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Iowa Egg Producer Idles 231 Workers

Spencer, IA: (May 14, 2015) – Rembrandt Foods on Thursday said 231 employees will be laid off at its Rembrandt,…

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Iowa Farmland Rental Rates Drop

Spencer, IA: (May 14, 2015) – Iowa farmland rental rates have dropped five percent from last year, according to the…

Sen. Grassley

Grassley Urges USDA To Commit Additional Personnel To Bird Flu Cleanup

Spencer, IA: (May 12, 2015) – Iowa Senator Charles Grassley wants the USDA to step it up a notch in…

Egg layers

Nebraska Landfill Rejects Bird Carcasses from Iowa

JACKSON, Neb. (AP) A northeast Nebraska landfill has declined to accept poultry from northwest Iowa killed due to the bird…

Fert Spreader

Officials Defend Hiring Practices at Iowa Fertilizer Plant

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Officials overseeing construction of a $1.8 billion fertilizer plant in southeast Iowa are defending their hiring…

Bill Northey

Questions About Bird Flu?

Iowa Sec. of Agriculture Bill Northey talks about Avian Influenza: website resources, disposal of birds, how long buildings will be empty and the mental stress on those impacted.


Strong Demand For College Graduates In Ag-Related Fields

Spencer, IA: (May 12, 2015) – A new employment report says the demand for recent college graduates with a degree…


Southern Cattle Herds Begin To Rebuild

Spencer, IA: (May 11, 2015) – For the first time in nearly a decade, ranchers in the heart of cattle…


Oregon Woman Wins Monsanto’s “Mom of the Year” Contest

Spencer, IA: (May 11, 2015) – An Oregon woman is the 2015 America‚Äôs Farmers Mom of the Year. Shelly Boshart…


ISU Extension Update

May 08, 2015: Dickinson County Extension Director Karen Byers visits about summer camp opportunities for youth.

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People For Pets Can Thief Caught

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A volunteer recently caught someone stealing the cans while on an early morning shift...

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I-90 Accident

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A Fairmont man is injured in a single vehicle rollover, on Interstate 90.

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Old Home Bakery Thrift Store Closes


Increased efficiency in ordering led to a lack of inventory at the store...

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Shop Local For The Holidays


Small Business Saturday was established in 2010 with an estimated $14.3 billion spent in 2014...

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Flu Mist Shortage


Clay County, like most of the nation, is seeing a shortage of flu mist supply this year...