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Colonial Life enters FD marketplace

January 18, 2015 Sarah Harvey is on a mission. She helps employers address the benefits needs of their workers in a rapidly changing insurance marketplace. more »»

It’s once again time to think about taxes

January 18, 2015 The holiday season and New Year’s festivities have passed. It’s time to turn to a more solemn task. Americans can file their federal tax returns starting this wee. more »»

Thinking farming forward

January 18, 2015 DES MOINES — Roll back the clock to 1964 when Lyndon Johnson was president, the Beatles performed on the “Ed Sullivan Show” and a new sports car called the Ford Mustang debuted at the New York... more »»

Hartzler: New herbicide-resistant crops not next silver bullet

January 18, 2015 Weed resistance is not a new issue in agriculture, but it has become a much larger problem with the evolved, widespread and increasing issues of resistance to glyphosate in waterhemp, giant ragweed,... more »»

Research conference set Feb. 19 in Ames

January 18, 2015 ANKENY — Iowa farmers, agronomists and others interested in using the results of crop production and environmental research to improve their competitiveness and profitability can attend the Iowa... more »»

Rich Woods Home Gallery opens

January 11, 2015 Enjoying the warmth and ambience of a fireplace can be one of the pleasures of the cold-weather months. more »»

Kemna expands ownership

January 11, 2015 Ken and Vickie Kemna have announced the addition of a number of shareholders to Kemna Auto Center of Algona. more »»

Iowa youth joins National 4-H Council’s team

January 11, 2015 Iowa 4-H’er Allison Lansman, of Fort Dodge, has been chosen by National 4-H Council to join its healthy living management team as a healthy living youth ambassador. more »»

Calhoun County sets second farm bill program meeting

January 11, 2015 ROCKWELL CITY — A second farm bill program overview meeting is set from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Expo Center located on the Calhoun County Fair Grounds. more »»

Guthrie and Associates Real Estate sold

January 4, 2015 Jan. 1 marked the start of a new year and also the start a new era at Guthrie and Associates Real Estate, 7 N. 18th St. more »»

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 »»

 
 
 

 

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