Former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland, a farmer from northern Minnesota who was tasked with selling President Jimmy Carter's unpopular Soviet Union grain embargo to other farmers, died Sunday.
Iowa was not one of the original plaintiffs fighting WOTUS, but a ruling Tuesday allows the state to join the fray. “The EPA’s WOTUS Rule imposes unnecessary burdens on Iowans,” Iowa Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg said.
The farmer who employed murder suspect Cristhian Bahena Rivera says he's received death threats. Rivera was charged with the murder of missing Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts. Rivera worked at the dairy farm.
Lawmakers, including some Republicans, are losing patience with the Trump administration's reliance on tariffs to win trade disputes and are talking increasingly about legislative action to protect U.S. jobs.