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Show us your favorite tractor winner announced

By KRISS NELSON editor@farm-news.com The winner of the Farm News “Show Us Your Tractor” contest is Dr. Darwin Schossow with the submission of his 1929 Farmall Regular. Schossow, is from West Des Moines and is Medical Director for Emergency Medical Services in Pocahontas County and ...

Uncertainty in the grain markets

By KRISS NELSON editor@farm-news.com Corn and soybean markets have surged to prices not seen in several years, but should producers be getting comfortable with those numbers? It is nothing unusual to see volatility in the markets just as when markets dropped significantly earlier this ...

World Pork Expo returns

By KRISS NELSON editor@farm-news.com The World Pork Expo is back after a two year hiatus. In 2019, the event was cancelled for precautionary reasons to keep African Swine Fever out of the United States, and 2020 the show was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, the ...

Great Scots

By DARCY DOUGHERTY MAULSBY yettergirl@yahoo.com It all started so simply. When Stephanie Wisdom saw a photo online of a person holding a Scottish Highland calf, she showed the picture to her boyfriend, Jonathan Wetter. “That calf was so cute,” Wisdom said. “It was easy to see why ...

‘It has been a rollercoaster of a spring’

By KRISS NELSON editor@farm-news.com The 2021 spring planting season is close to coming to an end with little snafu. “Overall, I am extremely happy with how planting progress occurred this spring,” said Angie Rieck-Hinz, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach field agronomist. ...

Tips on sprayer tips

By KRISS NELSON editor@farm-news.com Proper application of a herbicide or pesticide, fungicide starts with the sprayer tip. Robert Varland, in parts and sales at Ag Solutions Group in Fort Dodge said the days where one or two different spray tips was all an applicator used are in the ...

Breaking new ground

By ANNE BLANKENSHIP ablankenship@freemanjournal.net A groundbreaking was held last Wednesday morning for the new location of KC Nielsen Ltd., an authorized John Deere dealership. Webster City and Hamilton County officials, along with members of the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce ...

Art in the round

By DARCY DOUGHERTY MAULSBY yettergirl@yahoo.com LAKE CITY – It seemed like a simple plan. Diane Sommerfeld wanted to reconfigure a small, metal grain bin into a playhouse for her grandchildren. She planned to add some stairs and a loft, possibly a window or two, and call it ...

Cattle producers are BEEFED over “Meat Out Day”

By KRISS NELSON editor@farm-news.com Colorado Gov. Jared Polis’ proclamation of a “Meat Out Day,” where he encouraged people to go a day without consuming meat was an announcement that was heard throughout the U.S. livestock industry that ultimately backfired on Polis. As a response ...

Demand for corn and soybeans remains high

By KRISS NELSON editor@farm-news.com One of the last USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) reports that focuses on old crop numbers was released April 9 – a report that typically doesn’t garner much attention from the market. Todd Hultman, DTN lead analyst said ...