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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 »»

A sensible environmentist

February 14, 2016 DES MOINES — With all the heated debates about climate change, genetically modified organisms, sustainability and more, an unlikely voice is offering a new take on these controversial topic. more »»

P48 Boutique offers unique attire

February 7, 2016 Brittany Gerdes graduated from high school in May 2015. A few months later she opened her own shop — P48 Boutique. more »»

IHA: Legalize hemp now

February 7, 2016 AMES — The first thing they hammer home is,?“Hemp is not marijuana. more »»

Prevent Iowa swine diseases

February 7, 2016 DES MOINES — Every day during 2015, an average of 80,500 head of livestock moved into Iowa including swine, feeders and breeders; cattle, feeders and breeders; sheep; horses; goats and cervids — dee... more »»

New publication makes life easier

January 31, 2016 There’s a new resource that will help residents and visitors alike experience the diversity that makes Webster County remarkabl. more »»

Get ready for FSMA

January 31, 2016 If Election Day brings about a change in the White House administration, implementation of the new Food Safety Modernization Act will likely be postponed. more »»

DTN: China key to 2016 market trends

January 31, 2016 China’s slowing economy will be a driving force in the trading market arena in 2016, according to Darin Newsom, senior marketing analyst for DTN. “Just this morning,” Newsom said during a Jan. more »»



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