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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 »»

Subject: Saving Iowa’s soil

April 27, 2014 If there were any scientists prone to favor Iowa’s farming techniques on April 11, none spoke up. more »»

Lawn Doctor arrives in FD

April 20, 2014 Lawn Doctor, one of the nation’s largest providers of lawn-care services, is now part of the Fort Dodge marketplace. more »»

Where have all the ag teachers gone?

April 20, 2014 There is a lack of vocational agriculture teachers throughout Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. Northwest Iowa’s Akron-Westfield Community District serves as an example. more »»

At the top

April 13, 2014 The Brown’s Shoe Fit store in Fort Dodge, 210 S. 25th St., has been named the company’s Store of the Year for 201. more »»

WCF Financial Bank to break ground Wednesday

April 13, 2014 WEBSTER CITY — WCF Financial Bank will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 4 p.m. Wednesday for its new facility on Fair Meadow Drive, Webster Cit. more »»

Treating a customer’s farm as if it’s their own

April 13, 2014 MANSON — Brent and LuAnn Johnson, of rural Manson, consider themselves fortunate. more »»

Farm programs demand decisions

April 13, 2014 (ISU) — The 2014 farm bill is now law and the USDA Farm Service Agency officials are writing rules and regulations to carry out new programs. more »»

New owner has big plans

April 6, 2014 Curves in Fort Dodge has a new owner. When Angela Jessen took the helm of the Fort Dodge Curves franchise on Nov. 1, 2013, she became part of an entrepreneurial success story. more »»

Mobile apps growing for farm use

April 6, 2014 CLARION — Farmers have an ever-growing number of mobile apps to help them in their daily work plans. more »»

Growing local economies through food

April 6, 2014 ANKENY — If Iowa’s food producers, processors and preparers are looking for a recipe to improve agritourism they must: • Provide visitors with something interesting to eat. more »»

When it comes to liquidation sales, Tyre and Cook offer Helping Hands

March 30, 2014 After years — or even a lifetime — of serving as a family home there comes a time in the history of just about every house when the assorted furniture, housewares, collectibles and other belongings... more »»

Local SBDC earns SBA’s state award

March 30, 2014 The North Central Iowa Small Business Development Center, Fort Dodge, has earned the 2014 Small Business Development Center Excellence and Innovation Award from the U. S. more »»

Lake City hospital creates impact

March 30, 2014 LAKE CITY — Stewart Memorial Community Hospital generates 257 jobs that add $18,000,945 to Calhoun County’s economy, according to the latest study by the Iowa Hospital Association. more »»

Staying PED-free

March 30, 2014 EMMETSBURG — According to Dave Stender, an Iowa State University swine specialist based out of the Clay County Extension office, owner/operators of their own swine herds have the best chance to keep... more »»

 
 

 

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