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AP-IA--Iowa News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, IA

August 6, 2018

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Iowa. Questions about coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the Des Moines Bureau at 515-243-3281 or apdesmoines@ap.org. Iowa News Editor Scott McFetridge also can be reached at 515-243-3281 or smcfetridge@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central. For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



FAIRFIELD — Organic dairy farmers say they could go out of business in part because the U.S. Department of Agriculture has allowed milk to be labeled organic even if cows are not allowed outside and are fed only grains rather than grass. The rules have led to larger operations that can operate more cheaply, prompting major buyers to cancel contracts with small dairies. Faced with the challenge, some small dairies are banding together and planning to label their milk more specifically, so consumers are aware their cows roam outside and eat grass. By David Pitt. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 2 p.m.


NEW HOME FOR RECORDS — A Mason City genealogy library that has served north Iowans for about four decades may need to find a new home by the end of September. UPCOMING: 275 words. Photo will be requested from Mason City Globe Gazette.


BODY FOUND-LEE COUNTY — Authorities say the body of a young woman found in southeast Iowa is not that of a missing University of Iowa student.

CHILD’S BODY RECOVERED — Authorities say the body of a small child was recovered from the Mississippi River in southeast Iowa.


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