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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

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

BLOWING IN THE WIND – ISU report: Wind turbines are beneficial for crops

Iowa State University researchers have found that wind turbines located in agricultural fields are a plus for the crops growing around them. The overall effects on crops growing in wind farms … more

Addison adds her name to list of Golinghorst royalty

Farms are often passed down from generation to generation. Just like in royal families, acres and acres of fertile soil, barns and buildings, and longtime homes become both the blessing and the responsibility of the offspring of those who went before. more

Funded for the Future: Wilton ag program earns $70,000 in grant funding

Durant and Wilton students have a unique opportunity to work between a greenhouse, 30 acres of farmland, a hog barn and sheep barn — all located in Wilton. Both schools are under the direction of Gary Bruns, who began his second round of teaching at Wilton High School this school year. more

Gathering with the green: Deere addicts from around the world find fix in QC

For more than 70 years, cream-colored paint remained sealed in the can Don Dufner brought to the Gathering of the Green. more

Climbing the charts: Cinnamon Ridge Dairy is top Jersey herd producer

It’s taken nearly 41 years, but like a fine wine that complements the tasty cheese they make, the aging process is almost complete at Cinnamon Ridge Dairy north of Donahue. more

Tariff talk dominates ag summit: Presidential tweets a new risk factor for Iowa producers

Ag producers already facing price volatility, new water quality initiatives and the usual vagaries of weather, now face another complicating factor: Presidential tweets. more

Snow foolin’ – Area crews battle 8-10 inches of wet, white stuff

A thick though uneven blanket of snow dropped a winter wonderland on spring’s first days with a thunder blizzard that set no records, but gave farm fields a welcome dose of moisture. more

State group plans meeting in Davenport for women who own or manage farmland

Women in the Quad Cities area who own or manage farmland are invited to a conservation discussion focused on soil health on Wednesday, April 11 at the River Music Experience, 129 Main St, Davenport. more

March 22 hearing for Dittmers’16th hog farm

Tom and Joni Dittmer plan to create their 16th hog farm, according to an application under review this week by the Scott County Board of Supervisors. more

New Ag Secretary to headline area Summit – Naig will be join expert panel March 22 at Cinnamon Ridge event

Iowa has a new Secretary of Agriculture, and one of his first public appearances in eastern Iowa will be at the fourth annual Ag Summit hosted by Donahue dairy farmer John Maxwell. more
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