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Analysis: Iowa posts 18th highest drop in food stamps participants

Iowa ranked No. 18 among 49 states and U.S. territories that saw reductions in food stamps participation, according to the latest numbers compiled by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Analysis: Iowa on track to tax online sales

Iowa is compliant with a U.S. Supreme Court decision outlining how states can go about requiring online retailers to collect sales taxes on products sold within their borders, according to an analysis by the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

Analysis: Iowa posted 19th highest sales tax burden per person in 2018

Among the 45 states that levy sales taxes, Iowa ranked No. 19 for its per-capita sales tax collections, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers.

Iowa posted highest corporate income tax in 2018

Among the District of Columbia and the 44 states that levy corporate income taxes, Iowa ranked No. 1 for the top tax rate on business revenues, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers.

Analysis: Iowa posted 5th highest individual income tax rate in 2018

Iowa ranked No. 5 for its top individual income tax rate, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers that tracked the District of Columbia and the 43 states that levy such taxes.

Iowa gets ‘B’ grade in analysis of states’ fiscal health

Iowa ranked No. 10 in a study of the state’s ability to pay all of its bills, including public employers’ pension benefits, according to a new ranking of the states’ fiscal health by Truth in Accounting (TIA).

Iowa gets score of 80 on financial transparency

Iowa earned above-average marks for its system of making annual budgetary data available to residents, according to a study by the Chicago-based policy institute Truth in Accounting (TIA).

Ethanol production rises to record levels while domestic demand drops

Ethanol production is increasing and will likely produce record volume for 2018.

Iowa farmers need open markets, not aid packages, anti-tariff coalition leader argues

President Donald Trump's administration's aid to farmers suffering in its trade war with much of the rest of the world is a fine gesture but not the right one, a long time Des Moines farmer said this week as a farming coalition announced a campaign to call attention to the pain that war is causing.

Farmers for Free Trade's ad campaign pits farmers against Trump's trade war

From Ohio Business Daily

Farmers for Free Trade has launched Tariffs Hurt the Heartland, an advertising campaign featuring true stories of how tariffs will damage the country’s agricultural base.

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