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Ethanol may spur 2017 corn market

January 12, 2017 URBANA, Ill. (University of Illinois) — The U.S. ethanol industry ended 2016 on a high note. Ethanol production for the week ending Dec. 30 set a new ethanol production record with an average of 1. more »»

Elanco moves closer to BIVI deal

January 11, 2017 FORT?DODGE — The deal that will result in a new owner for a major veterinary medicine research and manufacturing site on the northwest side of Fort Dodge is advancing. Elanco U.S. Inc. more »»


January 6, 2017 Cartoonist Rick Friday's submission for Jan. 6, 2017. more »»

DTN: Farmers see a brighter 2017 lies ahead

January 5, 2017 OMAHA (DTN) — Farmers have put tremendous hope in the new presidential administration to make their lives better, despite expectations of continued low commodity prices, relatively high production... more »»

Farm boy heads for other pastures

January 5, 2017 CLARION — As of Dec. 31, 2016, Bruce Voigts is no longer Wright and Hamilton counties’ “go to” guy for watershed improvement practices. more »»

Budget patch averts national farm loan crisis

January 4, 2017 WICHITA, Kan. — U.S. more »»

Boone River gets more funding

January 3, 2017 CLARION — In order to make $1.89 million in improved water quality projects within the Boone River Watershed, the project area was approved in mid-December for $1 million in cost-share funding. more »»

SowBridge set for ninth year of programming

January 3, 2017 AMES — The distance education program, SowBridge, begins its ninth year Feb. more »»

PorkBridge series returns for 11th year

January 2, 2017 AMES — The 11th year of the distance education series, PorkBridge, begins Feb. 2, 2017. This low-tech program features timely topics presented by recognized industry experts. more »»

Post-pipeline; what now?

December 31, 2016 The Dakota Access Pipeline has encouraged several phone calls to the Extension office for advice on how to help the land recover after the project is complete. more »»

Energy grid is being enhanced

December 30, 2016 A new high-voltage transmission line that will result in a smarter and more reliable energy grid in an area that includes Webster County has been successfully installed by MidAmerican Energy Co. more »»


December 30, 2016 Cartoonist Rick Friday's submission for Dec. 30, 2016. more »»

Clean Lines withdraws power line project filing

December 29, 2016 DES MOINES (AP) — Clean Line Energy Partners is withdrawing its Iowa application to build a power transmission line across part of the state as it awaits resolution of an Illinois court challenge. more »»

Four states’ FFA chapters receive $133,260 in contributions

December 28, 2016 DES MOINES — Titan International announced Monday that a total of $133,260 was raised for various regional FFA chapters over the course of 2016 through special event tire auctions. more »»

ISU judging coach has dream job

December 26, 2016 By KELSEY SANDS Iowa Pork Industry Center AMES (IPIC) — New livestock judging coach Chris Cassady said it’s a dream come true to be working in the animal science department at Iowa State University. more »»

1973: The year wind energy saved Christmas

December 24, 2016 SIOUX CITY — A festive Christmas without a downtown’s traditional glittering lights may have been an invitation to Scrooge rather than Santa. more »»

O, Christmas Tree!

December 23, 2016 STORY CITY — For a select group of small Iowa towns, it just wouldn’t be Christmas without a lighted tree downtown — right in the middle in the street. more »»


December 23, 2016 Cartoonist Rick Friday's submission for Dec. 23, 2016. more »»

Judge hears landowners’ challenge to Dakota Access pipeline

December 22, 2016 By JOE SUTTER and THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DES MOINES — A group of Iowa landowners forced to allow a Texas oil company to put a crude oil pipeline under their farmland is asking the state courts to... more »»

Small farming webinar series set

December 22, 2016 URBANA, Ill. (University of Illinois) — Even in the dead of winter, growers can learn to raise strawberries, microgreens and cut flowers. more »»



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