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Nitrate-heavy water flowing through tiles in Mike Paustian’s Walcott cornfields pauses just long enough for rich organic soil microbes to literally gobble up any threat. more
Working alongside our public and private partners, the Iowa Department of Agriculture has achieved some important conservation milestones in 2021. more
Scott County Soil & Water Conservation District is selling Bare Root Tree Seedlings, Native Prairie Plants and Deer/Rabbit Repellant.    more
It is a new year, and the Farm Service Agency needs your help. We are facing a tight deadline to complete the annual sign-up for the Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Program. Staff will be working with hundreds of farm operators over the course of next few months prior to the March 15, 2022 deadline. more
 River Valley Cooperative and Eastern Iowa Propane & Petro, LTD, announced Monday that they had signed a purchase agreement. River Valley Cooperative is expected to complete the acquisition by April 15.. more
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig is reminding farmers and landowners who plant cover crops to apply for the state’s cover crop crop insurance discount program by Jan. 14. more
A year after rejecting any consideration of solar panel farms, Scott County’s planning commissioners will begin public discussions on regulating operations like those sprouting over thousands of acres of Iowa farmland. more
A new North Scott Junior High FFA chapter welcomed a new board of officers who signed the inaugural charter Dec. 8 at the junior high media center. more
Scott County led the state in rising land values during a year when Iowa farmland skyrocketed 29 percent, mainly due to strong commodity prices, higher exports and $4 billion in direct pandemic aid to Iowa land owners. more
The North Scott FFA represented eastern Iowa on the stage of the 2021 National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis. more
John Deere enthusiasts can now register for the 2022 Gathering of the Green Conference by visiting the website at www.GatheringoftheGreen.com. The 2022 conference is March 16-19, at the RiverCenter in downtown Davenport.  more
Iowa political leaders congratulated United Auto Workers union members on Wednesday after they agreed to a new contract, ending a five-week strike at John Deere plants. more
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