Jonathan Ahl http://iowapublicradio.org en Farmers Split Over Subsidies As Senate Farm Bill Debate Begins http://iowapublicradio.org/post/farmers-split-over-subsidies-senate-farm-bill-debate-begins The <a href="http://www.ag.senate.gov/download/?id=ced10412-bf5e-46a8-bdef-e2594584ac9b">latest proposal</a> for the farm bill — the law governing everything from food stamps to rural development grants — is being considered by the U.S. Senate this week. It's designed to save more than $23 billion over the next 10 years, in part by getting rid of direct payments to farmers. The direct payment program alone costs taxpayers $5 billion per year.<p>The Senate is proposing to replace it with crop insurance and revenue protections in case of falling prices. Wed, 13 Jun 2012 08:29:00 +0000 Jonathan Ahl 3096 at http://iowapublicradio.org Farmers Split Over Subsidies As Senate Farm Bill Debate Begins Dairy industry pushes for reform http://iowapublicradio.org/post/dairy-industry-pushes-reform <div class="article-body"><p>Many dairymen are calling the government price support system broken, but just how to fix it isn&#39;t clear.&nbsp;There&#39;s debate over how much the government should step in to help in tough times and as to what degree it should let the free market govern.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 10:00:12 +0000 Jonathan Ahl & Kathleen Masterson 16 at http://iowapublicradio.org Dairy industry pushes for reform Romney rides bus tour toward caucuses http://iowapublicradio.org/post/romney-rides-bus-tour-toward-caucuses Thu, 29 Dec 2011 05:00:00 +0000 Jonathan Ahl 25867 at http://iowapublicradio.org Ron Paul: Frontrunner in Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/ron-paul-frontrunner-iowa Fri, 23 Dec 2011 05:00:00 +0000 Jonathan Ahl 25859 at http://iowapublicradio.org 12/14/11 Newscast http://iowapublicradio.org/post/121411-newscast Wed, 14 Dec 2011 12:30:00 +0000 Jonathan Ahl 25955 at http://iowapublicradio.org 12/14/11 Newscast http://iowapublicradio.org/post/121411-newscast-0 Wed, 14 Dec 2011 12:30:00 +0000 Jonathan Ahl 26057 at http://iowapublicradio.org 13th Street Economy Revisited http://iowapublicradio.org/post/13th-street-economy-revisited Mon, 09 May 2011 20:30:00 +0000 Jonathan Ahl 25117 at http://iowapublicradio.org 4th Congressional District Preview http://iowapublicradio.org/post/4th-congressional-district-preview <p>Iowa's fourth congressional district is big; it spans from Warren county in the south, along the western part of the Des Moines Metro area, up to the Minnesota border and over to the northeast corner of the state. It's also solidly Republican, and incumbent Tom Latham is seeking a 9th term in office.</p><p></p> Thu, 21 Oct 2010 04:00:00 +0000 Jonathan Ahl 24738 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Economy on 13th Street http://iowapublicradio.org/post/economy-13th-street Tue, 09 Dec 2008 05:00:00 +0000 Jonathan Ahl 16170 at http://iowapublicradio.org E-85 no longer cheaper alternative http://iowapublicradio.org/post/e-85-no-longer-cheaper-alternative Fri, 05 Dec 2008 05:00:00 +0000 Jonathan Ahl 16168 at http://iowapublicradio.org