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Looking over FC Co-op’s test plots

August 31, 2014 FARNHAMVILLE — No matter the price that corn sells for, it’s still a bushels market. more »»

UnityPoint Clinic revamps record system

August 24, 2014 A change in the electronic recordkeeping system at UnityPoint Clinic — Fort Dodge was implemented early this month starting on Aug. . more »»

Family’s farm legacy started during 1870s

August 24, 2014 LAKE CITY — By the time 28-year-old Frank Pierce purchased 120 acres of Calhoun County land for $90 an acre in 1910, members of his family had been farming in the Lake City area for decades. more »»

Ethanol industry smiling at record corn crop

August 24, 2014 The markets reacted quickly following the recent World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimate Report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture with gains in futures prices of corn and soybeans. more »»

Webster County 4-H Exhibitors place at the Iowa State Fair

August 24, 2014 Webster County 4-H’ers earned awards for their efforts in several areas at the 2014 Iowa State Fair. They select projects and set goals early in the 4-H year. more »»

Modern Day Florals by Kristin opens on Central

August 17, 2014 During the last three years, the owners of an array of small specialty stores have chosen downtown Fort Dodge as an ideal venue for doing business. more »»

Expect farm land rental rates to fall

August 17, 2014 If landowners think most farmers are sitting on buckets of cash and ready to sign on for high rents in 2015, they need to think again. more »»

Another successful restoration

August 17, 2014 DES MOINES — During the 2013 Iowa State Fair, Tyler Casady, 17, of State Center, entered a tractor — a 1963 Allis-Chalmers D17 — that he restored and earned a purple ribbon. more »»

Fort Frenzy acquires Creative Cakes

August 10, 2014 The pizzas sold at Fort Frenzy are about to be transformed. That’s because the dough used to produce them will soon be freshly made daily at a well-known local bakery — Creative Cakes, 1236 S. more »»

Farmers protecting watersheds

August 10, 2014 WEBSTER CITY — In and attempt to continue to support the conservation efforts being implemented along the Boone River Watershed, local John Deere equipment dealers are working out the details of a... more »»

Farming the way it used to be

August 3, 2014 JEFFERSON — The Foster family of rural Jefferson educated and entertained area Iowans Saturday and Sunday on farming the way it used to be done. more »»

Tjaden Electric expands its services

July 27, 2014 BADGER — Tjaden Electric, of Badger, recently expanded to include data and communication services. more »»

House of Mini Golf opens in downtown FD

July 27, 2014 You’ve got the urge to play miniature golf but outside it’s pouring rain. Or perhaps it’s the dead of winter. more »»

‘More than sellin’ stuff’

July 27, 2014 FARNHAMVILLE — It’s more than sellin’ stuff. This is a common comment among those working in FC Cooperative’s test plots in Farnhamville. more »»

Miller convenes fourth ag academy

July 27, 2014 AMES — A national conference to enhance the knowledge of urban and minority legislators about agriculture was held in Ames July 17 through 19. more »»

A sign of the times

July 20, 2014 The Bookworm, after celebrating its 30th anniversary this summer, is phasing out DVD rentals. “There’s probably people still renting them, but a lot of people are using Netflix. They can stream the. more »»

Raising turbines

July 20, 2014 HARCOURT — MidAmerican Energy’s new wind farm in Webster County is well underway with 21 of the company’s planned 107 turbines standing across southern Webster Count. more »»

ISU-Webster County sets ag leasing meeting

July 20, 2014 A farmland leasing meeting, geared for farm tenants and land owners, is set from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Aug 7, at the Webster County Extension office. more »»

Longtime State Farm agency has new head

July 13, 2014 Jeff Haupts now leads the State Farm agency that Craig Hamilton headed for four decade. more »»

Dedham’s bologna turns 100

July 13, 2014 DEDHAM — There’s hardly anything in Dedham that hasn’t changed dramatically since 1914, yet one tradition stays the same in this small Carroll County town — its famous bologn. more »»

 
 
 

 

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