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Soybeans key to healthy eating

The Soyfoods Council reminds you that National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October is the ideal time for dispelling myths and correcting misconceptions about soyfoods. 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

Iowans should prepare for propane needs

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey is encouraging businesses, farmers, rural residents and other Iowans that use propane to consider taking steps to ensure adequate propane supplies this fall and winter. more

Revitalizing Vineyard: Ardon Creek adds winery to rejuvenate 162-year-old farm

Ardon Creek vineyard, winery and tasting room sits on a 162-year-old farm located 15 minutes southwest of Muscatine and five miles north of Letts. It is a family owned and managed operation established by Mike Furlong and his son, Chad Furlong, to fulfill the promise of community and farm revitalization. more

Family barn flavors new condo

Rudy Braun combed dirt floors of his family’s Princeton Township barn earlier this month looking for nails. more

Big dream creates small frye: Family farm roots Iowa lawyer and doctor to Scott County

Susan’s Army already tackled most of the tomato harvest. She’s deployed members to dig sweet potatoes, paint barns and take on all the work involved with her family’s century farm, now transformed into a certified organic farm. more

Chairman of the Board: Scott County farmer champions farm cooperatives

The harvest is in full swing at Sycamore Creek Farm just outside of LeClaire, and as usual, Dan Schurr is meeting himself coming and going dealing with the day-to-day operations of his family’s fourth-generation farm. more

Area firefighters battle grain dryer fire: River Valley Coop elevator remained open in Walcott

Firefighters from Walcott and three neighboring departments spent hours on Oct. 10 fighting a grain bin dryer fire at River Valley Cooperative, 101 S. Main St., Walcott. The fire was reported at … more

Maxwells are environmental leaders

John and Joan Maxwell, and their Cinnamon Ridge Dairy Farm, were one of 81 Iowa farm families presented the Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Award during a ceremony at the Iowa State Fair. Making … 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

River Valley Cooperative announces dividend

River Valley Cooperative recently announced that it has completed another successful year, with sales of $382 million and annual earnings of $5.1 million. The board of directors authorized $1.5 … more

Walton serves on Soybean Association exec committee

Soybean farmers were elected to leadership positions at the September meeting of the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) board of directors. Dave Walton of Wilton is on the executive committee. Others … more
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