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    Half Million Dollars Proposed To Protect Iowa’s Livestock

      Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey outlined the Department’s 2018 budget proposal in a public budget hearing with the Governor on Monday.   Northey requested $500,000 for the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s Animal Industry Bureau to help prepare for and potentially respond to a foreign animal disease outbreak.   Northey also supports the proposal passed last year that would give nearly $500 million through 2029 for water quality efforts in the state.   He asked for $6.75 million for […]

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    Historic Jurgensen Bridge Begins Move Tuesday

    MADISON COUNTY, Iowa — Travelers in Madison County may see a very strange sight Tuesday – a bridge on the move. The historic 120-foot Jurgensen Bridge is making a move to Cedar Lake in Winterset. The bridge was built in 1910 and closed a century later when it suffered extensive damage during the floods of 2010. The bridge will become part of the bike trail system, providing a route over the Cedar Lake spillway. The bridge should be in place […]

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    Valley Tigers Ready for Title Defense

    West Des Moines — Valley must replace four senior starters from last season’s championship team. The Tigers also must play the first couple months without all-state forward Quinton Curry–he’s recovering from an ACL injury. Still, the Tigers remain confident. Valley opens the season against Fort Dodge Tuesday.  

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    ImaginEve! New Year’s Eve at Hy-Vee Hall

    Saturday, December 31 4 – 8 p.m. Hy-Vee Hall 733 Third Street Downtown Des Moines Join Channel 13 for Des Moines’ biggest New Year’s Eve party for kids at ImaginEve! Kids and families will enjoy a countdown to the New Year with a Times Square-like confetti drop at 8 p.m.  This free family fun event features: inflatable rides and bounce houses costumed characters carnival games with prizes costumed characters toddler zone dancers For kids ages 10 and up,  ImaginEve offers […]

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    Murphy’s Law: “Some of What Made Me Thankful This Year”

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    USDA Investments Make Hundreds of Inventions

    Every year, the USDA invests money into research and science of agriculture. In 2015, investments made 222 inventions, 94 patents, and 125 new patent applications. That’s according to the USDA Annual Report on technology transfer, which includes ag related discoveries, inventions and processes made by USDA researchers, universities, and small businesses. USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack says these results show the impact they’ve made and that studies say every dollar invested into ag research returns $20 to the economy. Highlighted investment […]

  • THE INSIDERS, November 27th Edition, Prediction

    The Insiders panel tackles the Quick 6 as well as shares their predictions for this week.

  • THE INSIDERS, November 27th Edition, Part 4

    Channel 13’s Dave Price discusses Iowan’s ability or inability to pay for their power bills during these cold winter months and the economic impact. For part 5, click here.

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    THE INSIDERS, November 27th Edition, Part 3

    Channel 13’s and the Insiders panel discusses the possibility of Governor Terry Branstad taking a position in a Trump administration. For part 4, click here.

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    THE INSIDERS, November 27th Edition, Part 2

    Channel 13’s Dave Price and the Insiders panel sits down to talk about Democrats presence in legislature and how President Barack Obama could have impacted their numbers. For part 3, click here.

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    THE INSIDERS, November 27th Edition, Part 1

    Channel 13’s Dave Price talks with Doctor Diane Bystrom about women’s changing role in politics… after Hillary Clinton’s loss of the presidency. For part 2, click here.

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    Renewable Fuel Standard Back On Track

    There’s about to be more ethanol in the gasoline system. On Wednesday, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized increases in the renewable fuel volume requirements on all categories of biofuels in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). As part of its annual rulemaking, regular ethanol now meets the 15 billion gallon congressional target for conventional fuels. Also the required volume of biomass based diesel for 2017 is twice that of the congressional target at 2 billion gallons. Total renewable fuels volumes […]