Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Politics | For Steve King, Support in Iowa District Is Strong but Political Future Is Wobbly Supported by ByTrip Gabriel Jan. 17, 2019 FORT DODGE, Iowa — The coffee crew at Zakeer’s still likes Steve King. They voted for him over and over and don’t believe he is a bigot. They say he’s getting a raw deal from the news media and Republicans in Washington. But here’s the thing: These rock-solid supporters of Mr. King, whose comments seeming to endorse white supremacy brought stinging rebukes from his own party leaders, are also convinced that his 16-year career in Congress representing northwest Iowa is effectively over. “I think he’s dead in the water,” said Pat Reed, a retired history teacher in a purple University of Northern Iowa sweatshirt, reacting to the news … [Read more...] about For Steve King, Support in Iowa District Is Strong but Political Future Is Wobbly
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Published 5:00 am PST, Saturday, January 12, 2019 Ty Krebs, owner of Krebs Ranch in Gordon, Nebraska, works to set up his yard pin for cattle he is showing during the National Western Stock Show on January 8, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. This year's National Western Stock Show is the "Year of the Yards," because after more than five decades in their current location, the yards will be moved next year to a new spot to the north. (RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via AP) less Ty Krebs, owner of Krebs Ranch in Gordon, Nebraska, works to set up his yard pin for cattle he is showing during the National Western Stock Show on January 8, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. This year's National ... more Photo: RJ Sangosti, AP Photo: RJ Sangosti, AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 Ty Krebs, … [Read more...] about 2019 National Western is last chance to visit old stockyards
They’ve also made the farm financially resilient with a wider effort to restore soil health, using carefully managed planting and grazing practices. In 1989, at the end of a four-year drought, grasshoppers wrecked soybean and small-grain crops all around them, but left the Jaus farm largely alone. Plant diversity had made their fields tougher forage than the neighbors’ one-crop plantings; also, it raised the sugar content of their grains, and therefore the alcohol potential, to a point of toxicity in the hoppers’ guts. Down in northwest Iowa, Jan Libbey and Tim Landgraf raise organic vegetables on 132 acres, some of it knobby terrain undesirable to your typical corn and soybean grower, who prefers the contours of a billiard table. They also raise chickens, which are pastured on clover planted as soil-enhancing cover; in return, the birds provide free fertilizer (and a second income stream from area consumers who choose them over the supermarket alternative). … [Read more...] about Farming as if nature still mattered: a new book offers encouraging examples
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Annie Linskey Globe Staff July 16, 2018 RICHARDSON, Tex. — Sweat is beading on Deval Patrick’s brow. The midday Texas sun pushes the temperature to 98 degrees. But volunteers who gathered at the congressional campaign office that he’s dropped by in this Dallas suburb are lining up for photos.He takes a final five pictures. Then two extra, final, final pictures. Then he hugs someone. Then he shakes a few hands. When he finally slides into his air-conditioned sedan, an Enterprise rental, one person yells out that he’d make a good president. “Easy now,” Patrick says with a chuckle. “Easy now.” Advertisement Patrick isn’t running for anything. At least not yet. But the former Massachusetts governor spent this July weekend in the dry Texas heat to see how it might feel to join the ever-growing field of Democrats … [Read more...] about Deval Patrick swings through Texas to test a 2020 presidential bid
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