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Family receives stewardship award

February 24, 2013 GREENVILLE — High commodity prices continue to make producers rethink what they can do get the most return from their farm land. more »»

Duffy: Crop prices spur rise in farmland value

February 24, 2013 AMES —Iowa farmland values continue to rise, and questions are looming as to how much longer this trend will las. more »»

Webster County to become ‘corn continent’

February 24, 2013 When Cargill’s wet milling plant gets under way, it will create an additional 150,000 bushel daily demand for local corn – yet another market where seven other processors are bidding for the... more »»

Trade mission takes Black to Japan, S. Korea

February 24, 2013 Japan’s decision to lift restrictions on importing beef from cattle under 21 months of age is good for the U.S. cattle industry, and it’s news that Dean Black can take some personal pride in. more »»

Project LIBERTY still on track for start up

February 24, 2013 EMMETSBURG — After walls have started going up for its receiving facility and the Palo Alto County Supervisors approving rezoning for the POET/DSM Project Liberty facility on the southeast edge of... more »»

Cropland Containers expands niche, facility

February 24, 2013 WEBSTER CITY — In less than five years, Cropland Containers’ number of business accounts grew from two to 225. more »»

Iowa’s grape, wine industries are thriving

February 24, 2013 AMES — Some things shouldn’t be kept bottled up, like the impact of Iowa’s vineyards and wineries on agriculture and the state’s economy. more »»

Calcium Products to begin expanded production

February 24, 2013 “Double-digit growth” over the past five years prompted Calcium Products Incorporated to expand its Fort Dodge plan. more »»

Sales of nitrogen tool bar boost Hagie Mfg.

February 24, 2013 CLARION — Among farmers, the name Hagie Manufacturing is readily associated with sprayers, the company’s main product since the first ones were built in 1947. more »»

Alpaca farm adds fiber mill — and backlog

February 24, 2013 MAXWELL — The success of C&M Acres’ fiber mill has surprised even its owners — two accountants who wrote a detailed business plan. more »»

CenUSA Bioenergy researches biofuels system

February 24, 2013 AMES — A $25 million grant for biofuels research was awarded from the U.S. more »»

Startup FEC?Solutions is broker for corn oil

February 24, 2013 DES MOINES — As the growth of the biofuels industry virtually exploded in Iowa, it has spawned the creation of additional entrepreneurial startups, including one in Des Moines — FEC Solution. more »»

Pioneer offers T Series, new line of soybeans

February 24, 2013 SPENCER —DuPont Pioneer, a leader in soybean seed sales, has recently announced it will be expanding its product offerings with a new line of soybeans. more »»

BioCentury Research Farm is first in nation

February 24, 2013 AMES — The BioCentury Research Farm at Iowa State University is a first-in-the-nation facility dedicated to research and demonstration in biomass production and processing. more »»

ePig provides a one-stop shop for swine

February 24, 2013 MASON CITY — A new online service to link buyers of pigs with sellers, and renters of hog facilities with those with empty buildings, is going active this month. more »»

Yetter’s meat locker serves diverse area

February 24, 2013 YETTER — While Jason Ludwig earned his degree in graphic art and design, a unique career path has allowed him to master the art of meat cutting at the Yetter Locker. more »»

Area meat lockers offer more than processing

February 24, 2013 STANHOPE — A well known local locker is once again open for business with new ownership in downtown Stanhope. more »»

Two Saints winery has grape expectations

February 24, 2013 ST. CHARLES — Although Christine Carlton used to wonder what she’d do after she retired, her answer came sooner than planned. more »»

There’s a worldwide taste for U.S. pork

February 24, 2013 ALGONA — As president of the National Pork Board, Conley Nelson knows there is a lot of work to be done in telling the story of agriculture, and in making sure that U.S. more »»

Farm record keeping program goes to the cloud

February 24, 2013 ROCKWELL CITY — Tracking some of the more difficult records in farming — manure management, soil testing, nutritional needs of fields based on the next crop — will become more simple for producers... more »»

Western Iowa Energy?part of biofuels success

February 24, 2013 WALL LAKE — According to a study released on Ja. more »»



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