Iowa Rural Caucus

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Members of the Iowa House Rural Caucus for the 2016 legislative session include, Rep. Curt Hanson of Fairfield, Rep. Sally Stutsman of rural Johnson County, Rep. Bruce Bearinger of Oelwein, Rep. Mary Gaskill of Ottumwa, Rep. Nancy Dunkel of Dyersville, Rep. Helen Miller of Fort Dodge, Rep. Scott Ourth of Akworth, Rep. Todd Prichard of Charles City and Rep. Patti Ruff of McGregor. Together we will work on issues such as boosting rural job creation, meeting rural infrastructure needs, guaranteeing resources for rural schools and addressing poverty in rural Iowa. The House Rural Caucus will meet weekly to hear from various speakers and discuss the issues that affect Iowa’s rural economy.

First Day of 2016 Legislative Session

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1-11-2016_Hanson_OpeningDay Monday, January 11th at the State Capitol in Des Moines and State Representative Curt Hanson of Fairfield said his top priority will be rebuilding Iowa’s middle class and growing the economy while keeping the state budget balanced.

“I’m honored to serve the people of Davis, Jefferson and Van Buren Counties in the Iowa House of Representatives for another year,” said Hanson. “Too many families are working hard but still not getting ahead. If we put politics aside and work together to find common ground, I know we’ll have a successful legislative session to build a strong middle class in Iowa.” Continue Reading →

Soybean Conservation Tour

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20151020_135153 Curt looks as Prairie StripsOn October 20th,  I was privileged to tour a showcase of the many projects that offer solutions to our nutrient runoff (water quality) problems. Cover Crops, Reduced Tillage, Wetlands, Prairie Strips, Bioreactors, Buffer Strips and Saturated Buffers all show promise in becoming a part of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy.