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Iowa’s farms are almost entirely family owned

March 19, 2017 JOHNSTON (ICPB) — There is a popular myth out there that today’s modern food production system is being run by corporations or industrialized agriculture. more »»

Talking pork, both here and abroad

March 17, 2017 FORT DODGE — Building relationships with foreign marketers and establishing trust was the essence of a South Korea trade mission in February attended by Gregg Hora, president of the Webster County... more »»


March 17, 2017 Cartoonist Rick Friday's submission for March 17, 2017. more »»

Ag Ed Day set in Emmetsburg

March 16, 2017 EMMETSBURG — Kossuth/Palo Alto County Economic Development Corp., along with the ag committee and area ag-related businesses, are hosting the annual Ag Education Day on 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. more »»

Hot commodity

March 15, 2017 GRAETTINGER — A train derailment and subsequent fire early Friday morning have federal investigators descending on Palo Alto County to figure out the cause. more »»

Lawmakers to DMWW: ‘You’re done’

March 15, 2017 DES MOINES — For years a utility that supplies drinking water to Iowa’s capital city has spent millions of dollars to rid its water supply of pollutants that run off farm fields upstream. more »»

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 »»

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 »»

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 »»



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