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The Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds caps two years' worth of anticipation with a 10-day party August 3-8. more
As the agriculture industry continues to prepare for a return to live events and farm shows this summer, Farm Progress - the 180-year-old agriculture publisher - says that all signs point to a strong rural economy. more
There are sure to be plenty of smiling faces on Saturday when 4-H’ers from across Scott County make their much-awaited return to the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds. more
Iowa’s commercial horticulture industry contributes $48 million to the state’s economy each year and provides fresh fruits and vegetables to Iowa consumers. Gov. Kim Reynolds recognized the value of this segment of agriculture by designating July 26-30, 2021, as Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Week. more
The federal government will spend $655 million on loans and grants to help launch new meat-processing facilities to help compete with four major corporations that control the market, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced in Council Bluffs July 9. more
The Cedar County Fairgrounds in Tipton is known by its board members and annual fairgoers as the “busiest 40 acres in Cedar County.” When patrons hit the fairgrounds for the 2021 Cedar County Fair July 14-18, they will experience several of the fair’s amenities and shows from new grandstands, and a new combination fair office and concession building will help serve as the hub for the thousands of visitors throughout the week. more
Boasting over 80 acres as one of the largest fairgrounds in Iowa, the Muscatine County Fairgrounds has a proud 169-year history, and there’s no sign the popular rural fair that started just north of the community is ever leaving West Liberty. more
The U.S. Supreme Court has added stress to an already agitated ethanol industry, overturning a 10th Circuit Court decision and voting 6-3 to allow broader biofuels waivers for oil refineries. more
It was a warm, late April day, and the clouds were beginning to build in the western sky north of Long Grove. Rain was coming, and Gene Newell was hustling to finish planting the 35 acres of corn along the lane that stretched to the farm that has been his home for decades. more
Dairy farmers from across the nation gathering near Donahue got tough-love advice to embrace their changing industry, and admit they are being out-marketed by almond, oat and other grain-made beverages. more
Midwest farm experts return to Cinnamon Ridge Dairy Farms June 25 for the fifth annual Expo on the Ridge with 11 a.m. tours, a noon lunch, and a 3 p.m. roundtable discussion on ag issues more
A National Weather Service warning alerts Scott County residents to storms 8 p.m. Friday, June 18 through 3 a.m. Saturday, June 19 in an area that falls across the entire Quad Cities region. more
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