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Soil Temps and Fertilizer Application

ISU Extension Agronomist Joel DeJong explains why waiting to apply fertilizer when the soil temperature is 50 degrees F and cooling provides the most benefits.

Beth Doran

Mycotoxin and Mold Concerns

ISU Extension Livestock Field Specialist Beth Doran says she is concerned about mycotoxins and mold in corn and hay fed to livestock this fall.


PFI Beginning Farmer Program Deadline This Friday

Steve Carlson of Practical Farmers of Iowa gives details about their Savings Incentive Program for beginning farmers but the deadline to apply is Oct. 9th.

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Farm Service Agency Update

Angie Christian of the Kossuth County FSA office talks about harvest, ARC/PLC and other programs should consider this time of year.


Negotiators Reach Agreement on TransPacific Trade Pact

Spencer, IA: (Oct 05, 2015) – The United States on Monday reached agreement with 11 Pacific Rim nations to lower…


ConAgra Restructuring Cuts Jobs, Moves Headquarters

Spencer, IA: (Oct 01, 2015) – ConAgra Foods says it will cut about 1500 jobs and relocate its headquarters as…


Senate Committee Rejects Anti-Ethanol Amendment

JOHNSTON, IOWA – An amendment introduced by Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Penn.) that would eliminate corn ethanol blending targets under the…


USDA: Pig Virus That Struck US Similar to China Strain

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Federal agriculture officials say the virus that killed more than 8 million baby pigs in…

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Emmet County 4-H Glow Run/Walk This Sunday

Joanna Jensen of the Emmet County ISU Extension Office tells more about this Emmet County 4-H Foundation fundraiser this Sunday evening in Estherville.


Grain Handling Tips

Dr. Kris Kohl, Ag and Biosystems Engineer with ISU Extension, gives tips on handling and storage of grain this fall and next spring.

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Rollover Near Ayrshire

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An Ayrshire man was taken to the hospital...

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Clay County Hit And Run Under Investigation

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Spencer, IA (KICD)–The Clay County Sheriff’s Office is looking for information from a Thursday hit and run incident. Shortly before…

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Two From Spencer Cited By Iowa Board of Chiropractic


Two from Spencer have been cited by the Iowa Board of Chiropractic...

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Safer Grand Avenue Crossings Coming

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A pedestrian island is scheduled for construction in the turning lane on South Grand Avenue and should be in place for the next school year...

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Spencer Snow Ordinance In Effect


All vehicles must be off of city streets from midnight to 7:00 a.m...