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Pipeline woes continue

October 20, 2016 ROCKWELL CITY — Landowners fed up with pipeline construction crews turned to the Calhoun County Board of Supervisors for help Tuesday, claiming the workers are damaging their land. more »»

ARC, CO payments heading for farmers

October 20, 2016 (ISU Extension) — Final data on 2015 county level yields was recently released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency. more »»

Prospects for more corn use for ethanol

October 19, 2016 URBANA, Ill. (University of Illinois) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture will release a new forecast of the size of the 2016 U.S. corn harvest on Oct. more »»

IPA, IEC name new executive director

October 19, 2016 URBANDALE (Iowa Egg Council) — After a nationwide search, the Iowa Poultry Association and Iowa Egg Council have hired Kevin Stiles as executive director, an agriculture industry veteran, to lead... more »»

Renner elected to the Iowa Soybean Association director board

October 19, 2016 ANKENY — Brent Renner, of Klemme, was elected as an at large director of the Iowa Soybean Association Board and will help shape policy and invest checkoff dollars to improve the competitiveness of... more »»

Northey: Orchards, pumpkin patches worth visits

October 18, 2016 DES MOINES (IDALS) — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today encouraged Iowans to get out and enjoy Iowa apples, pumpkins and other fall produce by visiting one of the many farms that sell... more »»

30 Days of Thanks helps Evertek give back

October 17, 2016 EVERLY (Evertek) — Experience is a great teacher in many areas of life and rural communications is no different. more »»

Farm includes original land grant acres

October 16, 2016 MOVILLE — Dr. more »»

BIVI plant to be sold to Elanco

October 15, 2016 FORT?DODGE —A subsidiary of pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and Co. plans to buy the Fort Dodge facility of Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. more »»

Landowner fumes over pipeline work in soggy field conditions

October 14, 2016 FORT DODGE — Nancy Phillips visited her 80-acre row crop field she rents in Calhoun County and was angry over what she saw. more »»

IT'S FRIDAY

October 14, 2016 Cartoonist Rick Friday's submission for Oct. 21. more »»

Understanding EPA’s new antibiotic rules for 2017

October 14, 2016 New Food and Drug Administration rules mandate that feed and water antibiotic used for livestock after Jan. 1, 2017 will require veterinarian oversight. more »»

CommStock Investments adds commodity broker

October 14, 2016 ROYAL — CommStock Investments, based in Royal, has added another commodity broker, Michael “Mit” Goblirsch, to its team of experts. more »»

Girl, 12, rescued from grain by Calhoun responders

October 13, 2016 By BILL SHEA bshea@messengernews.net ROCKWELL CITY — A girl who was buried up to her neck in a grain hopper trailer was successfully rescued Sunday night in Calhoun County. more »»

Iowa farm worker falls inside silo, dies

October 13, 2016 Iowa farm worker falls inside silo, dies FOREST CITY (AP) — An Iowa farm worker died this week after falling roughly 30 feet inside a silo. more »»

Iowa Corn launches E15 campaign

October 12, 2016 JOHNSTON — Iowa Corn launched Sept. 15 a new communications campaign to educate consumers about E-15, a higher-octane fuel made from 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasolin. more »»

Biodiesel from sugarcane may be next gen fuel

October 11, 2016 URBANA, Ill. (University of Illinois) — America’s oil consumption far exceeds that of every other country in the world. What’s more, it’s unsustainable. more »»

A new farm bill by 2018?

October 10, 2016 FORT?DODGE — U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley is anticipating action on a new farm bill when spring 2017 arrive. more »»

4-H’er: You should join, ‘it’s awesome’

October 9, 2016 SPENCER — 4-H means a lot to Laci Seymour, of Spencer, but it especially means “fun.” Seymour is a member of the Lincoln Lions 4-H Club, of Greenville. more »»

4-H Week

October 8, 2016 ANTHON — Young and excited voices were everywhere on Oct. 3 as community youngsters gathered for the first-ever 4-H Fun Day held at the Anthon Community Cente. more »»

 
 

 

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