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Better pigs, over more pigs

June 8, 2014 DES MOINES — If the world’s population reaches 9 billion by 2050, it will mean annually 710 million more pigs will be needed, beyond the current 1.38 billion, without new production techniques. more »»

Owners feature personalized approach to fitness

June 1, 2014 Fort Dodge’s historic downtown shopping district is being reborn. more »»

Ames opens BioDome exhibit

June 1, 2014 AMES — What will future space colonists eat in their long trek across the galaxies? A new bio-dome display at Iowa State University’s Reiman Gardens offers a glimpse of what could be. more »»

4-H Camp now taking registrations

June 1, 2014 Junior 4-H members from Boone, Hardin, Marshall and Story counties who are completing fourth, fifth and sixth grades may register now for Tri-County Junior 4-H Camp set at 10 a.m. more »»

Webster Glass has a new owner

May 25, 2014 When a home window breaks, a vehicle windshield is damaged or a commercial storefront needs renovation, a specialist in glass is required. more »»

Country Maid to be featured on Discovery Channel’s ‘How It’s Made’

May 25, 2014 WEST BEND — Country Maid, makers of the famous Butter Braid pastries, will be featured on Discovery Channel’s “How It’s Made” TV program. more »»

Bon-Ton announces first-quarter results

May 25, 2014 The Bon-Ton Stores Inc., parent company of Younkers, reported operating results for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 ended May 3 and reaffirmed its earnings guidance for fiscal 201. more »»

USB watching high oleic bean progress in U.S.

May 25, 2014 The United Soybean Board is encouraging Iowa row-crop growers to keep an eye on ag media reports this year about eastern Corn Belt fields growing high oleic oil soybeans for seed. more »»

Hemann Tae Kwon Do relocates

May 18, 2014 Many people interested in fitness and self-defense have found tae kwon do well-suited to their needs. more »»

Estate planning workshop set for farmers

May 18, 2014 “Talking about transitions and estate planning is difficult for most people – and especially for farm families,” said Melissa O’Rourke, the Iowa State University farm and agribusiness management... more »»

Turning starving cattle around

May 18, 2014 CYLINDER — Since he was featured in Farm News a year ago, John Robinson, a cattleman in rural Cylinder, said his feeding approach that brings starving cattle quickly back on tract nutritionally has... more »»

Small businesses fill needs

May 11, 2014 Starting a small business can be a difficult ste. more »»

How to make a candy bar

May 11, 2014 AMES — How many people does it take to produce and market a candy bar? Well, a lot actually. more »»

She’s moved next door

May 4, 2014 Mary Kay’s Gifts & Home Decor has a new look and a new location. It has moved to 1108 Central Ave., the building next door to its previous location in Daniel Pharmac. more »»

Opening China markets

May 4, 2014 SOMERS — Three weeks after returning from a U.S. meat export trade mission to China, Dean Black was back to business in Calhoun County on April 25 planting corn in a 130-acre field near Somers. more »»

Report: 4 million pigs lost to PEDv

May 4, 2014 The situation remains a cloudy one for the nation’s pork industry as producers continue efforts to ward off the outbreaks of porcine epidemic diarrhea viru. more »»

Carey Kemna brings Valvoline to FD

April 27, 2014 Big changes are underway at the local Kemna automotive campus. more »»

SMCH honors its own

April 27, 2014 LAKE CITY — Stewart Memorial Community Hospital recently recognized its employees for their accomplishments during 2013 at its Rewards and Recognition Banquet. more »»

Decker earns carrier award

April 27, 2014 Decker Truck Line Inc. has received the Temperature Control Gold Carrier of the Year Award from Walmart. more »»

Citizens receives Diamond Award

April 27, 2014 Citizens Community Credit Union in Fort Dodge was recently honored with a Diamond Award, which recognizes outstanding marketing and business development achievements in the credit union industry. more »»



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