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Kwik Trip and Iowa 80 Truckstop receive renewable fuel awards

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey announced that Kwik Trip, Inc. and the Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott are the 2018 winners of the Secretary’s Ethanol and Biodiesel Marketing Awards. more

4-H, F.F.A schedules

The schedule of Mississippi Valley Fair 4-H and F.F.A. exhibits and projects: • Wednesday, July 26: Keppy Hall, photography exhibits judged, 4-7 p.m. • Thursday, July 27: 4-H Fashion Review … more

Dan Schurr elected chairman of CHS board of directors

Dan Schurr has been elected chairman of the CHS board of directors. CHS is one of the world’s largest global agribusinesses owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States. … more

Holst, Farm Bureau leaders deliver Ag message to Washington

The timing couldn’t have been better for 43 Iowa Farm Bureau leaders as they made their annual trek to Washington, D.C. last month. more

County supervisors approve Dittmers’ 16th hog farm

Scott County supervisors approved Tom and Joni Dittmer’s 16th hog farm, a two-barn operation at 26413 75th Ave., in Section 32 of Allens Grove Township. more

Farmers have help fighting through stress

2017 has been a challenging year for farmers and 2018 may be similar. Crop profit margins are tight once again, as more farms face cash flow and working capital constraints. more

Eldridge farm family honored

The Kevin and Jessica Holst family of Eldridge was presented the Way We Live Award at the Iowa State Fair on Aug. 11. The award recognizes Iowa families for their hard work and love of farming. Six … more

ISU Extension plans farmland leasing meetings

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Scott County is hosting a farmland leasing meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 15. The annual meeting is offered to address questions that landowners, tenants … more

County juggles farm-to-market roads: Changes intended to seek funds to pave more rural roads

For the first time since 2003, Scott County supervisors this week are considering removing 13 miles of county roads from the state’s farm-to-market designation in order to add 9 miles of new farm-to-market roads targeted for resurfacing, including – one day – an unpaved stretch of Allens Grove Road. more

Remembering days gone by: No Show/Hog Show

For years the Spring Market Hog Show and Baking with Lard Contest, held at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, attracted exhibitors from throughout eastern Iowa. more

Shorthorn shines at State Fair

Collin Henzen-DeCap, a sophomore at North Scott High School, showed the Champion Shorthorn Plus Market Steer during the 4-H Parade of Champions at the Iowa State Fair. more

Late harvest is a fooler: Yields better than cool, dry August might suggest

Wary Scott County farmers say their cautious harvest expectations are falling to yields far better than anticipated and prices that, so far, are holding up. more
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