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American Alpaca Showcase 2018

The American Alpaca Showcase & The Illinois Alpaca Show are AOA Certified Halter Shows using the 60/40 judging criteria. They will be facilitated in accordance with the current 2017 AOA show division…
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Loebsack Praises New E15 Rule to Allow Year-Round Sales

Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after it was announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would begin rulemaking to allow the year-round sale of gasoline …
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Loebsack and Bustos Seek Answers from VA on Veterans Care

Following a recent report from USA Today, Representatives Dave Loebsack and Cheri Bustos sought answers from the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to ensure our veterans are receiv…
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Rooftops Newsletter: More of a Good Thing

From time to time in the past, we used this space to report on the progress of the first nine congregate nutrition programs (CNPs) in Georgia that participated in NFESH’s What A Waste program. The re…
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Beast Village Comedy Festival 2018

Schedule: Thursday, October 4th, 20186:45pm: Opening Ceremony at Felix and Oscars7:00pm: Beast Village Opening Kickoff Show at Felix and Oscars9:00pm: Killer Pizza Showcase at Felix and OscarsFriday…
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Loebsack Again Calls Out House Republican Leaders for Closing Up and Leaving Town

As the House gaveled out of session with two weeks remaining on its schedule, Congressman Dave Loebsack reiterated his call to Republican leaders to keep the House in session and working on the impor…
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Loebsack Reintroduces Legislation to Provide Support for Rural Schools

Congressman Dave Loebsack recently reintroduced legislation that would provide greater support to rural communities to ensure that students attending rural schools have access to the same resources …
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Desmoines Jazz Festival 2018

Schedule: Friday, August 31, 2018 at 5:00-10:00PM.5:00PM: Doors Open5:30PM: NOLA Jazz Band7:00PM: Grand Ave Ruckus 8:45PM: Bobby Watson QuartetLocation: *** & Go Theater, 901 Cherry Street, Des Moin…
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After 4 Months, EPA Fails to Fully Respond to Loebsack Questions on RFS “Hardship” Waiver

After four months, Congressman Dave Loebsack finally received a response from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to the specific questions he had asked regarding the agency’s use of the small …
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Beaverdale Fall Festival 2018

More than 20 years ago, merchants in the Beaverdale area first began the annual fall tradition now known as the Beaverdale Fall Festival. Sidewalk sales, carnival rides, music, beer tents and a parad…
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World Food and Music Festival 2018

World Food & Music Festival is produced by the Greater Des Moines Partnership. The event offers international cuisine, live music and performing arts, cooking demonstrations, wine and craft beers and…
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Rooftops Newsletter: You Can Go Home Again

Over the past year or so, we have been writing about new tools that NFESH has developed and deployed as part of our What A Waste and REACH projects. These tools are about discovery. NFESH cannot help…
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Iowa State Fair 2018

Schedule:Thursday August 9,2018:Across from Grandfather's Barn8:00 amPolk County Master Gardeners9:00 amGrape GetawayAdministration Building10:00 amNational AnthemAndringa Family Foundation Little Ha…
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Learn to Drive Your 4x4 Like a Pro

Four-wheeling is a hands-on experience. You can gather a lot of driving tips from online stories, magazine articles and books, but to really get a sense of how your 4x4 works on the trail, nothing be…
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Loebsack, Stivers Bill to Help Homeless Youth Passes Financial Services Committee

Today, H.R. 1511, the Homeless Children and Youth Act (HCYA), a bipartisan bill sponsored by Representatives Dave Loebsack (D-IA) and Steve Stivers (R-OH), passed the Financial Services Committee. Th…
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