Reynolds lifts bans on nonessential surgeries, farmers markets starting Monday
Des Moines Register: Gov. Kim Reynolds said today that she would lift Iowa’s ban on nonessential surgeries starting Monday. “Nonessential” surgical and dental procedures in the state have been banned since Reynolds issued a proclamation on March 26. She also announced today that farmers markets could begin operating again beginning Monday, subject to social distancing requirements. Reynolds said the state would have more information Monday on the first phase of reopening Iowa businesses that she has ordered closed.

25 employees at Eagle Grove pork plant test positive for COVID-19
Mason City Globe Gazette: Twenty-five workers at the Prestage Foods pork processing plant in Eagle Grove have tested positive for COVID-19, Wright County Public Health said Thursday. Just one of the 25 is a Wright County resident while one is from Webster County, two are from Humboldt County, three are from Hamilton County and 18 are from Black Hawk County. 

ADM idles ethanol production at C.R. plant, could furlough some employees for 4 months
Cedar Rapids Gazette: Archer Daniels Midland will temporarily idle ethanol production at its corn dry mill plant in Cedar Rapids, citing a “challenging operating environment” felt across the biofuels industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Chicago-based food processor also on Thursday announced plans to furlough approximately 90 employees over the coming weeks.

– Trump signs latest economic relief package, aimed at small businesses (NPR)