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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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Strong winds and accumulating snows are the reasoning for the winter weather advisory for the broadcast area.

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Storm Lake Cemetery OWI Accident


Storm Lake, IA (KICD)–Charges have been filed in connection to a drunken accident in which several headstones were struck at…

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BVU Student Receives National Fellowship

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A junior biology major at Buena Vista University receives a national fellowship.

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H & R Block Winner

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An Estherville woman is a winner in a national promotion, by a tax company.

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Eggs and Issues #3

Eggs and Issues

The third session of Eggs and Issues is scheduled for next weekend.