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Gov. Reynolds to Name Mike Naig as Iowa Secretary of Agriculture

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced on Thursday she will name Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Deputy Secretary Mike Naig as the new Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, citing a commitment to continuity and stability. Naig will become Secretary of Agriculture upon Bill Northey’s resignation. He will serve the remainder of Northey’s term. “Mike Naig has been… Read More »

Northey Approved for USDA

The wait is over for Bill Northey. Months after he was nominated, the Spirit Lake farmer and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture was confirmed Tuesday by the U.S. Senate as USDA Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation. “It is a tremendous honor for me to be confirmed to serve as an Under Secretary of Agriculture,”… Read More »

Don’t Overlook Ag’s Economic Footprint

As more people are one, two or three generations off the farm, fewer people can share fond memories of visiting or working on their grandparent’s farm. This migration away from farming unfortunately leads to a loss of recognition of how important agriculture is to society and its economic importance to the United States. The U.S…. Read More »

Career Academy, Dual Credit Courses Popular in SE Nebraska

BEATRICE – The Southeast Nebraska Career Academy Partnership is growing, and so is the level of college credit courses being taken by high school students. Director of SENCAP, Dr. Randy Nelson says of 44 high schools in the service area of Southeast Community College, only a handful don’t participate in the project. Nelson says SENCAP… Read More »