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CommStock hires commodity broker

November 30, 2016 ROYAL — CommStock Investments has added another commodity broker, David Shively, to its team of experts. more »»

Pro Ag: A year later, not much has changed

November 27, 2016 FORT DODGE — It’s been a year since the last Pro Ag meeting was held in Fort Dodge, but the messages remain the same — farmland values will drop, grain prices will remain low and successful farmers... more »»

Christmas trees jingle Stoevers’ bells

November 26, 2016 By KAREN SCHWALLER MILFORD—Dave and Marcia Stoever said they’re two of the few people they know who have more money after Christmas every year than they do before it. more »»

Pardon me, Mr. President

November 25, 2016 By DARCY DOUGHERTY MAULSBY EARLY — They strut around their little area of the farm with a certain air about them. Nothing ruffles their feathers. more »»


November 25, 2016 Cartoonist Rick Friday's submission for Nov. 25, 2016. more »»

Appeals court rejects lawsuit against Calif. egg law

November 23, 2016 By SUDHIN THANAWALA Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Six states lacked the legal right to challenge a California law that prohibits the sale off eggs from chickens that are not raised in... more »»

Absolute Energy notes 1 billion gallons ethanol

November 21, 2016 ST. ANSGAR (IRFA) — The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association recognized on Tuesday Absolute Energy, an ethanol production facility in St. more »»

Report provides options for organic soybeans

November 20, 2016 URBANA, Ill. (University of Illinois) — Soybeans were planted on nearly 84 million acres in the U.S. in 2016, but only a tiny fraction — less than 1 percent — were grown organically. more »»

Heritage Farm owner puts all crop acres into CRP

November 19, 2016 WOODWARD — For 161 years, there have been crops and livestock on Susan Oviatt’s family farm, based on decisions made as the ag economy dictated. more »»

Ice cream and politics

November 18, 2016 LE MARS — On the surface, Donald Trump’s presidential victory may favor certain areas of farming, which would repay the rural sector for its overwhelming voting bloc. more »»

IALF grants available to help teach ag

November 17, 2016 WEST DES MOINES — The Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation is making mini-grants available to support the integration of agriculture into classroom instruction or after school programs with an... more »»


November 16, 2016 Cartoonist Rick Friday's submission for Nov. 18, 2016. more »»

WASDE: More corn out there than expected

November 15, 2016 URBANA, Ill. (University of Illinois) — The USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates released Nov. 9 reported a significant increase in corn yield for the 2016-17 marketing yea. more »»

Humboldt supervisors give conditional support to livestock facility expansion

November 15, 2016 DAKOTA CITY — The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors voted Monday to recommend the approval of a livestock facility expansion pending the resolution of some waterway issues. more »»

Northey: 10 Iowa specialty crops projects get funding

November 14, 2016 DES MOINES (IDALS) — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey announced Oct. more »»

Goal: Connecting kids with ag

November 13, 2016 SHEFFIELD (RFD-TV) — “Enchanted Acres” farm is more than a pumpkin patch, it is a haven for growth and learning in Sheffield in Franklin County. more »»

Remembering old days

November 12, 2016 SOMERS — It all started out when John Erritt and his grandson planned to do some old-fashioned plowing. According to Erritt, his grandson, Drake, 14, of Callender, likes old tractor. more »»

Can cattle price recover even more?

November 10, 2016 URBANA, Ill. (University of Illinois) — Some say this is the most volatile cattle market ever, according to Purdue University Extension economist Chris Hurt. more »»

Man airlifted after anhydrous exposure

November 9, 2016 WEBSTER CITY — One man was airlifted to a hospital Monday afternoon after being exposed to anhydrous ammonia. The man’s name and the hospital that he was taken to weren’t available Monda. more »»

That's a lot of corn

November 9, 2016 An estimated 4.5 million bushels of corn is piled up at NEW Cooperative in Knierim on Oct. 31. Mike DeLanoit, assistant manager, said it has been an “unbelievable” year for yields. more »»



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