Ernst Talks Bird Flu and TPA

Senator Joni Ernst made a stop in Sioux Center on Saturday to talk Avian Influenza with those impacted and also talks about the Senate vote to pass Trade Promotion Authority.

Farm Setting

Farmer Demographics & Transitioning To The Next Generation

Dr. Sidney Goss discusses the demographics of Northwest Iowa farmers and the challenge of transitioning a business to the next generation.


Focus On Youth In Agriculture-Wirtz

This week features Carson Wirtz of the Hawkeye FFA Chapter at West Bend-Mallard High School.


Bird Flu Causes Officials to Cancel All Live Bird Exhibitions

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship announced an order to cancel all live bird exhibitions…

Anne Steckel

Biodiesel: Tax Incentives & RFS

Anne Steckel of the National Biodiesel Board talks about how the expiration of the tax incentives and the delayed RFS volume requirements has impacted the biodiesel industry.

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Beef-Eating Teams Donate $626 To Food For Life

Spencer, IA: (May 20, 2015) – Eleven teams competed in the beef eating contest at the Business After Hours social…

Tom Buis

E-15, RFS Timeline & Perception of Renewables in D.C.

Tom Buis of Growth Energy talks about the growth of E-15, the EPA's RFS timeline and how renewable fuels are viewed in Washington D.C.

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Farm Service Agency Update

This week Lisa Forburger of the Palo Alto County FSA office talks about the primary nesting season for CRP, certification of acres and holiday office hours.


Study: Bird Flu Economic Impact Above $300M in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A new study estimates bird flu has cost Minnesota poultry producers at least $113 million, with losses…

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WTO Rejects U.S. Appeal On Meat Labelling

Spencer, IA: (May 18, 2015) –The World Trade Organization (WTO) has rejected a final appeal by the United States, deciding…

rembrandt foods

Minnesota Egg-Layer Hit With Bird Flu

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — One of the nation’s largest egg producers says it will destroy 2 million egg-laying hens in Minnesota…

Farm Setting

Minnesota Governor Not Yet On Board With Buffer Strip Plan

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Governor Mark Dayton isn’t ready to back a compromise plan requiring buffer zones between farmland…


Focus On Youth In Agriculture-McClain

This week features Ben McClain of the Clay Central-Everly FFA Chapter, who in April won the honor of Iowa's top FFA Creed Speaker.

Minnesota State Fair

Minnesota State Fair Cancels Poultry Shows Due to Bird Flu

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — All poultry shows have been canceled at the Minnesota State Fair and county fairs across…

Ogallala Aquifer

USDA Commits Funds To Aid Water Conservation

Spencer, IA: (May 15, 2015) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Thursday that it will provide $6.5 million in…

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Iowa Egg Producer Idles 231 Workers

Spencer, IA: (May 14, 2015) – Rembrandt Foods on Thursday said 231 employees will be laid off at its Rembrandt,…

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Iowa Farmland Rental Rates Drop

Spencer, IA: (May 14, 2015) – Iowa farmland rental rates have dropped five percent from last year, according to the…

Sen. Grassley

Grassley Urges USDA To Commit Additional Personnel To Bird Flu Cleanup

Spencer, IA: (May 12, 2015) – Iowa Senator Charles Grassley wants the USDA to step it up a notch in…

Egg layers

Nebraska Landfill Rejects Bird Carcasses from Iowa

JACKSON, Neb. (AP) A northeast Nebraska landfill has declined to accept poultry from northwest Iowa killed due to the bird…

Fert Spreader

Officials Defend Hiring Practices at Iowa Fertilizer Plant

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Officials overseeing construction of a $1.8 billion fertilizer plant in southeast Iowa are defending their hiring…