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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Questions About Bird Flu?

Iowa Sec. of Agriculture Bill Northey talks about Avian Influenza: website resources, disposal of birds, how long buildings will be empty and the mental stress on those impacted.

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Strong Demand For College Graduates In Ag-Related Fields

Spencer, IA: (May 12, 2015) – A new employment report says the demand for recent college graduates with a degree…

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Southern Cattle Herds Begin To Rebuild

Spencer, IA: (May 11, 2015) – For the first time in nearly a decade, ranchers in the heart of cattle…

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Oregon Woman Wins Monsanto’s “Mom of the Year” Contest

Spencer, IA: (May 11, 2015) – An Oregon woman is the 2015 America’s Farmers Mom of the Year. Shelly Boshart…

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ISU Extension Update

May 08, 2015: Dickinson County Extension Director Karen Byers visits about summer camp opportunities for youth.

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Focus On Youth In Agriculture-McCarty

Josie McCarty of the Clay Central-Everly FFA Chpater talks about earning top Ag Sales honors at this year's FFA Leadership Conference.

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American Farm Bureau Hot Topics

Bob Stallman is President of the AFBF and talks about WOTUS, the Estate Tax, immigration and trade.

Bird Flu 1240

Bird Flu Expands To 2 More Iowa Farms

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa agriculture officials say two additional commercial poultry farms show signs of the presence of…

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Minnesota Reports 2 New Presumptive Bird Flu Cases

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Board of Animal Health says two more Minnesota turkey flocks have tested presumptive…

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Six More Probable Cases Of Bird Flu In Northwest Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa agriculture officials say five additional commercial chicken farms show signs of the presence of…

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Minnesota Governor Pushes Clean Water Plan

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton isn’t shying away from a fight to clean up Minnesota’s water. The…

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Iowa Bird Flu Cases Increase By Three To 28

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa agriculture officials say three additional Iowa poultry farms show signs of the presence of…

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Renewable Fuels Association Update

Bob Dineen of RFA talks about the challenges renewable fuels face in Washington D.C., petroleum subsidies and the RFS.

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Climatologist Says Corn Production Potential Is High This Year

Iowa State University Extension Climatologist Dr. Elwynn Taylor visits with KICD Farm Director Dan Skelton about May weather and corn…

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Bird Flu Virus Found In 4 More Iowa Poultry Operations

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Officials say the bird flu virus has been found in four more locations in Iowa,…