Vet holding calf
Dec 7, 2016 | 6 min

The population in Rural America has been on the decline since the Civil War leaving more work for fewer hands. When important agricultural jobs are made vacant by flight to urban areas, death or...

Market Plus with John Roach

Pearson: This is the Friday, December 16, 2016 version of the Market Plus segment. Joining us now is John Roach. John, welcome back. Roach: Thanks, Mike. Great to be here. Pearson: We are glad to...

Market to Market (December 9, 2016)
Dec 9, 2016 | 28 min

Midwest links to China help tie the knot for the next Ambassador. Spirits sore like a hawk for those camped out near the last mile of a controversial pipeline. The Secretary of Agriculture runs the bell-lap as his 8-years of service come to an end. Market analysis with Tomm Pfitzenmaier.

Governor Terry Branstad’s Nomination as Ambassador to China
Dec 9, 2016 | 30 min

On this edition of Iowa Press we will discuss President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Governor Terry Branstad as U.S. Ambassador to China.

Market Plus - Tomm Pfitzenmaier
Dec 9, 2016 | 15 min

Market analyst Tomm Pfitzenmaier discusses the commodity markets with host Mike Pearson in a special web-only feature.

Bill Northey
Dec 9, 2016 | 1 min

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey (R-Spirit Lake) says he supports Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds 100 percent as she prepares to take over the duties of governor. Northey says he's willing to help in...

Mary Kramer
Dec 9, 2016 | 2 min

Mary Kramer, former U.S. Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, says Donald Trump's tough talk about China won't be a surprise to the Chinese when Gov. Terry Branstad takes over as U.S...

Chuck Larson
Dec 9, 2016 | 1 min

Chuck Larson, former U.S. Ambassador to Latvia, says ambassadors have to understand they are guests in foreign countries. He says the way you accomplish things is through leadership, and Gov...

Tom Vilsack
Dec 9, 2016 | 4 min

As appointments in the new administration continue to be made, one cabinet member’s tenure is coming to an end. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is taking a final run around the track after...

Corn Belt Governor to Become Trump's Ambassador to China
Dec 9, 2016 | 4 min

This week, the President-elect continued to handpick his administration. In a strange twist of fate, the decision on who should handle diplomatic relations with the country of 1.3 billion people has...