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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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Spencer School Board Wrap

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Certified district enrollment is down 8 students from last year...

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Spencer Hospital Audit Report

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A copy of the audit report is available for review in the hospital administrator’s office...

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Donna Fisher Appointed To Spirit Lake City Council

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The appointment was unanimous...

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First Grandstand Acts Announced For 2015 Clay County Fair

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Little Big Town and Casting Crowns have been booked for the 2015 Clay County Fair...

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Estherville Burglaries Under Investigation

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On Monday Estherville Police received reports of two daytime burglaries...