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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 »»

ILF webinar to dig into earthworms, soil health

November 9, 2016 AMES — The common nightcrawler is a deep-burrowing worm species that is found in many Iowa crop fields. more »»


November 9, 2016 Cartoonist Rick Friday's submission for Nov. 11, 2016. more »»

Eight arrested in Calhoun protest

November 7, 2016 By HANS MADSEN CALHOUN COUNTY — Eight protesters opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline were arrested Saturday afternoon in rural Calhoun County. more »»

Humboldt County revisits livestock facility proposal

November 7, 2016 DAKOTA CITY — A proposed livestock facility came before the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors for the second time on Monda. more »»

Seeing is believing

November 4, 2016 RADCLIFFE — Big. It’s the one word that kept coming up again as representatives of the Japanese feed industry toured various farms and feed mills in north-central Iowa recently. more »»

Mexican importers looking for new business

November 4, 2016 By LARRY KERSHNER ELLSWORTH/AMES — They came. They looked about. They left business cards. more »»


November 4, 2016 Cartoonist Rick Friday's submission for Nov. 4, 2016. more »»

IDALS: Delay applying NH3 a while

November 3, 2016 DES MOINES (IDALS) — Farmers are reminded to wait until soil temperatures remain below 50 degrees before applying anhydrous ammonia fertilizer this fall. more »»

2016 Farm News Ag Show set

November 3, 2016 FORT DODGE — Farm News is hosting its 15th annual ag show from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 30 and from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Iowa Central Community College East Campus, 2031 Quail Av. more »»

Large U.S. row crop yields pressure foreign markets

November 2, 2016 URBANA, Ill. (University of Illinois) — Corn and soybean harvest future prices moved higher after the release of the U.S. more »»

New water quality project starts for North Raccoon

November 1, 2016 REMBRANDT (IDALS) – Across Iowa, rural and urban partners continue working together toward improved water quality, watershed by watershe. more »»

Bouton producers farrow in round, mid-1930s structure

October 29, 2016 By LARRY KERSHNER BOUTON — In one of the more interesting hog facilities in Iowa, a Dallas County family farrows eight sows at a time in a round barn. more »»

Return harvest

October 28, 2016 SOMERS — A three-day stay in Webster County last week was, for two Swedish farmers, a bit of a homecomin. more »»



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