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  • Iowa’s governor honors slain Omaha policewoman
    Iowa’s governor has ordered that flags be flown at half-staff Tuesday in honor of the Omaha police officer who was killed in the line of duty this week. Twenty-nine-year-old Kerrie Orozco was shot and killed Wednesday while serving an arrest warrant on a known gang member in Omaha. Orozco was a native of Walnut, Iowa, and […]

  • Drop in farm income raises concern at Fed Reserve Bank
    Farm income is falling for many growers in Iowa and across the region as credit conditions weaken. Nathan Kauffman, the Omaha branch executive with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, says lower crop prices and high input costs have cut profit margins and raised concerns about the ability of farmers to repay loans down […]

  • Deere sees sales growth in construction & forestry division
    Deere and Company has raised its financial outlook for the year, as sales of its construction equipment are rising to offset some of the losses in its ag division. There’s a global slowdown in the ag sector and sales of John Deere tractors, combines and other farm equipment fell by 25 percent in the second […]

  • Governor hoping for a budget ‘breakthrough’ soon
    Iowa lawmakers got an extra early start to this Memorial Day weekend. Senators have not met to debate at all this week and most of the 100 members of the Iowa House gathered for just one day to vote on bills. However, legislative leaders have been holding countless private meetings this week with Governor Terry […]

  • State cancels all poultry shows in effort to stop bird flu spread
    The Iowa Department of Agriculture announced Thursday afternoon an order to immediately cancel all live bird exhibitions at county fairs, the Iowa State Fair, and other gatherings of birds due to avian influenza. Iowa Ag Secretary, Bill Northey, says they looked at a lot of factors in making the decision. “In the interest of making […]

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