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Branstad, Reynolds to convene public meeting in Mt. Pleasant on dry and drought weather conditions

July 11, 2012

Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds announced today that they will hold a two-hour public meeting on the severe dry and D1 Drought conditions that have plagued Iowa this summer. The event will be held Tuesday morning at the Mt. Pleasant High School gymnasium, and members of the public are encouraged and welcome to attend.

The public meeting will feature officials from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and the USDA. Outside expert testimony will feature agricultural groups and environmental experts.

The discussion will include the latest information and tracking metrics, how coordination is being handled between the state and federal levels, and potential action steps that may be taken in order to ensure Iowa’s needs are met. The public is invited to share their thoughts and concerns.

Details of the meeting are as follows:

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

9 a.m.            Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds hold public meeting on dry and D1 Drought conditions

                        Mt. Pleasant High School  gymnasium  

                        2104 South Grand Avenue  

Mount Pleasant, IA