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Tornado strikes Calhoun County

By DARCY DOUGHERTY MAULSBY yettergirl@yahoo.com LAKE CITY — One of my least favorite parts of being a journalist is having to cover disasters, especially when they impact friends. After a tornado ripped through Lake City in the late afternoon of July 14, it struck Ron and Joan Buse’s ...

‘A rough start to crops’

By KRISS NELSON editor@farm-news.com The July World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) numbers from USDA were released last week. Todd Hultman, DTN lead analyst said typically the July report brings minor tweaks to USDA estimates. “It is early in the season to take in ...

A challenging Pocahontas County Fair

By KRISS NELSON editor@farm-news.co POCAHONTAS — The Pocahontas County Fair, which began Wednesday and runs through Monday, tests a variety of skills and talents for 4-H and FFA members entering their projects. But, there is one particular challenge offered by a Pocahontas County family ...

Conserving Ag’s Future Together

By KRISS NELSON editor@farm-news.com Bringing a wide variety of up-to-date issues surrounding the world of agriculture today will be focus of an upcoming Iowa Women in Agriculture conference. “Conserving Ag’s Future Together” is the theme of the conference scheduled for Thursday, ...

A day at the show

By KRISS NELSON editor@messengernews.net EMMETSBURG — The Farm News Ag Show held Wednesday at the Palo Alto County Fairgrounds in Emmetsburg gave producers and agri-business professionals an opportunity to network with one another — a chance many have not had in over a year. Forty ...

MaxYield Cooperative’s members approve merger with NEW Cooperative, Inc.

WEST BEND —The members of MaxYield Cooperative, headquartered in West Bend, Iowa, have approved the merger proposal with Fort Dodge, Iowa-based NEW Cooperative, Inc. The merger will become effective August 1, 2021. “We are pleased to report the MaxYield membership has voted in favor of ...

New law aims to assist small meat lockers

By KRISS NELSON editor@messengernews.net House File 857, the butchery innovation and revitalization fund and program bill, was signed into law by Gov. Kim Reynolds last month. This law will assist local meat packers with not only opportunities to qualify for grants, it will also increase ...

Facility upgrades are crucial

By KRISS NELSON editor@farm-news.com KANAWHA – Iowa State University’s research farms have been providing essential, up-to-date information to producers not only in our state but around the world. It is important the facilities at the research farms stay up-to-date and modern as well ...

A bullish acreage and grain stocks report

By KRISS NELSON editor@farm-news.com June 30, USDA released their annual acreage report and a quarterly grain stocks report. Historically, these reports have been known to be market movers and the markets responded positively that day. “These are two very big, important reports in the ...

Farm News Ag Show planned for June 30

By KRISS NELSON editor@farm-news.com The Farm News Ag Show is slated for June 30, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Palo Alto County Fairgrounds in Emmetsburg. There will be both indoor and outdoor vendors featuring a wide array of agricultural products. Food will also be available with food ...