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In this state, where it is said with pride that there are more pigs than people, there are certain people who are considered royalty when it comes to the industry that gives Iowa that distinction. more
Blackened stubble marks the final resting place of the reed canary grass clogging the ditch in front of Tom and Jackie Knapper’s Utica Ridge home. more
Drivers along old Highway 61 north of Long Grove probably look twice at the herd of cattle grazing on the hillside off to the west. more
A farm, an idea and unique attractions have come together for 20 years of growth and success at Buffalo Pumpkin Farm in Buffalo, Iowa. Bob Kautz grew up on his family farm, which was established in 1864. He added the Pumpkin Farm attraction nearly 20 years ago. more
Scott County FFA students participated in FFA day at the state capitol Feb. 14. more
Harold Scherer waved and smiled amiably from the seat of his tractor. But his gaze was fixed on the track. more
A couple’s plan for Scott County’s first vineyard is testing the county’s land use policy by forcing supervisors to consider new uses for protected farmland. more
Scott County farmland values continue to top all Iowa counties according to the Iowa State University Extension Service statewide survey that shows values dropping another fraction for the fourth time in five years. more
It was cold and windy outside the Starlite Ballroom on the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds on Saturday, Jan. 26, but there was plenty of warmth inside as 4-H’ers from across Scott County gathered for the 4-H Annual Family Fun Night. more
The tap opens a bit more this year on Iowa’s $282 million water quality funding, with some headed to producers who implement soil conservation techniques, and the rest earmarked for financing sewer and water system improvements like those planned in Princeton, Park View and other Scott County communities. more
Five dedicated leaders in soil health, including a Scott County farmer, received “Seeds of Change” awards at the 2019 Soil Health Partnership Summit, Jan. 15-16 in St. Louis. These awards highlight participants in the Soil Health Partnership who go above and beyond to promote soil health throughout the year. more
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training meetings through October through March. more
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