During October, gas stations across Iowa will be joining the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) for the 4th annual Pink at the Pump® campaign. The drive will help raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NCBF) and The Hormel Institute.
The fiscal year for the federal government is coming to an end on September 30, and half of the money designated for International Food Aid has not been spent.
A bill introduced by Senator John Tester seeks to bring mental health resources and awareness to rural communities. The Montana Democrat this week introduced the Seeding Rural Resilience Act to help reduce stress and suicides in rural America. While Tester says, “there is no silver bullet,” he says the bill “provides better tools and resources for folks in rural communities to manage and reduce stress.”
A new niche is developing in the cattle industry.
Northwest Iowa — Ethanol industry leaders say there will be price, storage and political ramifications if President Trump fails to act within the next two weeks, and force oil refineries to blend more ethanol into gasoline. Read more
The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry held a hearing Wednesday on the “Perspectives of the Livestock and Poultry Sectors.”