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Burger King has a new look

When customers sit down to enjoy their next Whopper at Burger King in Fort Dodge, they’ll notice a redesigned dining area with an open concept and wood tone floors, tables and chairs. The restaurant, which is operated by the Tasty King franchise, underwent an extensive remodel in recent ...

Leibold to speak at Farm News Ag Show

Kelvin Leibold, farm and ag businesses management specialist at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will provide an overview of the 2018 Farm Bill at the Farm News Ag Show on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 11 a.m. Leibold said the program will also include information on specific areas that ...

November WASDE report shows bearish for corn; neutral for soybeans

The most recent World Agricultural Supply and Demand (WASDE) estimates were released last Friday and according to DTN grain market analyst, Todd Hultman, the report was bearish for corn and neutral for soybeans. “We have to say today’s report was bearish for corn in the sense that the ...

Peoples Credit Union is on the move

Peoples Credit Union is on the move both literally and figuratively. The Webster City-based financial cooperative has just moved its Fort Dodge office to a spacious new facility at 1717 Fifth Ave. S., the city’s booming Corridor of Commerce. This relocation is part of Peoples’ robust ...

New DI Trailer hits the market

DAYTON — With keeping safety in mind, Davis Industries LLC., of Dayton unveiled a new gooseneck trailer last week that is now available on the market. Matt Davis, owner of Davis Industries LLC., said one of the many facets of his company has been trailer manufacturing and the new DI ...

Kruse and Taylor to speak at Farm News Ag show

Back by popular demand, Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University Extension climatologist and professor of agronomy emeritus will be speaking at the Farm News Ag show on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 8:30 a.m. Taylor will be presenting a “crop weather outlook for 2020.” Taylor said the climate cycle is ...

‘WIN’

David Kruse, founder and owner of CommStock Investments and Farm News columnist is planning on presenting a new commodity portfolio during his talk at the Farm News Ag Show on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 9 a.m. WIN is the title of his speech and the commodity portfolio that Kruse said stands for ...

Active Health expands

One of the goals at Active Health Clinics is to help people live their best life, according to Dr. Josh Mason. And one of the ways the Fort Dodge clinic is hoping to accomplish that goal is through a method called regenerative medicine. “Active Health is always willing to help our ...

Brian Stevenson to speak at Farm News Ag Show

It has been announced that Brian Stevenson, general manager of B. Stevenson Associates LLC will be speaking at the 2019 Farm News Ag Show. Stevenson is scheduled to speak on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 1 p.m. and will be presenting “Grow for a purpose: join the change in agriculture.” Some ...

Understanding what it takes to transition to organic

WEBSTER CITY — Is transitioning your conventional acres over to organic production something you have been considering? There is a long list of rules and regulations that need to be followed, but, if done correctly, you could be looking at higher profit margins once you have cleared the ...

Sweeney is Hy-Vee’s new dietitian

New Hy-Vee Dietitian Rachel Sweeney is eager to educate and help Fort Dodge area residents make healthier choices when it comes to the food they eat. “The most exciting part is helping people make decisions and answer questions at the time when they are making that choice about what food ...

It’s Porktober

October is pork month, a good time to reflect on the year in pork production thus far—and, what a year it has been! Agriculture has grown to 31 percent of the state’s total economic output, manure is finally getting the spotlight it deserves for rebuilding soil health and protecting ...

Pork marketing to Gen Z must take a new approach

Traditional marketing and promotional efforts may not work any longer with the Gen Z consumer and commodity groups must adapt to these changes, advises public relations professor Wes Jamison. During Iowa Swine Day, held in June on the Iowa State University Campus in Ames, Jamison spoke ...

Razor Sharp

Tim Simmons has been working with some form of a tool almost his entire life — whether that was as a woodworker, mechanic or machinist. And inevitably the tools he used would wear down and need sharpened. For a long time, Simmons had a guy he could call for his sharpening needs. ...

C & S Products is a legend in manufacturing

Fort Dodge-based C & S Products was recently named one of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry’s Legends in Manufacturing. And Karen Alstott, who co-founded the company along with her husband Kevin Alstott in 1986, said the company’s success is directly attributed to its ...

‘This story is not over yet’

The October World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WADSE) report was released last Thursday by the USDA and according to Todd Hultman, DTN grain market analyst, the report for corn is appearing bearish with soybeans doing the opposite and coming in bullish. “Corn’s numbers were ...

Balancing ag and urban

ANKENY — Long before Clare Lindahl knew much about agriculture, and years before she began working with farmers and communities to improve water quality, she knew one thing — Chad Pregracke was a rock star. “I was in community college class in the Quad Cities and was taking an ...

Here to stay

It’s entirely possible that Steve Daniel’s grandfather ended up in Fort Dodge by mistake around the turn of the 20th century. Daniel’s grandfather, Ferris Daniel, immigrated from Lebanon to the United States in the early 1900s. “He came in through Ellis Island and went on to ...

Boshart named GM of Gold-Eagle Cooperative

GOLDFIELD — Chris Boshart has been named the next general manager of Gold-Eagle Cooperative. Boshart, who has served as Gold-Eagle’s feed department manager since 2018, is currently working with longtime Gold-Eagle general manager Brad Davis on the transition. Davis has announced ...

‘Agriculture is in my blood’

DES MOINES — As a seventh-generation Iowa farmer, Jacob Swanson grew up tending to cattle and working the soil. Today, he works as often as he can on the family farm, but spends his workdays championing for farmers and agriculture at the Iowa State Capitol. As the legislative liaison for ...