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China approves MIR 162

January 4, 2015 CHICAGO — Following a Dec. 17 bilateral meeting between the U.S. and China in Chicago, China has approved the Syngenta MIR 162 trait for corn for import. The Dec. more »»

Fort Dodge sets annual CAM date

January 4, 2015 Iowa State University Extension will host a Crop Advantage meeting from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Jan. 21at the Best Western-Starlite Village Inn and Suites. more »»

Webster County sets farm bill overview meeting

January 4, 2015 A meeting informing farmers and landowners regarding the new programs authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014 is set from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. more »»

Still time to save on taxes before 2014 ends

December 28, 2014 As the end of the year approaches, some may be wondering how they can lower their taxes and improve their financial situation before 2015 begins. more »»

Farm transfer, land ownership are major focuses of PFI conference

December 28, 2014 AMES — Just a few generations ago, the question of farm transfer and the fate of family farmland — a complex and often divisive issue today — was a much simpler matter, said Cindy Madsen, who... more »»

Farmland values fall from historic high

December 28, 2014 AMES — Average Iowa farmland value is now estimated to be $7,943 per acre — a drop in value of $773, or 8.9 percent, per acre. more »»

Crop Advantage meeting set for North Central Iowa farmers

December 28, 2014 Iowa State University Extension will host a Crop Advantage meeting from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Jan. 21, 2015 at the Best Western-Starlite Village Inn and Suites in Fort Dodge. more »»

Katy Lynn Boutique opens on Central

December 21, 2014 Katy Lynn Boutique, 924 Central Ave., has joined the commercial renaissance in the heart of Fort Dodge’s historic downtown shopping district. more »»

New feed facility to be largest in Midwest

December 21, 2014 ELLSWORTH — A new Lincoln Supply LC, feed mill in Ellsworth will be the largest producer of feed in the Midwest once it is fully operational, according to a release from the company. more »»

Free smart investing courses available

December 21, 2014 AMES — Iowans who want to learn to make better investing decisions can register for “Smart Investing@Your Library. more »»

Dennis Plautz expects more growth in FD

December 14, 2014 Throughout downtown Fort Dodge, storefronts that were vacant a year or two ago have been filled with a growing number of specialty shops. more »»

Downtown offers shoppers unique gift choices

December 14, 2014 Business owners in downtown Fort Dodge are offering unique gifts this holiday season. Christmas cactuses are popular this year at Lilly’s Floral & Gifts, said Alice Schmidt, the store’s owne. more »»

Iowa Specialty Hospital honored

December 14, 2014 CLARION — Iowa Specialty Hospital has been named a 2014 Guardian of Excellence Award winner by Press Ganey Associates Inc. more »»

NEW Co-op named Ag Retailer of Year

December 14, 2014 NEW Cooperative was named the Agricultural Retailers Association Retailer of the Year for 2014. The award was presented to NEW Cooperative Director of Operations Frank Huseman on Dec. more »»

Crop Advantage Series to provide latest crop production information

December 14, 2014 AMES — Iowa State University Extension will present the 2015 Crop Advantage Series from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Jan. more »»

‘All About Fort Dodge’ helps sell town, area

December 7, 2014 The Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance has a crucial mission: ensuring that there is a prosperous future for Fort Dodge and Webster County. more »»

Shopko foundation to help local schools

December 7, 2014 HUMBOLDT — This holiday season, as shoppers seek the ideal gift for their loved ones, Shopko Hometown Foundation is giving back to the communities it serves. more »»

Holding back field tile water

December 7, 2014 STANHOPE — One year it’s too dry, the next too wet, the next it’s too wet then turns too dry. It plays havoc with a field’s water table, not to mention the farmer’s nerves. more »»

Sassy Strawberry is about desserts

November 30, 2014 Fort Dodge’s eastside commercial district added a new business early this month that is certain to please anyone who loves desserts. Sassy Strawberry, 2913 Fifth Ave. . more »»

Four cowboys making rodeo history

November 30, 2014 HUMBOLDT — Although Iowa is not known as a hot-bed of professional-grade rodeo talent, four of its native cowboys are making state history by qualifying for the Wrangler National Rodeo Finals, in La... more »»



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