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Farms ordered to report pig virus infections

April 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Farms stricken with a deadly pig virus must report outbreaks as part of a new program to help monitor and possibly control the spread of the disease, the federal government announced Friday.
Porcine epidemic diarrhea has killed mi…continue reading on dglobe.com

State fines Spirit Lake assisted living center

April 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa (AP) — An assisted living center in Spirit Lake did not adequately train workers and committed numerous medication errors, according to state regulators who said the facility presents an “imminent danger” to residents.
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Vilsack: No secret payments when he was governor

April 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — No money was paid to anyone for secrecy during the years Tom Vilsack was governor, the Democrat who is now U.S. Secretary of Agriculture said Friday.
Vilsack spoke to reporters after being interviewed for “Iowa Press,” an…continue reading on dglobe.com

Column: Unfinished business: From broadband to bullying to budgets

March 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

By DAVID JOHNSON, Iowa State Senator

DES MOINES, Iowa — As of Thursday, the number of budget bills debated in the Iowa Senate: zero. The prospects for an early adjournment predicted by many last January: better than zero. And I’ll leave i…continue reading on dglobe.com

U.S. farmers to sow record soybean acres, scale back on corn

March 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

CHICAGO — High prices for soybeans should encourage U.S. farmers to sow the biggest ever area to the oilseed this spring while pulling back slightly on corn, analysts said ahead of a hotly anticipated U.S. government plantings report due on Monday….continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

U.S. farmers to sow record soybean acres, scale back on corn

March 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

CHICAGO — High prices for soybeans should encourage U.S. farmers to sow the biggest ever area to the oilseed this spring while pulling back slightly on corn, analysts said ahead of a hotly anticipated U.S. government plantings report due on Monday….continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Column: Countdown ends for some proposed bills

March 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

By DAVID JOHNSON, Iowa State Senator

DES MOINES, Iowa — From my driveway in Ocheyedan to the parking lot of the state Capitol in Des Moines is a distance of 229 miles. Senate District 1, which I represent, covers nearly 2,529 square miles. …continue reading on dglobe.com

Column: Countdown ends for some proposed bills

March 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

By DAVID JOHNSON, Iowa State Senator

DES MOINES, Iowa — From my driveway in Ocheyedan to the parking lot of the state Capitol in Des Moines is a distance of 229 miles. Senate District 1, which I represent, covers nearly 2,529 square miles. …continue reading on dglobe.com

Bullying, fireworks bills survive Iowa deadline

March 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Bills surviving Friday’s legislative deadline include measures that would crack down on bullying in schools, allow the sale of fireworks and regulate the use of unmanned aerial drones.
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Bullying, fireworks bills survive Iowa deadline

March 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Bills surviving Friday’s legislative deadline include measures that would crack down on bullying in schools, allow the sale of fireworks and regulate the use of unmanned aerial drones.
Many other proposals won’t be cons…continue reading on dglobe.com