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Report May Show Record-Low Cattle Placements

Spencer, IA: The number of young cattle placed into U.S. feed yards in August is predicted to be the lowest…

Judge Rules For EPA In Chesapeake Bay Pollution Controls Case

Spencer, IA: A federal judge has ruled against ag groups in the fight over pollution controls in the Chesapeake Bay…

CRP Ground Opened For Grazing In Buena Vista County

Spencer, IA: Buena Vista County is the latest Iowa county to release C-R-P for grazing. The release was requested this…

Drought Expands In Midwest

Spencer, IA: Drought continues to spread in the heart of the Corn Belt. Today’s report from the U.S. Drought Monitor…

Climatologist Says Heat Hurt Iowa Corn Yields

Spencer, IA: Climatologist Elwynn Taylor says this year’s Iowa corn yield won’t live up to tradition. The noted Iowa State…

Federal Agencies Issue Advisory On Ammonium Nitrate Storage

Spencer, IA: Sixteen years after issuing an advisory on the explosive hazard posed by ammonium nitrate (A-N), the Environmental Protection…

Brazil Expected To Plant Record Soy Acreage

Spencer, IA: Brazil’s farmers are expected to plant a record 29 million hectares to soybeans this year as growers take…

Northey Urges Groups To Create Water Quality Projects

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey Thursday encouraged eligible groups to apply for grants to support projects…

Aquifer Threatened By Irrigation

Spencer, IA: If current irrigation trends continue, 69 percent of the groundwater stored in the High Plains Aquifer of Kansas…

Hog Profits Slip

Spencer, IA: Purdue University Extension Economist Chris Hurt says the hot, dry weather is threatening what had been a bright…

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Excelerate Estherville Contest Winner Revealed


The winner of the Excelerate Estherville contest was announced during Sweet Corn Days this weekend.

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Iowa Tax Collections

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Iowans paid over a quarter of a billion dollars in personal income taxes to the State of Iowa last month.

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O’Brien County Accident

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Two Primghar women were taken to the hospital following a Saturday morning accident.

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Winner of Pitch and Grow Event


The Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute hosted the Pitch and Grow event on Monday.

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Spray Plane Shooting


Investigation is underway into an individual shooting at an aerial spray plane.