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Farm Bureau

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…

FFA Alumni

Hawkeye FFA Alumni Tractor Pull and Ride Coming Up in West Bend

Wyan Metzger is the Hawkeye FFA Alumni Treasurer and tells more about the 10th Annual Antique Tractor Pull June 27th and Tractor Ride July 3rd in West Bend.


Focus On Youth In Agriculture-Koehlmoos

This week features Eric Koehlmoos of the South O’Brien FFA Chapter at Paullina.


Iowa Farm Equipment Maker Kinze Lays Off 215 Workers

WILLIAMSBURG, Iowa (AP) — Iowa farm equipment maker Kinze Manufacturing says it must lay off 215 workers as business has…


Food Supplier Sues Egg Farm Alleging Breach of Contract

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A food supplier has filed a lawsuit alleging an Iowa farm breached an egg supply…

Supreme Court

Supreme Court Sides With California Raisin Farmer

Spencer, IA: (Jun 23, 2015) – In what is already being referred to as the “Raisin Case,” the U.S. Supreme…

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Branstad on Budget


Gov. Terry Branstad explains what led him to veto that part of a budget bill.

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Smoke In Region: Health Effects


Levels of smoke from Canadian wildfires cause health concerns in the region.

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Jackson County Accident

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A Lakefield woman was injured in a Jackson County accident this (Tuesday) morning.

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Gas Leaking Vehicle


A gas leaking vehicle caused a disturbance in Storm Lake Monday afternoon.

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Manasil Arson Sentence


A Sheldon woman has been sentenced to 25 years in prison in connection to arson at Buddz s Sports Bar and Grill in Sheldon.