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Town & Country receives award

April 3, 2016 WEBSTER CITY — Town & Country Insurance has been named a Leading Partner by EMC Insurance Companies, which means the agency is one of the highest-performing EMC agencies in the country. more »»

Real Deals on Home Decor expands

March 27, 2016 Real Deals on Home Decor, 329 Central Ave., is expanding the diversity of the merchandise it sells. more »»

Sky scouting

March 27, 2016 FORT DODGE — A small group of professionals and farmers attended a March 15 workshop designed to explore the many uses of drones in agriculture at the Webster County Fairgrounds. Dr. more »»

Group: INRS needs practical solutions

March 27, 2016 FORT DODGE — Solving Iowa’s surface water quality issues is a complex matrix of inter-related sciences, with expensive solutions, compounded by rural versus urban talking points. more »»

Beginning Farmers Workshop is Tuesday

March 27, 2016 STORM LAKE — Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Buena Vista County in partnership with the Iowa Agricultural Development Division (IADD), invites area farmers to attend an educational even... more »»

FD JCPenney receives company’s highest award

March 27, 2016 JCPenney at the Crossroads Mall in Fort Dodge, was honored with the Founder’s Award — the company’s highest distinction for excellence — at a special event held at the historic Belo Mansion in... more »»

Iowa Fire Control has a new home

March 20, 2016 When a business thrives, it is not unusual for it to find that it needs more space. For Iowa Fire Control, that point was reached this year. It has moved from its longtime home at 3014 Fifth Ave. . more »»

Can Midwest change lambing time?

March 20, 2016 ORANGE CITY — Since the bulk of U.S. lambs are born during spring, the industry said it is typically stuck later in year with a glut of lambs heading for the market, cutting the pric. more »»

CSP deadline is March 31

March 20, 2016 AMES (PFI) — Practical Farmers of Iowa on Feb. 26 urged farmers interested in the Conservation Stewardship Program to submit the initial 11-question application to their local U.S. more »»

FSQA training set for youths’ fair shows

March 20, 2016 CALLENDER/FORT DODGE — Food and Safety and Quality Assurance training for those exhibiting swine, sheep, meat goats and beef at the Webster County Fair or Iowa State Fair will be held from 9:30 a.m. more »»

Gold-Eagle Co-op has new truck wash

March 13, 2016 EAGLE GROVE — Gold-Eagle Cooperative has a new state-of-the-art truck wash designed to increase efficiency and prevent the spread of possible diseases. more »»

Preventive meds for crops

March 13, 2016 NEVADA — According to John Kempf, founder and chief executive officer of Advancing Eco-Agriculture, based in Ohio, it is possible to grow fruit, vegetables and row crops without chemicals and get to... more »»

WCCTA sets annual meeting in Gowrie

March 13, 2016 GOWRIE — Webster-Calhoun Cooperative Telephone Association set its annual meeting for 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Southeast Valley High School gymnasium in Gowrie. The 2016 theme is “We Have You Covered. more »»

Fort Dodge CVB helps boost city

March 6, 2016 The Fort Dodge Convention & Visitors Bureau has a new executive directo. more »»

Kruse: On Nov. 8, vote RFS

March 6, 2016 SPENCER — If ethanol and the Renewable Fuels Standard are allowed to work within a fair market, farmers would have no need for federal Agricultural Risk Coverag. more »»

The Blanden is a huge community asset

February 28, 2016 The Blanden Memorial Art Museum, located at 920 Third Ave. S. more »»

Advances increase dairy products, benefits

February 28, 2016 MAURICE — Longtime dairy operators, including Lee Maassen, have watched through the years as changes have edged into the dairy industry. more »»

Hog Slat Inc. continues growth

February 21, 2016 HUMBOLDT — Since the company started operation in Humboldt 21 years ago, Hog Slat Inc. more »»

Broken markets

February 21, 2016 The term linked with the livestock markets in the next quarter should be “volatility,” according to Darin Newsom, senior analyst for DTN. more »»

FD Family Credit Union has moved

February 14, 2016 The Fort Dodge Family Credit Union has a new home at 407 Second Ave. S. in a newly constructed building on the almost-completed crosstown connector. more »»



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