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Vilsack: Rural poverty rate high; Farm Bill could help

posted on November 8, 2013 03:24 PM

Vilsack: Rural poverty rate high; Farm Bill could help Play Video USDA Sec. Tom Vilsack says many farmers are doing well, but that's only one segment of the rural economy. He says unemployment and poverty is high among other rural Americans, and passage of a Farm Bill is important, because it contains new strategies and initiatives that would help improve the... Watch Story

Vilsack says strong renewable fuel standard is needed

posted on November 8, 2013 03:21 PM

Vilsack says strong renewable fuel standard is needed Play Video U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says there is a need for a strong renewable fuel standard, in part because the oil industry has done a good job of helping make it difficult for some consumers to have access to ethanol. Watch Story

Vilsack says ethanol distribution needs improvement

posted on November 8, 2013 03:18 PM

Vilsack says ethanol distribution needs improvement Play Video USDA Sec. Tom Vilsack says the ethanol industry is bumping up against a blend wall. He says the focus should not be so much on renewable fuel standard numbers, but more on how we can provide more, and better, distribution systems to get ethanol to all consumers across the country. Watch Story

Uncertainty over Farm Bill's fate leaves Americans in limbo

posted on November 8, 2013 03:14 PM

Uncertainty over Farm Bill's fate leaves Americans in limbo Play Video USDA Sec. Tom Vilsack says the lack of an agreement on the Farm Bill creates uncertainty for many Americans, as well as businesses and governments that benefit from elements of the bill. Vilsack points out that the Farm Bill is about much more than just farming. People often don't realize the many... Watch Story

Iowa impact of farm bill negotiations in Washington D.C.

posted on November 1, 2013 07:35 PM

Iowa impact of farm bill negotiations in Washington D.C. Play Video Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey, Iowa Farm Bureau President Craig Hill, and Iowa State University Extension economist Chad Hart; discuss the Iowa impact of ongoing farm bill negotiations in Washington D.C. on this edition of Iowa Press. Mike Pearson, host of IPTV’s agri-business program... Watch Full Episode

Iowa economic impact of not having Farm Bill

posted on November 1, 2013 05:37 PM

Iowa economic impact of not having Farm Bill Play Video Iowa State University economist Chad Hart explains there are direct and indirect economic effects in Iowa without a Farm Bill. Farmers are impacted by changes and uncertainty, but so are main street businesses where farmers spend money. Watch Story

Iowa Ag Sec. Bill Northey on possible gas tax hike

posted on November 1, 2013 05:35 PM

Iowa Ag Sec. Bill Northey on possible gas tax hike Play Video Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey says the agriculture community has a desire to improve infrastructure in the state, but also that road improvements should be paid for by people who use the roads. Watch Story

Iowa Farm Bureau President Craig Hill sees need to raise gas tax

posted on November 1, 2013 05:31 PM

Iowa Farm Bureau President Craig Hill sees need to raise gas tax Play Video Craig Hill, president of the Iowa Farm Bureau, says there is a need to raise the gas tax. However, he says the state should maintain an exemption for farmers who use red-dye diesel fuel for farm equipment. Watch Story

U.S. Representative Steve King (R - Kiron)

posted on October 25, 2013 03:28 PM

U.S. Representative Steve King (R - Kiron) Play Video U.S. Representative Steve King (R - Kiron) is the guest on this edition of Iowa Press. Rep. King, discusses the recent government shutdown, ongoing federal farm bill conference negotiations, and a busy political weekend for Iowa Republicans. Joining King at the Iowa Press table are... Watch Full Episode

Rep. King says it remains to be seen if Sen. Ted Cruz has staying power

posted on October 25, 2013 12:54 PM

Rep. King says it remains to be seen if Sen. Ted Cruz has staying power Play Video Rep. Steve King says he's had intense one-on-one conversations with Sen. Ted Cruz recently, and he thinks he's a smart, articulate politician. But King says it remains to be seen if Ted Cruz has staying power as a potential 2016 presidential candidate, or if Cruz is just the "flavor of the month." Watch Story

Rep. King: I don't think there will be another gov't shutdown

posted on October 25, 2013 12:53 PM

Rep. King: I don't think there will be another gov't shutdown Play Video Rep. Steve King says he thinks there will be debate about upcoming budget issues and the debt ceiling, but he says he doesn't think there is a will to have another government shutdown in this Congress. Watch Story

Rep. King says immigration debate is bad for Republicans

posted on October 25, 2013 12:52 PM

Rep. King says immigration debate is bad for Republicans Play Video Rep. Steve King insists that he remains ever-vigilant on issues relating to immigration. He says every day there is a national debate on immigration is a bad day for Republicans, and the Obama administration knows that. Watch Story

Rep. King says Rep. Latham should not face primary opponent

posted on October 25, 2013 12:51 PM

Rep. King says Rep. Latham should not face primary opponent Play Video Rep. Tom Latham has faced criticism from some Republicans for supporting the compromise that ended the government shutdown. Rep. Steve King says he and Latham have different roles in Congress and that it's not a good idea, in his opinion, for a Republican primary opponent to challenge Latham. Watch Story

Congressional Voting and Political Positioning

posted on October 18, 2013 03:12 PM

Congressional Voting and Political Positioning Play Video This week’s Iowa Press is a discussion centered around the Congressional voting and political positioning that transpired this week in Washington, D.C. Moderator Dean Borg is joined by Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; Kathie Obradovich, political columnist of The Des Moines Register,... Watch Full Episode

Ongoing Government Shutdown | Jim Leach (R) & Neal Smith (D)

posted on October 11, 2013 05:59 PM

Ongoing Government Shutdown | Jim Leach (R) & Neal Smith (D) Play Video Former Congressmen Jim Leach (R, 1977-2007) and Neal Smith (D, 1959-1996) are the guests on this edition of Iowa Press. Both discuss the ongoing government shutdown and their historical perspective from a combined 66 years in the U.S. House of Representatives. Joining Leach and Smith at the... Watch Full Episode
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