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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
The old red dairy barn along St. Ann’s Road in rural Scott County, just east of Highway 61, is on its last leg. more
Columbus Junction, a small Iowa town in Louisa County with a population less than 2,000, was rocked in 2008 as water from the Iowa and Cedar rivers rose from their banks and flooded the city. As the floodwater receded, the damage caused was unprecedented. The excess moisture also caused a surge of gnats, which would lead to the invention of a product that would gain national notoriety. more
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
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
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
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host multiple farmland leasing meetings during July and August at various times and locations throughout Iowa. The meeting in this area will be Wednesday, Aug. 1 from 1-4 p.m. at the Clinton County Extension Office in DeWitt. more
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
Read NSP Editor Scott Campbell's daily diary as he tours the 4-H and FFA exhibits! more
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
It hit me on the drive to the fairgrounds. more
I wouldn’t have missed it for the world. more
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