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USDA: U.S. plants 97 million corn acres

July 7, 2013 When the U.S. Department of Agriculture released its grain stocks report and acreage report on June 28, the sell off of corn futures was almost immediate. more »»

Farm was site of area’s first corn crop

July 7, 2013 HUMBOLDT — Jason Simonsen is hesitant to refer to his grandfather as a pioneer, but in a way, that’s what he was. more »»

Iowa Learning Farm’s July webinar to focus on soil sustainability

July 7, 2013 AMES — The Iowa Learning Farms’ monthly webinar, will be at 11:30 a.m. on July 17 and features Michael Castellano, assistant agronomy professor at Iowa State Universit. more »»

Smeltzer Trust Farm site of ILF field day

July 7, 2013 OTHO — Iowa Learning Farms will host a field day at the Ann Smeltzer Charitable Trust Farm near Otho on from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on july 17, and is approximately 2. more »»

Sweet Corn Feed set July 13

July 7, 2013 The annual sweet corn feed, sponsored by the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance’s ag committee, is set from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Webster County Fairgrounds. more »»

Be Be Nails & Spa opens in FD

June 30, 2013 The potential of Fort Dodge’s Corridor of Commerce to attract new businesses to the city got its latest illustration earlier this month. Tuyen Nguyen opened Be Be Nails & Spa, 2307 Fifth Ave. S. more »»

Field day focuses on management in wet ground

June 30, 2013 KANAWHA — Crop management in a wet, late-planted season, plus integrated weed and pest management options were prime topics for about 100 farmers on Tuesday at the Iowa State University Extension’s... more »»

Decker drivers compete

June 30, 2013 Two Decker Truck Line Inc. drivers were among 111 who represented Iowa at the 2013 Iowa Truck Driving Championships June 13 and 14 in Altoona. Decker Truck Line Inc. more »»

Working to raise a quality beef animal

June 30, 2013 CYLINDER — After a lifetime of working with cattle, both with his own herds and in other operations, John Robinson said he has learned, through trials and tribulations, what works best for him in... more »»

Threshermen will feature International Harvester in 2013

June 30, 2013 ALBERT CITY — The Albert City Threshermen and Collectors will feature International Harvester in 2013 and will host the International Harvester Collectors Club Iowa Chapter 5 for its summer show set... more »»

Dass gives retirement another try

June 23, 2013 LaVerne Dass is retiring from Carpet World Flooring America — again. The first time, his retirement lasted only two days; this time, Dass said, “I’m old enough. more »»

Iowa Fire Control is on the move in FD

June 23, 2013 Iowa Fire Control, 3014 Fifth Ave. S., has become a major player in the fire protection world since the company was founded 33 years ago. Its services are marketed across the entire Hawkeye State. more »»

It’s all about faster service

June 23, 2013 FARNHAMVILLE — An estimated 200 people toured the new fertilizer plant at FC?Cooperative in Farnhamville Thursday, wandering into cavernous storage bins and under a dizzying array of augers, ladders... more »»

Late-crop decisions enter final weeks for farmers

June 23, 2013 There were signs of planting starting up again Tuesday morning throughout Webster County as farmers try to get soybeans into the ground and finish first-cutting of hay while the sun shine. more »»

ArborPro Tree Service moves to Corridor of Commerce

June 16, 2013 Trees enhance the beauty of our natural environment. Sometimes, however, when Mother Nature turns violent they can become hazardous or a source of debris. more »»

New retailer opens at Crossroads Mall

June 16, 2013 One of the fastest growing specialty retailers, rue21, recently opened a new store in Crossroads Mall. “We are so excited about the opening of rue21. more »»

A policy-changing movement

June 16, 2013 AMES — Boosting soil health with cover crops was the topic of a soils seminar on June 5 at the Scheman Building on the Iowa State University campus in Ames. more »»

PEDV spreading rapidly in Midwest

June 16, 2013 DES MOINES — It’s called porcine epidemic diarrhea virus. It was diagnosed in Iowa pig herds in mid-May and almost always deadly to young pigs 3 weeks or younger. more »»

NRCS: Use cover crops in prevented-planting fields

June 16, 2013 DES MOINES — The U.S. more »»

Making it all better again

June 9, 2013 Leather and vinyl have long been popular coverings in the automotive and furniture worlds. more »»

 
 

 

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