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Stine Seeds pushing yields higher

September 1, 2013 FARNHAMVILLE — Corn rows planted 12 inches apart. Corn plants 10 inches from each other. Plant populations of 52,000 per acre. It’s all part of what Stine Seed Co. called “the next big thing. more »»

‘Bushels of fun’ at Clay County Fair

September 1, 2013 SPENCER — The 2013 Clay County Fair has always boasted a large agricultural base, and this year it brings new promises for ag promotion and other excitement as it goes about its nine-day run from... more »»

On-farm food tour set Sept. 15

September 1, 2013 EAGLE?GROVE — Healthy Harvest of North Iowa, in partnership with local farmers, Iowa State University Extension and sponsors, has scheduled an on-farm tour from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sep. more »»

Patient satisfaction is a priority at Trinity

August 25, 2013 No business or other type of organization survives for long if its customers — those people who buy its products or use its services — come to regard it unfavorably. more »»

Trinity among top hospitals

August 25, 2013 Trinity Regional Medical Center has been identified by Healthgrades as among the top hospitals in the nation in terms of the experience of the Medicare patients it serve. more »»

Iowa’s average corn yield: 137.3 bpa

August 25, 2013 SPENCER — 2013’s crop is immature going into the harvest season, farmers should hope for a late frost, and plan on drying corn this fall, which will not going be a bin-buster due to late-planting... more »»

How sweet it is

August 25, 2013 LAKE CITY — Tiffany Poen has a kitchen confession to make — “I don’t really cook a lot, but I do have a sweet tooth and like to make candies and desserts. more »»

Faith Works gets face-lift

August 18, 2013 Faith Works, 8 S. 12th St., is revamping its inventory and is in the process of getting a face-lif. more »»

Who will take coming farm profit losses?

August 18, 2013 A volatile grain market, the possible loss of direct payment government subsidies and a decline in farm land values are some of the future pressures facing Iowa farmers. more »»

Some rents will go up and some down

August 18, 2013 Kelvin Leibold, an Iowa State University Extension farm management specialist, said his goal for Thursday’s farmland lease meeting was not to tell landowners how to set their rents, but to help them... more »»

White Transfer & Storage Co. expands

August 11, 2013 Fort Dodge-based White Transfer & Storage Co. is on the move. In mid-July construction began on a new 100,000-square-foot warehouse near U.S. Highway 18 in Kossuth County. more »»

DuPont showcases ag innovation

August 11, 2013 JOHNSTON — As DuPont Pioneer devotes one third of its staff to research and development, finding solutions faster is creating new yield-boosting resources for farmers in Iowa and beyond. more »»

DuPont debuts new innovation center in Iowa

August 11, 2013 JOHNSTON — Modern agriculture is a phenomenal success story, and DuPont’s new Innovation Center in Johnston will help share this story with thousands of people worldwide. more »»

Nutrient management field day set Aug. 27

August 11, 2013 WEBSTER CITY/WOOLSTOCK — Iowa Learning Farms, along with Practical Farmers of Iowa and the Natural Resources Conservation Service, will host a field day at 4 p.m., on Aug. 27 at two sites. more »»

A taste of Mexico

August 4, 2013 Americans have developed a taste for food from Latin America and most especially from our neighbor just south of the Rio Grande. Mexican restaurants are very much in vogue in the U.S. culinary worl. more »»

So, what’s in the water?

August 4, 2013 EAGLE GROVE — There have been several efforts put toward improving water quality by many different agencies. more »»

UnityPoint Health receives top honor

July 28, 2013 UnityPoint Health has been honored by the American Health Association for its trendsetting palliative care program. more »»

No dividends for Webster City Federal

July 28, 2013 WEBSTER CITY — Webster City Federal Bancorp’s board of directors has determined not to pay its next scheduled quarterly dividend in August because of requirements imposed by the Federal Reserve... more »»

Head for the grills

July 28, 2013 Where there’s smoke, there’s flavor when Matthew Nahnsen is cooking. more »»



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