Midwest governors have different reopening strategies
Cedar Rapids Gazette: Governors nationwide are developing strategies for when and how to begin reopening businesses, parks and anything else temporarily closed by coronavirus mitigation efforts. The myriad plans are interesting and worth following as elected officials take different approaches. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Friday announced the first baby steps in her plan to reopen Iowa, with a pledge to introduce more steps today. Reynolds has given every indication she plans to reopen Iowa on a partial basis, geographically speaking.

USDA offers to help pork producers find new processors — or depopulate herds
Des Moines Register: The federal government says it will help U.S. pork producers find new processors — or potentially destroy thousands of pigs that have backed up on farms — because large meatpacking plants have slowed or closed due to COVID-19. Pat McGonegle, CEO of the Iowa Pork Producers Association, said farmers “will need help in a significant way,” including culling herds, if the state continues to see a widespread loss of processing capacity.

Banks gird for mad grab of another $310 billion in new small business aid
Reuters: U.S. banks today began another chaotic dash to grab $310 billion in fresh small business aid released by the government. The Small Business Administration reopened its Paycheck Protection Program at 9:30 a.m. CDT, allowing lenders to resume processing applications from businesses hurt by the novel coronavirus shutdown. Several bankers reported experiencing technology problems only minutes into the SBA reopening its loan processing portal, “E-Tran,” which was not designed to handle such huge volumes of traffic.