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USDA: Surprise! Corn market looking better

January 19, 2014 The Jan. 10 crop report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture ended with numbers that were bullish for corn, neutral for soybeans and bearish on wheat stocks. more »»

Market club focusing on crop strategies, insurance decisions

January 19, 2014 FORT DODGE — The Webster County Extension office will host an Ag Marketing Club meeting at 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 13. Registration prior to the club meeting begins at 12:30 p.m. more »»

4-H’ers may register for Feb. 17 Better Homes’ test kitchen tour

January 19, 2014 DES MOINES — 4-H’ers from Boone, Hardin, Marshall and Story counties interested in food and nutrition, marketing, careers in the food industry, or food photography may explore these career fields o... more »»

Confinement site manure training set

January 19, 2014 SAC CITY — Confinement site manure applicators should plan to attend a two-hour workshop at 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 4 at the Sac County Extension office in Sac City. more »»

Verschoor joins Crossroads Mall team

January 12, 2014 There’s a new addition to the management team at Crossroads Mall. Melissa Verschoor, who spent seven years in a variety of roles the local Sears store, was named marketing director in October. more »»

She’s leading out loud

January 12, 2014 DAYTON — Some say each action in a person’s relationships with others is like a brick. Each brick can either be used to build a foundation or a wall. more »»

Tips for managing tight crop margins during 2014

January 12, 2014 It’s time to plan ahead for 2014 crop production, input buying decisions and estimating potential crop profit margins. more »»

Crop Advantage meeting focus on resistant weeds, crop management topics

January 12, 2014 Registration is now open for the 2014 Crop Advantage Series meeting in Webster County. Sponsored by Iowa State University Extension the meeting will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Jan. more »»

Everything’s looking up at Marco’s Pizza

January 5, 2014 Gathering with family members or friends to view a rented movie and consume fresh pizza can be a pleasant way to spend an afternoon or evening. more »»

Nostalgia keeps owner maintaining barn

January 5, 2014 CYLINDER — Linus Solberg keeps himself plenty busy farming, selling seed, being a Palo Alto County Supervisor and keeping up three acreages along 510th Avenue near Cylinder — each of which have barns. more »»

Crop Advantage meeting focused on managing herbicide resistance weeds

January 5, 2014 Registration is now open for the 2014 Crop Advantage Series meeting in Webster County. Sponsored by Iowa State University Extension the meeting will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Jan. more »»

Nutrient reduction strategies are a major focus of PFI conference

January 5, 2014 AMES (PFI) — The Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy outlines various land management practices to reduce nutrient loss, improve soil and protect water quality. more »»

Burgers reborn

December 29, 2013 The casual dining restaurant Bernard Condon and his son, Jeremiah Condon, launched at 2223 Fifth Ave. S. more »»

Nutrient management has just been simplified

December 29, 2013 ROCKWELL CITY — What if there were a simple way to record nutrient applications to fields and track the nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium amounts per acre? Mike Sexton’s web-based Real Time Ag... more »»

ISU: PEDV in 20 states

December 29, 2013 AMES — It’s winter, and with 2014 just around the corner the number of reported porcine epidemic diarrhea virus cases continue climbing. more »»

CVS opens on Corridor

December 22, 2013 One of the goals of the upgrades on Fifth Avenue South — Fort Dodge’s booming Corridor of Commerce — was to make the city attractive to major corporate entities seeking to expand their operations... more »»

Hospital wins patient awards

December 22, 2013 WRIGHT COUNTY — For the third consecutive year, Iowa Specialty Hospital has received more awards for patient satisfaction than any other hospital in the nation. more »»

Corn Belt honors long-term employees

December 22, 2013 HUMBOLDT — Thirteen employees of Corn Belt Power Cooperative, headquartered in Humboldt, were honored for service to the cooperative and received awards at the company holiday party Dec. more »»

Farmland reaches historic values

December 22, 2013 AMES (ISU) — Average Iowa farmland value is estimated to be $8,716 per acre, an increase of 5.1 percent from 2012, according to results of the Iowa Land Value Survey conducted in November. more »»

Smitty’s is on the grow

December 15, 2013 When an existing local business expands significantly, that investment is a very tangible vote of confidence in the economic future a community. more »»

 
 

 

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