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NEW Cooperative continues to grow

January 24, 2016 NEW Cooperative is a remarkable success story. By just about any measure, it is an enormous enterprise. more »»

Creating soil health

January 24, 2016 AMES — While conservation-minded farmers are working to help Iowa meet the three-year-old Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy goals, they are finding their soils are gradually becoming healthier and... more »»

Kossuth County opens registration for seven-week SFP series

January 24, 2016 SWEA CITY — Kossuth County Extension has successfully completed the Strengthening Families Program For Parents and Youth 10-14 and has set the seven-week 2015 program to begin from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. more »»

Riddle’s Jewelry is booming in FD

January 17, 2016 Sometimes family-owned companies start small and over time become huge businesses. Riddle’s Jewelry is that type of enterprise. more »»

Owens barn gets a new lease on life

January 17, 2016 LAKE CITY — At a time when the era of barn construction had virtually drawn to a close, William “Bill” Owens built a new barn on his farm south of Lake City after a tornado destroyed the original... more »»

UnityPoint Clinic offers virtual care

January 10, 2016 The need to consult a health care provider can arise at any time of the day or night, on weekends, on holidays and when a person is traveling far from their home communit. more »»

Why GMOs are still divisive

January 10, 2016 IOWA FALLS — Despite repeated research by independent scientists and universities that find no proof that GMO food poses any harm to human health, some consumers are still uneasy about eating them. more »»

Pros and cons of tiling

January 3, 2016 ALTOONA — Updates on drainage law, pattern tiling and planning awaited nearly 100 farmers and landowners Dec. 10 at a drainage school in Altoona. more »»

Team expands at Edward Jones

December 27, 2015 Ryan Kent has joined his father Bill Kent as a financial advisor at Edward Jones. “It basically comes back to the Jones philosophy,” Bill Kent said. more »»

Soy oil roles ever-expanding

December 27, 2015 AMES — Iowa is a leader in soybean production, as is the United States. In addition to uses for food, animal products and fuel, soybeans are also used for a variety of industrial product. more »»

NEW Cooperative holds annual meeting

December 27, 2015 The 43rd annual meeting of NEW Cooperative Inc. was held Dec. 8 at the Webster County Fairgrounds. More than 350 members turned out for the dinner event. more »»

Longtime FD accounting firm has moved

December 20, 2015 The accounting firm Mark Thompson launched in the mid-1980s has moved from its longtime headquarters in the Snell Building in downtown Fort Dodge to new offices at 1099 Kenyon Road. more »»

Iowa farmland values drop 3.9 percent

December 20, 2015 The rainy, gloomy weather starting off the week did little to brighter Monday’s land value survey report released in Ames. more »»

Producers expected price decline

December 20, 2015 STORM LAKE — Dennis Reyman, a farm manager and appraiser with Stalcup Agriculture, in Storm Lake, said Monday’s agland value report was not a surprise to the majority of rural lands owners. more »»

2016 Iowa Pork Congress set Jan. 27-28

December 20, 2015 DES MOINES — The Iowa Pork Producers Association announces that the 2016 Iowa Pork Congress will be held on Jan. 27 and 28 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. more »»

An era is ending in downtown FD

December 13, 2015 Downtown Fort Dodge in the 1950s was a very different place from the commercial district at the heart of the city in the 21st century. Jim’s Service Inc. more »»

Barn in continuous use since 1935

December 13, 2015 TITONKA — Kevin Gray lives west of Titonka in Kossuth County on the farm purchased by his grandparents, Henry and Grace Gray, in 192. more »»

Real estate office has a new look

December 6, 2015 After three years in Fort Dodge, Neighborhood Realty now owns its own office, which celebrated its grand opening on Thursday. The new office, at 1725 First Ave. . more »»

Iowa moving up in water quality efforts

December 6, 2015 Using a series of seven conservation practices, Iowa farmers have: • Lowered the erosion rate of their fields by 26 percent since 1982. more »»

USG supports Lord’s Cupboard

December 6, 2015 The Fort Dodge plant of United States Gypsum Co. has donated 1,586 pounds of food to the Lord’s Cupboard. more »»



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