Biden Administration

Editorial: Why are we so far behind? 

Buena Vista County has one of the lowest Covid vaccination rates in a state with the 46th-lowest rate. Clay and Carroll Counties, the same size, have vaccinated twice as many. Cherokee County, far smaller than Buena Vista, has vaccinated nearly as many, 539 v. 549. What with all the health care workers and Tyson and the university and the elderly you […]

Vilsack sees big shift in ag induced by climate

FREE Iowan reprises role with pledge to diverse, resilient food systems

US Agriculture Secretary nominee Tom Vilsack of West Des Moines promised Monday to quickly ramp up efforts to make agriculture an integral tool in battling climate change. In his first interview since being asked to serve by President Joe Biden, Vilsack told The Storm Lake Times that a “fairly significant shift” is occurring toward conservation agriculture that involves far more […]