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Cargill Will Stop Purchase Of Zilmax-Fed Cattle

Spencer, IA: Cargill says it will stop purchasing cattle finished on the feed additive Zilmax. Spokesman Mike Martin says cattle…


Low-Cost Feedlot Water Maintenance Subject Of Field Day

Spencer, IA: A feedlot field day will be held near Marcus on Tuesday that will show how one producer removes…

Northern Crops Lagging In Maturity: Tour

Spencer, IA: Pro Farmer on Friday estimated corn and soybean crops are likely to be smaller than the most-recent USDA…

Monthly Cattle Report Termed “Friendly”

Spencer, IA: Government data for the number of cattle in the nation’s feedlots as of August 1st and placements in…

Northey: Funds Available For Water Quality Practices

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey announced today that cost share funds are available to help farmers…

Tyson Confirms Plans To Suspend Purchase Of Cattle Fed Zilmax

CHICAGO, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Tyson Foods Inc, the largest U.S. meat processor, said it would suspend purchases of cattle…


Cargill Quarterly Earnings Surge

Spencer, IA: Cargill’s fiscal 4th quarter earnings soared on strength in its grain-handling and food ingredients businesses. The privately held…

AGP To Expand Soy Processing At Hastings Plant

Spencer, IA: Ag Processing Inc. (AGP) has announced plans for a major expansion of the company’s soybean processing plant at…


King Expects Farm Bill To Be Extended

Spencer, IA: Iowa 4th District Congressman Steve King says the odds now favor a one or two month extension of…


Position Opens For Nutrient Reduction Plan Coordinator

Spencer, IA: Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey has announced a job opening. The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship…

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Three Sentenced for Bank Fraud


Three man have been sentenced for their roles in a scheme to defraud the Iowa Trust and Savings Bank in Emmetsburg...

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Burglars Caught In The Act

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Three men were arrested after being caught in the act of a burglary...

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Candlelight Service of Remembrance Set For Monday


The annual Service of Remembrance starts at 6:30 Monday evening at First Congregational Church in Spencer.

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Spencer Schools Early Retirement Offering


The average experience for teachers in the Spencer School District is 18.7 years...

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Highway 169 Accident

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4 are injured in a head on collision.