Former President Trump to Rally in Des Moines Oct.9; Seabord Triumph Raises Wages
Former President Donald Trump will hold a rally at the Iowa State Fairgrounds on Oct. 9, a source familiar with his plans confirmed to the Des Moines Register. In an August radio interview, Trump said that he planned to return to Iowa for a rally, but he did not announce any further details at the time.
The former president's return to the first-in-the-nation caucus state is likely to stoke speculation about whether he'll again seek the White House in 2024. Trump has left the door open to another campaign.
His potential Republican rivals aren't waiting for Trump to announce his intentions. Many possible presidential contenders have already begun visiting Iowa to hold fundraisers for local candidates and attend party dinners.
A Des Moines Register/Mediacom, Iowa Poll in June showed Iowans were evenly split on Trump, with 49% saying they had a favorable view of him and 49% saying they had an unfavorable view.
Local pork processor Seaboard Triumph Foods (STF) recently announced today that as of Sept. 6, production wages are rising. There is now a 27.8% increase in starting wages compared to when the plant first began operations in September 2017.
New hires will begin at a starting base wage of $20 per hour, while current production employees will receive a pay increase to a range of $20 to $22.25. The raises come as the labor shortages across the country have been hitting home in Sioux City and began just one day after the plant celebrated its 4th year of operations.