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Alliant Energy urges energy conservation with forecasted heat wave

July 24, 2012 CEDAR RAPIDS – Interstate Power and Light Co. (IPL), an Alliant Energy company, announced today it will cycle air conditioners for all participating Iowa customers in its southern and central zones. more »»

Gov. Branstad reminds public of harvesting grass in state highway ditches

July 23, 2012 (DES MOINES) – Gov. Branstad today encouraged farmers to harvest grass in the state highway right of way as a way to help combat this summer’s drought. more »»


July 18, 2012 The Iowa Department of Natural Resources annual survey of upland game populations begins on Aug. more »»

Northey encourages farmers to update info. on Iowa Hay and Straw Directory

July 18, 2012 DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey is encouraging Iowa hay and straw producers to register or update their listing on the Iowa Hay and Straw Directory. more »»


July 17, 2012 Communities across Iowa are learning that the more they get involved…the better the chance of creating a regional draw; with people coming from many miles away to enjoy their area; and drop a few... more »»


July 15, 2012 Swimming, canoeing and floating on inner tubes in natural waterways is a summertime tradition in Iowa. more »»

New Iowa record bighead carp snagged at Rathbun

July 14, 2012 The first bighead carp documented from Rathbun Lake is also a new Iowa state record. more »»

Iowa State Scientists Discover How Nematodes Attacks Plants

July 13, 2012 AMES- Iowa State University plant pathologists have made a breakthrough in deciphering how plant-parasitic microscopic roundworms called cyst nematodes infect plants, like soybeans. more »»

New Food and Fun at the 2012 Iowa State Fair

July 12, 2012 DES MOINES - (readMedia)-The Iowa State Fair will offer a plethora of new attractions to try, taste and watch this yea. more »»

Gov. Branstad orders flags at half-staff to honor Sgt. James Skalberg Jr.

July 12, 2012 (DES MOINES) – Gov. Branstad is ordering all flags in the state to be flown at half-staff beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, July 13, until 8 a.m. on Monday, July 16, for Sgt. James Skalberg Jr. more »»

ISU Extension SafeFood Concessions Training for Food Stand Workers

July 5, 2012 Food stands are an important part of many community celebrations and athletic events. Selling a variety of food and beverages can be an effective fundraising activity—but only if no one gets sick. more »»

Water Safety Smarts

July 3, 2012 WEST DES MOINES- This 4th of July, pools, lakes and ponds across the country will be full of swimmers looking for some cool relief on a hot summer day. more »»

Strategies to manage cows in drought conditions

July 2, 2012 As the drought continues, cattlemen need to look at numerous management practices to help stretch their feed supply and maintain performance and reproduction in the cow herd. more »»

Gov. Branstad orders flags at half-staff tomorrow to honor fallen Vietnam War airman

June 29, 2012 (DES MOINES) – Gov. Branstad is ordering all flags in the state to be flown at half-staff beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 29, 2012, until 8 a.m. on Monday, July 2, 2012 for Lt. Col. more »»

Gov. Branstad announces parade details

June 27, 2012 (DES MOINES) – Today, Gov. Terry Branstad announced additional details regarding this Saturday’s “A Salute to Our Veterans and Service Members Parade. more »»

‘World’s Largest Swimming Lesson’ Attempts to Break Record

June 9, 2012 The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), Safe Kids Greater Des Moines, Altoona Aquatic Park, Algona Family YMCA, and the Norman D. more »»

Vintage motor tour to visit Iowa's infamous crime scenes

June 7, 2012 A total of 80 twenty-five year and older cars from 7 states and 50 Iowa communities will tour parts of western Iowa June 13-17 as part of the 17th annual MotorMemories spring vintage vehicle tour. more »»

Market to Market Special Edition Remembers Mark Pearson

June 7, 2012 (Johnston, Iowa)- The next episode of Market to Market, the weekly journal of rural America, will be a departure from the program's usual format. more »»

New National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library grand opening set July 14-15

June 6, 2012 With just five weeks remaining until the grand opening of the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, officials announce the details of an exciting, fun-filled two-day festival to celebrate the ne... more »»

3 Iowa FSA county office to close

June 1, 2012 (Des Moines, Iowa) May 30, 2012: John R. Whitaker, Iowa State Executive Director for the Farm Service Agency (FSA), today announced that USDA Secretary Thomas . more »»



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