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Report Offers Selling Opportunity For Grains

Spencer, IA: (Jun 30, 2015) – Iowa State University Extension Ag Economist Chad Hart visits with Farm Director Dan Skelton…

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Branstad Extends Bird Flu Disaster Proclamation

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad has extended a state of disaster emergency through July 31 in response…


USDA Report Indicates Good Demand For U.S. Corn/Soybeans

Spencer, IA: (Jun 30, 2015) – Corn and soybean stocks as of June 1st came in near pre-report estimates in…

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Northey Encourages Farmers to Update Hay and Straw Directory

The Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey is encouraging hay and straw producers to register or update their information on the Iowa Hay and Straw Directory. This

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Field Work Limited Last Week Due To Storms

Spencer, IA: (Jun 30, 2015) – Monday’s Iowa Crops and Weather report showed the state’s corn crop at 83% good…

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Entrepreneurship Challenge Deadline Nears

Spencer, IA: (Jun29, 2015) – The application deadline for American Farm Bureau’s Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge is June, 30th. The challenge…


Parker Gives Another Bird Flu Update

Rod Parker of Cherokee is a contract turkey grower who was impacted by Avian Influenza. He talks about composting the birds, restocking his barns and response by officials.


Focus On Youth In Agriculture-Negus

Karlene Negus of the South O’Brien FFA Chapter is featured this week.


House Wraps up Work on Trade Promotion Authority by Passing TAA

Spencer, IA: (Jun 26, 2015) – Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) passed in the U.S. House on Thursday on a vote…


Iowa Landfill Stops Taking Dead Birds Affected by Bird Flu

MALVERN, Iowa (AP) — A southwestern Iowa landfill has stopped accepting dead birds and related waste from the recent bird…

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Whittemore Freedom Rock

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The next Freedom Rock Tour stop is set for Friday in Whittemore.

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Missing Vehicle Found


Two are charged after a missing vehicle was located.

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Boating While Drinking


Local, state and national law enforcement agencies come together for Operation Dry Water.

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Canadian Haze In Region


A haze is blanketing much of the Midwest as strong winds carry smoke from forest fires in Canada thousands of miles to the south.

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Palo Alto County Accident

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Two women injured in a Monday accident.