DES MOINES, IOWA (August 19, 2019) — Nothing compares to the Iowa State Fair and the 2019 Fair crushed attendance records on individual days and racked up a total of 1,170,375 attendees over the 11-day celebration.


DAVENPORT, IOWA (August 19, 2019) — On Tuesday, Auston McLain will launch his bid for the Davenport City Council’s Fifth Ward.

McLain, 34, is the Outreach Advocate at Braking Traffik, a program of Family Resources, which works with survivors of human trafficking.

"Working in the anti-human trafficking movement and sexual assault field, I encounter some of the most challenging parts of our community, as well as some of the best," McLain said.

WASHINGTON DC (August 19, 2019) — Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has sworn in Brandon Lipps as Deputy Under Secretary of the Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services (FNCS) and Pam Miller as the Administrator of the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). Sec Perdue issued the following statement:

DES MOINES, IOWA (August 19, 2019) — Top dairy farms competed for honors in the Brown Swiss Dairy Cattle show judged Friday at the 2019 Iowa State Fair.

Breezy Ridge Dairy of Epworth received Grand Champion Female honors, and Iow Ayr Farms of Brooklyn showed the Reserve Grand Champion Female.

Lee-Anns Swiss LLC of De Witt claimed the Champion Premier Exhibitor and Champion Premier Breeder titles.

WASHINGTON DC (August 19, 2019) — Rural Business-Cooperative Service Administrator Bette Brand today announced that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is 

DES MOINES, IOWA (August 19, 2019) — Exhibitors competed on Saturday, August 10, in the Prospect Calf Cattle Show at the 2019 Iowa State Fair.

Fraker Show Cattle of Malcom exhibited the Grand Champion Prospect Breeding Heifers. The Grand Champion Prospect Market Animal was shown by Matilyn Lautner of Adel.

Complete results below:




Grand Champion and Reserve Breeding Heifer

Grand) Fraker Show Cattle, Malcom

DES MOINES, IOWA (August 19, 2019) — The best Iowa made dairy products were honored in the Iowa Quality Dairy Products competition, judged prior to the start of the 2019 Iowa State Fair. Simple Life Farm of Winterset received Best of Show honors.

Complete results follow:



1) Tie — Kalona Creamery, Kalona

1) Tie — Kalona Creamery, Kalona

2) Kalona Super Natural, Kalona

3) Better Butter Bureau, Des Moines


DES MOINES, IOWA (August 19, 2019) — Competitors claimed their spot as the strongest Fairgoers when they competed in the Monster Arm Wrestling contest at the Iowa State Fair in the Penningroth Media Center in the Cattle Barn, Sunday, August 11, at the Iowa State Fair.

Complete results below:


Men's Right


1) Eric McDonald, Keswick

2) Jake Stanton, Urbandale



1) Kyle Kohn, Cherokee

2) Trace McCuen, Audubon

DES MOINES, IOWA (August 19, 2019) — The