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Crickets as snacks?

September 14, 2018 By LAURA CARLSON laura@carlsonwrites. more »»

Grandpa’s Barn anchors changes at CCF

September 7, 2018 By KAREN SCHWALLER kschwaller@evertek. more »»

Ask Sonny:

September 7, 2018 By DARCY DOUGHERTY MAULSBY AMES — Get a roomful of farmers together and it’s not uncommon to hear some differences of opinion on key issues. more »»

Fort Dodge native, former ag secretary Cochran dies

September 7, 2018 By JANE CURTIS and BILL SHEA When Dale Cochran stepped into the role of Iowa’s secretary of agriculture at the start of 1987, he expected new challenge. more »»

World Food Prize recognizes American researcher

September 7, 2018 Wageningen, Netherlands —To the more than 700 persons attending the Sustainable Development Goals Conference at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, the World Food Prize Foundation announced... more »»

Pro Crop Midwest Tour in Iowa:

September 4, 2018 By KAREN SCHWALLER SPENCER —Anticipated crop yields are up, sometimes significantly, this growing season, according to estimates by scouts on the annual Pro Crop Midwest Tour. more »»

Family is dedicated to carry on their heritage

September 4, 2018 By KRISS NELSON DUNCOMBE — The Wakeman family, of Duncombe, recently celebrated their family farm’s long history when they received the Heritage Farm award at the Iowa State Fair. more »»

Big Questions 2019

September 4, 2018 By KRISS NELSON JEFFERSON — Questions surrounding agriculture were answered by state Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig last week during a Big Questions event in Jefferson. more »»

USDA announces details of assistance for farmers

September 4, 2018 WASHINGTON D.C. (USDA)—U.S. more »»

Marketing ahead: choosing the lesser of two evils

September 4, 2018 By KAREN SCHWALLER For the most part, growing the grains is the easy part. The hard part is what comes afterwards; getting it all marketed. more »»

Horsepower in butter:

August 27, 2018 By DARCY DOUGHERTY MAULSBY DES MOINES—It’s hard to imagine a time when John Deere wasn’t a powerhouse in the tractor business. more »»

Take to the sky for making crop management decisions

August 27, 2018 By KRISS NELSON MANSON — Labre Crop Consulting, Inc. more »»

An organic way of farming

August 27, 2018 By KRISS NELSON POLK CITY — In many ways, there are a lot of changes from how Aaron Lehman farms compared to his family when they began farming 149 years ago. more »»

1950s grain elevator in Rockwell City will come down

August 27, 2018 By CHAD THOMPSON ROCKWELL CITY — A grain elevator that was built in the 1950s will be razed this year on the property of Landus Cooperative, 529 Third St. in Rockwell City. more »»

Be on the lookout for a new soybean pest

August 17, 2018 By KRISS NELSON Entomologists at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach have identified and confirmed the presence of the soybean gall midge in 12 counties across the state. more »»

The Way We Live award

August 17, 2018 By KRISS NELSON editor@farm-news. more »»

Two girls with four horses compete at the state fair

August 17, 2018 By KRISS NELSON DES MOINES — Although the fair officially opened Thursday, it was the end for two local teens who participated in with their horses for most of the week. more »»

Albert City Threshermen and Collectors Show

August 17, 2018 Albert City Threshermen and Collectors Show 2018 Show Results The total attendance for the 48th Annual Threshermen & Collectors Show held west of Albert City on August 10, 11, and 12 was 12,162... more »»

Artist at the forge

August 10, 2018 By HANS MADSEN hmadsen@messengernew. more »»



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