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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 »

Problems with Blanket Liens

Have you ever been tripped up by a blanket lien? Members of the Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association are increasingly confronting issues regarding security interests held by banks in equipment they either purchase outright or accept in trade on other equipment from customers. Samuel I. Kreamer, J.D., C.P.A. of Kreamer Law Firm has put together three… Read More »

Getting What You Pay For Money Alone Is Not Enough

[By Christine E. Branstad, J.D., 2010; R-2013 | Keywords: Business, Insurance] Paying your insurance premiums doesn’t always mean that you’ll get a check if you have a loss. Insurance coverage is a legal “contract.” Your insurance company may refuse to pay you (ignore their contractual obligations) if you do not comply with the terms of… Read More »

When Disaster Strikes…Is Your Business Prepared?

[2010; R-2013 | Keywords: Business, Disaster] Midwesterners often joke that if you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes. It seems like weather across Iowa and Nebraska is always changing. The winter months feature below-zero wind chills, blizzards and ice storms, while the warmer spring and summer months bring tornadoes, floods, flat line winds, hail… Read More »