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River Valley Cooperative, headquartered in Davenport, will acquire the commercial grain assets of Rumbold and Kuhn, Inc., and the transportation assets of Ezra Rumbold & Sons, Inc. more
The North Scott FFA Officer Team presented the fall showcase Nov. 14 to honor outstanding members who have demonstrated excellence both inside and outside the classroom. Members from both the High School and Junior High chapters were acknowledged at this event. The chapter includes both a junior high FFA chapter and high school FFA chapter. Their work is a testament to the program’s commitment to cultivating leaders and fostering community development. The chapter comprises students from seventh through twelfth grades, drawing participants from diverse school districts, including North Scott, Davenport, Bettendorf, and Pleasant Valley. more
An eastern Iowa company that says it benefits the environment by turning agricultural byproducts into energy was recently fined for burying barrels of waste from the operation in a giant pit, according to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. more
A highly transmissible avian influenza that is often fatal to domestic birds recently infected a small backyard flock in Mills County, according to the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. more
Another massive flock of egg-laying hens in Iowa was recently found to be infected by a very transmissible and deadly version of avian flu, which has pushed the total number of affected birds this fall beyond last year’s casualties for the same time period. more
North Scott High School, and North Scott junior high FFA each earned three-star national chapter awards at the FFA national convention Nov. 1-4 in Indianapolis. more
Ownership and operation of a farm by members of the same family for 100, and 150 years or more is a significant accomplishment. The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship in conjunction with the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation established the Century Farm Program for farm families that have owned at least 40 acres for 100 years, and Heritage Farm Program for those owning it 150 years or more. more
More than 800 farms in Scott, Muscatine and Cedar Counties are part of Iowa's Heritage and Century farms program. more
Brus family history fills their Heritage farm in Blue Grass Township, where siblings Dennis, Denise, Debbie and David own the same 240 acres held by the family since March 21, 1870. more
Ila Mae Feuerbach prizes the last rose blooms of the season brightening the autumn collage surrounding her Cedar County farmhouse just north of Durant. more
Bob Moellenbeck wants readers to know he’s no farmer. more
Darla Fay credits Iowa’s Heritage farm program for nudging her to explore her own family’s history. Research for this year’s Heritage farm application revealed the Dixon Cemetery gravesite of the ancestors who bought the Scott County farm Dec. 28, 1872, that remains in her family today. more
Cedar County Heritage and Century farms listing more
Scott County Heritage and Century farms listing more
Muscatine County Heritage and Century farms listing more
River Valley Coop executives join North Scott agriculture students, and staff Monday to present a $100,000 contribution to the district's Regional Innovation Center, under construction on Eldridge's South First Street. more
Substantial rainfall last week over a wide area near Cedar Rapids helped alleviate the worst drought conditions in the state, according to a U.S. Drought Monitor report on Thursday. more
About 16% of Iowa’s corn and 24% of its soybeans have been harvested so far this year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. more
Earlier this year, Oregon Democrats pushed through state legislation that allows local governments to require setbacks between neighbors and factory farming operations. The law prohibits farms from drawing unlimited amounts of free groundwater and requires farmers to apply for a permit before applying manure to their fields. more
A large swath of Iowa received rainfall this week reducing the days suitable for fieldwork to 5.3 during the week ending September 24, 2023, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. more
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