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River Valley Cooperative announced last week that its board of directors authorized a payout of approximately $1.8 million of qualified preferred stock at their January 2019 board meeting. more
It took a whole lot of perseverance and community support on the part of hundreds of people, organizations and businesses to establish Davenport’s Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, now celebrating its 100th anniversary. more
Winter weather makes gardeners in Iowa long for the growing season.  Scott County Extension is offering two webinars from Iowa State University locally at the Scott County Extension office, 875 Tanglefoot Lane in Bettendorf. more
Scott County’s zoning commissioners say they want clarification from county supervisors who rejected the commission’s recommendation for new homes on land the county has reserved nearly 40 years for commercial development more
“It’s simple, we’re harvesting the sun for energy,” says Billie Danner, 55. “Corn is energy for animals, machines and people … solar is just energy for the planet, another harvest.” more
If he stops to think about it, Dr. Dale Risius can still taste the dust of the gravel roads, and call up the distinct smells of the barns. more
“You’ve got to feed the animals, you’ve got to feed the livestock,” said Steve Duffe, who has been in a family business partnership at Duffe Grain since it was established in 1987. The company primarily offers grain storage for farmers. Currently, its drivers are dealing with poor rural road conditions following a winter that dumped record-breaking snowfall across the area. more
Anthony (Tony) Friederichs, a 2017 Durant High School graduate, a member of the Wilton FFA chapter, and a former Scott County 4-H'er, was awarded the American FFA Degree at the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo 2018 in Indianapolis. more
Partners of Scott County Watersheds’ June 2019 forums will feature Justin Bisinger and Mark Schutt from the Natural Resources Conservation Service. more
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Michael Naig promises to bring a ray of sunshine to Scott County March 28, despite soggy fields and grim flood forecasts threatening to keep farmers from fields. more
Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA) announces the addition of four new members to the Board of Trustees, and the appointment of Glen Keppy of Eldridge as chair. Steve Firman of Cedar Falls will become vice chair, and Trish Cook, Winthrop, will remain as treasurer. more
North Scott Schools will begin seeking partners for a new regional agriculture education center, among the top district priorities now that the Iowa legislature assured sales tax financing through 2051. more
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