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April 21, 2013 JOHNSTON — A new conservation collaboration is fueling the cellulosic ethanol industry in Iowa, while protecting soil and water quality, thanks to a joint agreement between DuPont and the U.S. more »»

Aronia growers market, educate

April 14, 2013 DES MOINES — Midwest aronia growers who gathered in Des Moines last week were looking for ways to better grow and market their product. They know it’s an uphill battle. more »»

Jones is one of Iowa’s 100 Great Nurses

April 14, 2013 LAKE CITY — In the state of Iowa, there are over 57,000 nurses, and each year a very small percentage of them are recognized as one of Iowa’s 100 Great Nurses. more »»

Extolling Iowa’s lifesaver

April 14, 2013 DES MOINES — Had Norman Borlaug become a science teacher as he once planned, this Iowa native might have impacted hundreds of students during his career. more »»

Glik’s features fashion made in the USA

April 7, 2013 Family-owned and operated businesses have contributed massively to the growth of the American economy since the nation’s earliest days. The Glik’s chain of stores is a good example of that phenomenon. more »»

Open for Business Challenge deadline approaching

April 7, 2013 Local entrepreneurs seeking to establish a business are in luck. Paresh Bhatt, owner and general manager of Comfort Inn in Fort Dodge, has helped fund the Open For Business Challenge. more »»

Peterson supports Make-A-Wish

April 7, 2013 MANSON — A part of its annual company party, Peterson Transportation Inc., chooses a local charity to support. This year, Make-A-Wish Iowa was the company’s chosen organization. more »»

DTN: Acreage report doesn’t help supply

April 7, 2013 Darin Newsom, DTN’s senior market analyst, called the March 28 acreage and stock reports “interesting” with “questionable numbers” but said they don’t show enough acres planted to corn and soybeans... more »»

At ease with ag talk

April 7, 2013 DES MOINES — Talk isn’t cheap when it comes to farming and food. more »»

Food safety workshop slated in Webster County

April 7, 2013 Iowa State University Extension and Iowa Small Business Development will host a Food Safety Workshop from 8:30 a.m. to noon on April 26 at the Webster County Extension office, 217 S. 25th S. more »»

Extension hosting viticulture program

April 7, 2013 Those with grape vines wanting to learn more about vineyard pruning, drought management and fertilization may attend a workshop set from 9 a.m. more »»

Former FD?businessman leaves legacy

March 31, 2013 Longtime Fort Dodge residents will remember Jeff Jacox as a key player in making one of the town’s many family businesses — Bock Bros. Welding Supply Co. — a 20th-century success story. more »»

Town & Country seeks projects

March 31, 2013 Town & Country Insurance and IMT Group are searching for nonprofit organizations to receive grants for their projects. more »»

Iowa Home Care is on the move

March 24, 2013 Just about everybody is at least somewhat aware of the life-enhancing options hospitals and nursing homes have to offer. Health care in an institutional setting can be both expensive and intimidating. more »»

Retired ambassador will speak at Corn Belt annual meeting

March 24, 2013 HUMBOLDT — “Rooted in Our Communities” is the theme for the 2012 Corn Belt Power Cooperative Annual Meeting April 3 at the Best Western Starlite Village, Fort Dodge. more »»

Nutrient reduction 101 reaches Kossuth

March 24, 2013 WESLEY — Iowa State University brought its basic nutrient reduction strategy team to Wesley on March 14 to outline for about 55 farmers what they can do to help Iowa meet its goal of reducing, by 45... more »»

Dayton Ag Drainage changes hands

March 24, 2013 DAYTON — Millions of acres of Iowa’s farmland has been tiled in order to help ensure proper drainage of water. more »»

Mouws are cleaning up with The Washboard

March 17, 2013 Doing laundry is a reality faced by just about everyone. A new business at 100 S. 12th S. more »»

Financial literacy program set for FD

March 17, 2013 Money Smart Week is coming to Fort Dodge in April, but some related activities will begin this week. more »»



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