On the heels of the destruction the summer derecho caused in our state, linemen from Iowa’s electric cooperatives didn’t waver in their commitment to assist other co-op members when another massive storm hit.

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Iowa’s locally owned electric cooperatives have a long and successful history of working with elected officials and policymakers to advocate for their member-consumers. Even during a pandemic, this work continues.

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The 2020-2021 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program has been established to help qualifying low-income Iowa homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs for the winter heating season. 

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Five northwest Iowa middle school students are celebrating after winning top honors for their documentary on rural electrification at the 2020 National History Day® national finals.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has created many challenges and also some unforeseen opportunities for Iowa businesses and industries. Many Iowa companies, served by electric cooperatives, have adjusted, innovated and stepped up to fill important community needs.

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Your electric cooperative is speaking with lawmakers to make sure they understand that the best way for them to help the electric co-ops and Iowa’s rural economy is to help you. The cooperative principle of “Concern for Community” has been driving our response to the pandemic every day.

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By all accounts, our country is facing an unprecedented economic crisis because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many families have experienced job loss or reduction in employment. There is help available through Iowa’s network of community action agencies if you find yourself in this situation.

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Electric cooperatives are no strangers to extreme situations, but these are unprecedented times even by our standards. Iowa’s electric co-ops have plans and processes in place to manage all types of scenarios, including a pandemic.

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For Iowa, the answer to the age-old question is BOTH! With nearly 59 million laying hens, producing approximately 16 billion eggs annually, Iowa far outpaces other states in both categories.

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Iowa is celebrating the 15th anniversary of one of the nation’s most heralded philanthropic partnerships. This celebration is possible because Iowa leaders, legislators and the governor came together to pass and implement legislation known as the County Endowment Fund and the Endow Iowa Tax Credit Program.

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