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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 »»

Prestage impacting NC Iowa

February 24, 2017 WRIGHT COUNTY — Plans for Prestage Foods of Iowa to build its $250 million pork processing plant five miles south of Eagle Grove off Iowa Highway 17 have already caused a ripple effect across... more »»


February 24, 2017 Cartoonist Rick Friday's submission for Feb. 24, 2017. more »»

Outlook: Less corn in 2017?

February 23, 2017 URBANA, Ill. (University of Illinois) — The time of year to develop corn balance sheet projections for the upcoming crop year is upon us. more »»

FFA WEEK: Charlson a strong advocate for FFA

February 20, 2017 By CLAYTON RYE CLARION — Angie Charlson’s journey as an ag teacher and FFA advisor began when her home school in Dows did not offer a program in ag educatio. more »»

FFA WEEK: Enough to feed 19,000 people

February 19, 2017 MANSON — The Manson Northwest Webster FFA chapter works hard each year on several community service projects. Most recently, one of those projects included helping to feed more than 19,000 peopl. more »»

What’s needed for healthy soils?

February 18, 2017 SPIRIT LAKE — Farmers have learned over time that they farm “by the seed and not by the acre. more »»

State, federally funded cover crop acres increase 22 percent

February 18, 2017 DES MOINES (NRCS) — Iowa farmers planted about 64,000 more cover crop acres funded through state and federal incentives in the fall of 2015 compared to fall 2014 – a 22 percent increase. more »»

Grocery grabbing

February 17, 2017 MASON CITY — For the shoppers at Hy-Vee West in Mason City, the morning of Feb. 7 was not a typical day when 23 three-person teams representing area businesses met at 8 a.m. more »»



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