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Barns symbolize Iowa’s farming heritage

November 21, 2014 Iowa’s rural landscape has changed dramatically as farming has become less labor intensive in the last century. more »»

Iowa’s impressive ag economy

November 7, 2014 Since human beings first learned to cultivate the soil, harvest time has had extraordinary significance. In earlier centuries, good crops meant prosperity and security. more »»

Keep Branstad in governor’s chair

October 31, 2014 Four years ago, Iowa voters brought Terry Branstad, a four-term former governor, out of retirement because the Hawkeye State faced woes so severe that a proven leader was needed in the governor’s... more »»

Let’s keep Steve King in Congress

October 31, 2014 The 50 American states send 435 men and women to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives. Most of them are little-known to anyone who doesn’t live in the district that sent them to Washington. more »»

Send Joni Ernst to Washington, D.C.

October 31, 2014 If they elect Joni Ernst to the U.S. Senate, Iowans will be sending to Washington a woman whose service there will make our nation stronger. more »»

Let’s keep Bill Northey on the job

October 24, 2014 When Iowans go to the polls this year, they have a chance to re-elect a superb secretary of agricultur. more »»

October is National Co-op Month

October 10, 2014 There are various types of businesses that operate as cooperatives, but according to the National Cooperative Business Association they all are owned and democratically controlled by their members... more »»

4-H is about achievement

October 3, 2014 National 4-H Week, which begins Sunday, is a good time to celebrate the enormous contributions 4-H makes to our community and nation. more »»

Beans mean business in Iowa

September 26, 2014 Nobody knows exactly how long humans have cultivated the soybean, but agricultural historians are quite certain its domestication as a crop in China dates back three millennia. more »»

Palo Alto County touts policy

September 19, 2014 On Aug. 19, the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors appeared before the Iowa Environmental Protection Commission. more »»

Ethanol’s future’s launching in Iowa

September 12, 2014 Helping fuel the nation’s vehicles while reducing America’s dependence on imported oil has been a major benefit of the ethanol industry. more »»

Farm Progress Show worth a look

August 22, 2014 It won’t be long before the 2014 incarnation of the Farm Progress Show welcomes a multitude of visitors to the Boone area. This year’s event kicks off Tuesday and will run three days. more »»

Charles Grassley keeps his promise

August 13, 2014 When a politician makes a promise, it’s not uncommon for voters to respond with skepticism. When U.S. Se. more »»

Help celebrate National Farmers Market Week

August 8, 2014 Farmers markets are becoming more common not only in Iowa, but also across the nation. The U.S. more »»

Nothing compares to the Iowa State Fair

July 29, 2014 If you love a parade, plan to be in Des Moines Wednesday evening at 6:15. more »»

Corporate giants help area thrive

July 25, 2014 The economy in Webster County is beginning to boo. more »»

Women play vital role in agriculture

July 18, 2014 For as long as human beings have engaged in the assorted pursuits referred to collectively as agriculture, women have been key players in the success of those undertakings. more »»

Please, attend your county fairs

July 11, 2014 Times change. Even so there are a few constants in life. One is the pleasure provided by the county fairs that continue to be a highlight of summer in the Hawkeye Stat. more »»

A day to celebrate America

July 4, 2014 Whether you spend this Fourth of July picnicking, swimming, boating, enjoying a parade, attending a community celebration, watching a fireworks display or just plain loafing, there should be at leas... more »»

Drive safely: Schools are out

June 27, 2014 Commencement exercises are over and area schools for the most part have closed their doors for summer vacatio. more »»

 
 

 

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