THEY SAID …
“As a matter of reality, I believe she can be an ideal presidential candidate proper now.”
— Bob Vander Plaats, a Christian conservative chief, on Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds
“We’ve actually had lots of people take a look at of the labor pressure and we don’t know what it’s going to take to get them again in.”
— Dave Swenson, Iowa State College economist, on Iowa’s slowly recovering post-pandemic workforce
ODDS AND ENDS
Monopoly busting: U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, in Iowa, introduced federal plans to launch applications to extend competitors within the meat processing business and resiliency within the meals provide chain.
Council actions: Members of the Legislative Council permitted pay raises of 1.1% to cowl cost-of-living will increase, much like different state staff, for legislative staff. The panel additionally permitted eight interim examine panels.
Circumstances enhance: Drought circumstances persist in some elements of Iowa, however substantial weekend rainstorms took “the sting off” issues over growing corn and soybean crops, state officers mentioned.