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How desperate is Rob Sand?

How desperate is Rob Sand?

Really desperate. As most of you know, natural gas prices are skyrocketing and will only get worse this winter. It doesn't take a genius to see that Biden's energy policies are no different than the rest of his policies-- a total disaster. But that's not helpful to Rob Sand. So Rob Sand did what Rob Sand does….he tried to blame Kim Reynolds. (Tell us you're desperate for attention without...

Every state is now a border state

Every state is now a border state

In August alone, Customs and Border Protection encountered more than 208,000 people attempting to enter the U.S. illegally—an increase of 318% during the same exact time just one year ago. And the harsh reality is the situation shows no signs of improving. Earlier...

IRS Spying Scheme a Lose-Lose-Lose

IRS Spying Scheme a Lose-Lose-Lose

President Biden and Speaker Pelosi are moving full speed ahead with their big government, big spending vision for this country. Their radical, multi-trillion dollar reconciliation package is nearing completion. As we learn more about what they want included, it seems...

Fighting for Iowa’s Producers and Consumers

Fighting for Iowa’s Producers and Consumers

In 2019, a single Tyson-owned beef processing plant in Kansas, which processed around six percent of American beef on its own, was closed for months following a large fire. The COVID-19 pandemic caused processing and packing plants to close, which led to additional shortfalls and interruptions in an already uneasy market. Finally, JBS was hit by a ransomware attack that shutdown their plants and stopped production for days.

The fact that these three disruptions impacted our supply chains so severely highlights the problems created by over consolidation in this industry. Anticompetitive practices in the American meatpacking industry, especially in the beef cattle industry, have grown as a threat to both our food supply and national security. Consumers are seeing higher prices at the store, but Iowa’s producers are still losing money. This is unacceptable.

Sand Gets Sued: Lawsuit Claims Auditor Illegally Withheld Public Records

Sand Gets Sued: Lawsuit Claims Auditor Illegally Withheld Public Records

According to the lawsuit, the auditor’s office withheld “less than a dozen” email threads from its response to the Kirkwood Institute. Sand’s office cited two reasons: that all of its audit and examination records are confidential and that disclosure would harm an ongoing investigation or threaten the safety of individuals.

Pretty strong stuff, right? But here is the problem. Among the withheld email threads was an email that the Bleeding Heartland blog had already published in a story about the report. That’s right, the auditor’s office claimed an email was secret that a liberal blogger had already put out to the public. The email in question was an effort by Sand’s chief of staff to push back against the successful effort of the governor’s team to discredit the report.