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A sensible environmentist

February 14, 2016 DES MOINES — With all the heated debates about climate change, genetically modified organisms, sustainability and more, an unlikely voice is offering a new take on these controversial topic. more »»

P48 Boutique offers unique attire

February 7, 2016 Brittany Gerdes graduated from high school in May 2015. A few months later she opened her own shop — P48 Boutique. more »»

IHA: Legalize hemp now

February 7, 2016 AMES — The first thing they hammer home is,?“Hemp is not marijuana. more »»

Prevent Iowa swine diseases

February 7, 2016 DES MOINES — Every day during 2015, an average of 80,500 head of livestock moved into Iowa including swine, feeders and breeders; cattle, feeders and breeders; sheep; horses; goats and cervids — dee... more »»

New publication makes life easier

January 31, 2016 There’s a new resource that will help residents and visitors alike experience the diversity that makes Webster County remarkabl. more »»

Get ready for FSMA

January 31, 2016 If Election Day brings about a change in the White House administration, implementation of the new Food Safety Modernization Act will likely be postponed. more »»

DTN: China key to 2016 market trends

January 31, 2016 China’s slowing economy will be a driving force in the trading market arena in 2016, according to Darin Newsom, senior marketing analyst for DTN. “Just this morning,” Newsom said during a Jan. more »»

NEW Cooperative continues to grow

January 24, 2016 NEW Cooperative is a remarkable success story. By just about any measure, it is an enormous enterprise. more »»

Creating soil health

January 24, 2016 AMES — While conservation-minded farmers are working to help Iowa meet the three-year-old Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy goals, they are finding their soils are gradually becoming healthier and... more »»

Kossuth County opens registration for seven-week SFP series

January 24, 2016 SWEA CITY — Kossuth County Extension has successfully completed the Strengthening Families Program For Parents and Youth 10-14 and has set the seven-week 2015 program to begin from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. more »»

Riddle’s Jewelry is booming in FD

January 17, 2016 Sometimes family-owned companies start small and over time become huge businesses. Riddle’s Jewelry is that type of enterprise. more »»

Owens barn gets a new lease on life

January 17, 2016 LAKE CITY — At a time when the era of barn construction had virtually drawn to a close, William “Bill” Owens built a new barn on his farm south of Lake City after a tornado destroyed the original... more »»

UnityPoint Clinic offers virtual care

January 10, 2016 The need to consult a health care provider can arise at any time of the day or night, on weekends, on holidays and when a person is traveling far from their home communit. more »»

Why GMOs are still divisive

January 10, 2016 IOWA FALLS — Despite repeated research by independent scientists and universities that find no proof that GMO food poses any harm to human health, some consumers are still uneasy about eating them. more »»

Pros and cons of tiling

January 3, 2016 ALTOONA — Updates on drainage law, pattern tiling and planning awaited nearly 100 farmers and landowners Dec. 10 at a drainage school in Altoona. more »»

Team expands at Edward Jones

December 27, 2015 Ryan Kent has joined his father Bill Kent as a financial advisor at Edward Jones. “It basically comes back to the Jones philosophy,” Bill Kent said. more »»

Soy oil roles ever-expanding

December 27, 2015 AMES — Iowa is a leader in soybean production, as is the United States. In addition to uses for food, animal products and fuel, soybeans are also used for a variety of industrial product. more »»

NEW Cooperative holds annual meeting

December 27, 2015 The 43rd annual meeting of NEW Cooperative Inc. was held Dec. 8 at the Webster County Fairgrounds. More than 350 members turned out for the dinner event. more »»

Longtime FD accounting firm has moved

December 20, 2015 The accounting firm Mark Thompson launched in the mid-1980s has moved from its longtime headquarters in the Snell Building in downtown Fort Dodge to new offices at 1099 Kenyon Road. more »»

Iowa farmland values drop 3.9 percent

December 20, 2015 The rainy, gloomy weather starting off the week did little to brighter Monday’s land value survey report released in Ames. more »»



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