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USDA To Delay October Supply/Demand Report

Spencer, IA: A spokesperson confirmed Monday that the Agriculture Department will not publish its Crop Production and Supply & Demand…

Big Pork Gets Bigger

Spencer, IA: The annual Pork Powerhouse ranking by Successful Farming magazine shows a growth of 132,600 sows by the largest…

Monsanto Buys Climate Corp.

Spencer, IA: Monsanto has agreed to buy farm-analytics firm Climate Corp. for about $930 million. The purchase of closely-held Climate…

Branstad Signs Harvest Weight Proclamation

Spencer, IA: Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has signed a proclamation to allow the transportation of overweight loads of corn, soybeans,…

“Bumper” Apple Crop Being Harvested

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today encouraged Iowans to consider visiting a local apple orchard this…

U.S. & Japan Agree To Support Organic Products

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Japan have agreed to make it easier to import each other’s organic products,…

Federal Judge Orders EPA To Respond To Request By Environmental Groups

Spencer, IA: A federal judge in Louisiana has ruled the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must respond to a five-year-old request…

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APHIS Won’t Get Involved In Case Of GE Alfalfa

Spencer, IA: The U.S. Department of Agriculture will not take action in a case where genetically-engineered (GE) alfalfa was found…

Cargill To Support FFA Programs

Spencer, IA: Minnesota-based Cargill has pledged more than half-a-million dollars to support several National FFA programs and initiatives. Cargill will…

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Swine Training Facility Opened By ILCC

Emmetsburg, IA: A ribbon cutting was held at the Farm Laboratory of Iowa Lakes Community College (ILCC) Thursday afternoon as…

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Education Funding

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Lawmakers from the Democratic-majority Senate and Republican-controlled House remain at odds over education funding...

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Cherokee Standoff Plea Deal

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A Cherokee man who'd held officers at bay in a Cherokee County home has taken a plea deal...

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Governor’s Appointees

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Governor Terry Branstad announced appointments to fill Iowa's boards and commissions, and executive branch department directors...

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Bullying Legislation

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Legislation aimed at expanding guidelines for Iowa educators who respond to school bullying has advanced in the House...

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Mailed Drug Arrest

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A Spencer woman is arrested after receiving drugs in the mail...