Iowa News headlines: Wed., Sept. 19th 2012


September 19th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

CLIVE, Iowa (AP) — The campaign for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says his wife, Ann Romney, will hold a Women for Mitt rally at furniture store in the Des Moines suburb of Clive. Ann Romney is scheduled to speak at the rally tomorrow afternoon at By Design, a high-end furniture retailer. Her visit follows a Monday event in Des Moines by GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan.

GRINNELL, Iowa (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is focusing much of his two-day Iowa trip on blue-collar areas, hoping to improve President Barack Obama’s chances of carrying the state he captured in 2008. Biden campaigned Monday in Burlington and yesterday in Ottumwa before capping the visit with a stop at Grinnell College.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa agriculture department says federal officials have approved a request for corn contaminated by a poison-producing fungus to be blended with other corn for animal feed. The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the agency’s request to blend corn containing more than 20 parts per billion of aflatoxin with corn that has lower levels or no aflatoxin.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Social conservatives are adding firepower to what has been a low-profile campaign to oust a member of the Iowa Supreme Court for his role in legalizing gay marriage in 2009. The Family Leader has announced that former presidential candidate Rick Santorum and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will join a statewide bus tour next week calling for the removal of Justice David Wiggins, who is up for retention in November.