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Farm News Ag Show is cancelled

With Governor Reynolds announcing enhanced public health measures, we are canceling the 2020 Farm News Ag Show that was scheduled for Dec. 9-10. We feel strongly about the public's safety and we understand the need to limit gatherings. Although disappointed we won't see the vendors and attendees this year, we are already gearing up for the best show ever in 2021.

Columns

Farm Cooks

Blue ribbon baked beans

By ANDREW WEIDMAN Grit Magazine Some dishes are seasonal, like cool salads and sandwiches during summer and warm, hearty roasts and casseroles for winter. Baked beans have no season, because they need none. They’re just as welcome at summer barbecues as they are at winter socials. Baked ...

Editorials

Barns symbolize Iowa’s farm heritage

Iowa’s rural landscape has changed drastically as farming has become less labor intensive in the last century. There was time when the countryside was filled with the assorted buildings needed in the farm economy. Today’s larger farmers have far fewer structures. If there is one ...