Since his start in radio news, Trent has won awards from the Nebraska Broadcasters Association, the Nebraska Associated Press, and the Iowa Broadcast News Association.
Rice also serves as the 2009-2010 President of the Iowa Broadcast News Association.
Rice is a native of Plattsmouth, Nebraska. He and his wife Solveig have been married since 2000. They live in Ames where he enjoys golf, reading, movies, music college football, and the heartbreak that comes from being a Minnesota Vikings fan. Trent and Solveig have twin daughters Annika and Kaija and a son, Erik, who shares the same birthday as his sisters, just five years later.
We spent a lot of time today talking about this Des Moines Register editorial as news broke that the U.S. House had voted down it's version of a new five-year farm bill. The Register's piece does a great job of pointing out the hypocracy we often find ourselves in when it comes to where goverment spends our money.
If you don't read the article, here the nut:
There are 190,000 Iowans using SNAP--we used to call it "food stamps". Half of those people are kids. Those folks get, on average, $122 a month to use for food. That's $30.50 a week, $4.36 a day. To feed a family. Can you do it? No...me neither. These are the same people who live with our disdain as we call them parasites and welfare queens.
On the other side of the subsidy program, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley--the aw-shucks farmer from New Hampton--got $10,000 last year in USDA direct and conservation payments. But, of course, that's not welfare. That's government investment in the backbone of Iowa's economy,