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Good news for ethanol industry

A promise to Iowa's ethanol producers made by President Donald Trump is about to be kept.For some years, the Environmental Protection Agency has banned the sale of gasoline with a blend of 15 percent ethanol E15 during the summer. This regulatory rule was based on the claim that this ...

Humboldt owes much to the Nielsens

Anyone working up a sweat in the new Humboldt Recreation Center is making good use of what's perhaps the biggest gift that community has ever received.The Ken and Marilyn Nielsen family paid for the multi-million dollar facility and then gave it to the city of Humboldt.''There's no way the city ...

Keeping Iowa’s hogs safe

Hogs raised in Iowa account for more than 30 percent of U.S. hog production. Iowa ranks as the nation's top hog-producing state. It's also the top state for pork exports. Those sales abroad are estimated to exceed $1 billion annually.The pork industry is vitally important to Iowa's continued ...

Farm News reaches a milestone

Agriculture is at the heart of Iowa's economy. For nearly a quarter century, Farm News has had a straightforward mission. Each Friday, this newspaper brings to its readers the latest information and opinion about a wide range of topics pertinent to farmers, agricultural businesses and anyone ...

Letters from Readers

To the editor:In response to Larry Ginter's letter in the February 22 paper, I have some personal understandings and some facts that completely obliterate his rambling thoughts. One observation is that he has a deep concern for human rights. I applaud that, but I wonder, is the murder of an ...

Help celebrate National Ag Day

After an at times trying winter, spring is about to arrive.As another growing season approaches, Thursday has been set as National Ag Day by the Agriculture Council of America. The council designates the week within which it falls as National Ag Week. This important time to celebrate ...

Letters from Readers

To the editor:In the 22nd February issue of Farm News, I was taken to the woodshed by an old-time Democrat, Martin Kramer who has refused to join today's Democrat Party and still thinks, unfortunately, this is the party of FDR, HST, JFK and LBJ. You, Mr. Martin are deluding yourself with the ...

Letters from Readers

To the editor:I tend to agree with Larry Ginter that one must vote for the person, not the party (Feb. 2 Farm News letters). But he proves himself to be the authoritarian in calling for universal healthcare. How does he intend for us to pay for it without an authoritarian government; bake ...

Is your family eligible

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig is encouraging eligible farm owners to apply for the 2019 Century and Heritage Farm Program. The program is sponsored by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation and recognizes families that have owned ...

Good news for soybean growers

Most years Iowa is a national leader in soybean production. It usually ranks at the top or is a close second. The sale of soybeans grown in Iowa to foreign clients is a major positive contribution by our state to the U.S. trade picture. In recent years, a major portion of the Hawkeye State's ...