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October is National Co-op Month

October 10, 2014 There are various types of businesses that operate as cooperatives, but according to the National Cooperative Business Association they all are owned and democratically controlled by their members... more »»

4-H is about achievement

October 3, 2014 National 4-H Week, which begins Sunday, is a good time to celebrate the enormous contributions 4-H makes to our community and nation. more »»

Beans mean business in Iowa

September 26, 2014 Nobody knows exactly how long humans have cultivated the soybean, but agricultural historians are quite certain its domestication as a crop in China dates back three millennia. more »»

Palo Alto County touts policy

September 19, 2014 On Aug. 19, the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors appeared before the Iowa Environmental Protection Commission. more »»

Ethanol’s future’s launching in Iowa

September 12, 2014 Helping fuel the nation’s vehicles while reducing America’s dependence on imported oil has been a major benefit of the ethanol industry. more »»

Farm Progress Show worth a look

August 22, 2014 It won’t be long before the 2014 incarnation of the Farm Progress Show welcomes a multitude of visitors to the Boone area. This year’s event kicks off Tuesday and will run three days. more »»

Charles Grassley keeps his promise

August 13, 2014 When a politician makes a promise, it’s not uncommon for voters to respond with skepticism. When U.S. Se. more »»

Help celebrate National Farmers Market Week

August 8, 2014 Farmers markets are becoming more common not only in Iowa, but also across the nation. The U.S. more »»

Nothing compares to the Iowa State Fair

July 29, 2014 If you love a parade, plan to be in Des Moines Wednesday evening at 6:15. more »»

Corporate giants help area thrive

July 25, 2014 The economy in Webster County is beginning to boo. more »»

Women play vital role in agriculture

July 18, 2014 For as long as human beings have engaged in the assorted pursuits referred to collectively as agriculture, women have been key players in the success of those undertakings. more »»

Please, attend your county fairs

July 11, 2014 Times change. Even so there are a few constants in life. One is the pleasure provided by the county fairs that continue to be a highlight of summer in the Hawkeye Stat. more »»

A day to celebrate America

July 4, 2014 Whether you spend this Fourth of July picnicking, swimming, boating, enjoying a parade, attending a community celebration, watching a fireworks display or just plain loafing, there should be at leas... more »»

Drive safely: Schools are out

June 27, 2014 Commencement exercises are over and area schools for the most part have closed their doors for summer vacatio. more »»

Century Farms celebrate history

June 20, 2014 It’s more than 180 years since land that is now the state of Iowa was opened for settlers. more »»

Ag trade is bright spot for U.S.

June 13, 2014 The United States buys far more products from abroad than it exports. In 2013, for example the U.S. trade deficit was nearly $475 billion according a report published in May by The Associated Press. more »»

Keep Iowa’s roads safe

June 6, 2014 Spring is a time when slow-moving farm vehicles begin to reappear on roadways dominated by faster-paced traffic. That shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone who lives in farm country. more »»

World Pork Expo is worth a look

May 28, 2014 The 2014 incarnation of the World Pork Expo gets underway in Des Moines Wednesday at the Iowa State Fairgrounds and runs through Friday. more »»

Northey salutes conservation support

May 23, 2014 Iowans concerned about water quality in the Hawkeye State can take pride in the record of the Legislature this year. That’s Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey’s messag. more »»

It’s National Transportation Week

May 16, 2014 National Transportation Week is a celebration of the transportation industry that has taken place each May since it became a permanent event in 1962. more »»



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