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Annie’s Project series set for April-May

March 15, 2017 SHELDON — Iowa State University Extension is now accepting registrants for Annie’s Project, a program focused on empowering women in agriculture, to be held in Sheldon during April and May. more »»

10th Annual North Iowa Tractor Ride announced

March 14, 2017 BOONE — The 10th Annual North Iowa Tractor Ride and gathering is set for July 27-29 in Boone. The ride, anticipating about 200 tractors, will kick off at 7:20 a.m. more »»

Earns Early Career Award

March 14, 2017 AMES — Sam Harper of Pro-Crop Farm Management and Realty, was recognized as the Early Career Award recipient during the The Iowa Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers... more »»

Calibration key when applying manure

March 13, 2017 AMES — Liquid manure application in Iowa typically happens in spring and fall each year. more »»

Search begins for Iowa’s best burger

March 12, 2017 AMES — Iowa’s cattle producers are asking their fellow Iowans to help find Iowa’s Best Burger in 2017. more »»

MCED annual conference set

March 12, 2017 SOUTH SIOUX CITY — The 14th annual Midstates Community and Economic Development Conference is set from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. more »»

ISU backs plan to give up energy research center

March 11, 2017 IOWA CITY — Iowa State University is backing a plan to transfer control of the state’s top energy research center to Gov. more »»

Are corn, bean ending stocks improving?

March 10, 2017 URBANA, Ill. (University of Illinois) — USDA’s release of the Quarterly Grain Stocks report on March 31 will provide an estimate of corn stocks in storage as of March 1. more »»


March 10, 2017 Cartoonist Rick Friday's submission for March 10, 2017. more »»

Webster-Calhoun CTA sets annual meeting

March 10, 2017 GOWRIE — Webster-Calhoun Cooperative Telephone Association set its annual meeting to start at 7 p.m. March 14 at Southeast Valley High School Gymnasium located in Gowrie. more »»

Storms whip through area

March 9, 2017 By CHAD THOMPSON, JOE SUTTER and BILL SHEA editor@messengernews. more »»

Hazmat responds to bin

March 8, 2017 BREDA — Corn that spilled out of a collapsed 90,000 bushel grain bin shut off power on March 1 forced the closure of a major road and ruptured a 2,000-gallon propane tank in Breda, according to Cap. more »»

EPA: Iowa DNR violated clean water rules

March 8, 2017 DES MOINES — The U.S. more »»

EPA: Iowa DNR violated clean water rules

March 8, 2017 DES MOINES — The U.S. more »»

Just saying, ‘Thank you’

March 3, 2017 SHEFFIELD — Sukup Manufacturing and GoServ Global were both honored Monday for their work in supplying shelter for residents in Haiti. more »»


March 3, 2017 Cartoonist Rick Friday's submission for March 3, 2017. more »»

Hog prices outperform expectations

March 2, 2017 URBANA, Ill. (University of illinois) — The pork industry outlook has experienced a major shift to the upside. Pork producers are pleased to see 2017 hog prices higher than expected. more »»

Northey urges applying for Century, Heritage awards

March 1, 2017 DES MOINES — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey is urging eligible Iowa farm owners to apply for the 2017 Century and Heritage Farm progra. more »»

More than toys, they’re heirlooms

March 1, 2017 It was 20 years ago they say, Albert Schulz taught the toys to play. They’ve been going in and out of style, But they’re guaranteed to raise a smile. more »»

Artistic expression results in family-owned winery

February 25, 2017 ALGONA — There’s more to a winery than grapes. “You have to be multifaceted,” said Mary Haverkamp, a Kossuth County vineyard and winery owner. more »»



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