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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…

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.

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New Spencer Dollar Tree Opening Today


A new Dollar Tree store is set to open today in Spencer.

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DSWCD Funding Available


The Dickinson Soil and Water Conservation District has been granted nearly $150,000 to help financially support water quality projects in the Iowa Great Lakes area over the next 12 months.

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Lottery Scratch Ticket Sales Up

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Iowa lottery sales are up from a year ago...

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Spencer Northwest AM Underway

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Hundreds of golfers are in Spencer for the Iowa's only 72-hole Amateur Tournament .

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Northwest Iowa Soccer Club Looking at Complex Improvements


The Northwest Iowa Soccer Club is looking to make some improvements to the town soccer complex.