miniaturize nuclear weapons enough to use them as missile warheads. more »»

Iran makes its game plan very clear

March 16, 2016 Recently, Iran test-fired two missiles. Painted on both, in Hebrew, was the phrase, “Israel must be wiped ou. more »»

Help celebrate National Ag Day

March 15, 2016 After an at times trying winter, spring is about to arrive. As another growing season approaches, today has been set as National Ag Day by the Agriculture Council of America. more »»



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