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Kwik Trip and Iowa 80 Truckstop receive renewable fuel awards

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey announced that Kwik Trip, Inc. and the Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott are the 2018 winners of the Secretary’s Ethanol and Biodiesel Marketing Awards. more

Past to Present: Costellos invest in the future to keep dairying in the family

The old red dairy barn along St. Ann’s Road in rural Scott County, just east of Highway 61, is on its last leg. more

Gnat attacker goes global

Columbus Junction, a small Iowa town in Louisa County with a population less than 2,000, was rocked in 2008 as water from the Iowa and Cedar rivers rose from their banks and flooded the city. As the floodwater receded, the damage caused was unprecedented. The excess moisture also caused a surge of gnats, which would lead to the invention of a product that would gain national notoriety. more

Dan Schurr elected chairman of CHS board of directors

Dan Schurr has been elected chairman of the CHS board of directors. more

Holst, Farm Bureau leaders deliver Ag message to Washington

The timing couldn’t have been better for 43 Iowa Farm Bureau leaders as they made their annual trek to Washington, D.C. last month. more

County supervisors approve Dittmers’ 16th hog farm

Scott County supervisors approved Tom and Joni Dittmer’s 16th hog farm, a two-barn operation at 26413 75th Ave., in Section 32 of Allens Grove Township. more

Farmers have help fighting through stress

2017 has been a challenging year for farmers and 2018 may be similar. Crop profit margins are tight once again, as more farms face cash flow and working capital constraints. more

Learn about farm leasing at Extension seminar Aug. 1

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host multiple farmland leasing meetings during July and August at various times and locations throughout Iowa. The meeting in this area will be Wednesday, Aug. 1 from 1-4 p.m. at the Clinton County Extension Office in DeWitt. more

County juggles farm-to-market roads: Changes intended to seek funds to pave more rural roads

For the first time since 2003, Scott County supervisors this week are considering removing 13 miles of county roads from the state’s farm-to-market designation in order to add 9 miles of new farm-to-market roads targeted for resurfacing, including – one day – an unpaved stretch of Allens Grove Road. more

Fair 2018: New faces, old friends

Read NSP Editor Scott Campbell's daily diary as he tours the 4-H and FFA exhibits! more

Remembering days gone by: No Show/Hog Show

For years the Spring Market Hog Show and Baking with Lard Contest, held at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, attracted exhibitors from throughout eastern Iowa. more

Day 2: Passing pioneers remembered

It hit me on the drive to the fairgrounds. more
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