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Benefits of Twin 20 rows

September 14, 2014 BOONE — Harry Stine, the founder and president of Stine Seed Co., based in Adel, has been a leading proponent for pushing yield potential of corn to its absolute maximu. more »»

Iowa Corn endorses 75

September 14, 2014 JOHNSTON — Iowa Corn’s political action committee defended its candidate endorsement process Monday afternoon after being criticized and questioned by its membership in how the committee went about... more »»

The Iowa Outdoors Store expands

September 7, 2014 The Iowa Outdoors Store, 1597 Third Ave. N.W., has been serving hunting and fishing enthusiasts for a bit more than three years. This summer it has undergone a more than 6,500-square-foot expansion. more »»

Seven tractors, one Century Farm story

September 7, 2014 LAURENS — Every party needs a symbol. more »»

Uncertainty rules farm land prices

September 7, 2014 SIOUX CITY — Uncertainty, said Mike Duffy, professor emeritus of economics at Iowa State University, is the watch word for farm land price expectations. Duffy was in Sioux City on Au. more »»

Sew what?

August 31, 2014 Tricia Helmers is the new owner of A Stitch Above the Rest, 15 S. First St. She became the proprietor of the long-established Fort Dodge embroidery shop in June. more »»

Looking over FC Co-op’s test plots

August 31, 2014 FARNHAMVILLE — No matter the price that corn sells for, it’s still a bushels market. more »»

UnityPoint Clinic revamps record system

August 24, 2014 A change in the electronic recordkeeping system at UnityPoint Clinic — Fort Dodge was implemented early this month starting on Aug. . more »»

Family’s farm legacy started during 1870s

August 24, 2014 LAKE CITY — By the time 28-year-old Frank Pierce purchased 120 acres of Calhoun County land for $90 an acre in 1910, members of his family had been farming in the Lake City area for decades. more »»

Ethanol industry smiling at record corn crop

August 24, 2014 The markets reacted quickly following the recent World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimate Report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture with gains in futures prices of corn and soybeans. more »»

Webster County 4-H Exhibitors place at the Iowa State Fair

August 24, 2014 Webster County 4-H’ers earned awards for their efforts in several areas at the 2014 Iowa State Fair. They select projects and set goals early in the 4-H year. more »»

Modern Day Florals by Kristin opens on Central

August 17, 2014 During the last three years, the owners of an array of small specialty stores have chosen downtown Fort Dodge as an ideal venue for doing business. more »»

Expect farm land rental rates to fall

August 17, 2014 If landowners think most farmers are sitting on buckets of cash and ready to sign on for high rents in 2015, they need to think again. more »»

Another successful restoration

August 17, 2014 DES MOINES — During the 2013 Iowa State Fair, Tyler Casady, 17, of State Center, entered a tractor — a 1963 Allis-Chalmers D17 — that he restored and earned a purple ribbon. more »»

Fort Frenzy acquires Creative Cakes

August 10, 2014 The pizzas sold at Fort Frenzy are about to be transformed. That’s because the dough used to produce them will soon be freshly made daily at a well-known local bakery — Creative Cakes, 1236 S. more »»

Farmers protecting watersheds

August 10, 2014 WEBSTER CITY — In and attempt to continue to support the conservation efforts being implemented along the Boone River Watershed, local John Deere equipment dealers are working out the details of a... more »»

Farming the way it used to be

August 3, 2014 JEFFERSON — The Foster family of rural Jefferson educated and entertained area Iowans Saturday and Sunday on farming the way it used to be done. more »»

Tjaden Electric expands its services

July 27, 2014 BADGER — Tjaden Electric, of Badger, recently expanded to include data and communication services. more »»

House of Mini Golf opens in downtown FD

July 27, 2014 You’ve got the urge to play miniature golf but outside it’s pouring rain. Or perhaps it’s the dead of winter. more »»

‘More than sellin’ stuff’

July 27, 2014 FARNHAMVILLE — It’s more than sellin’ stuff. This is a common comment among those working in FC Cooperative’s test plots in Farnhamville. more »»



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