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Late harvest is a fooler: Yields better than cool, dry August might suggest

Wary Scott County farmers say their cautious harvest expectations are falling to yields far better than anticipated and prices that, so far, are holding up. more

Tasty donation

The Scott County Pork Producers held their annual 4-H Apple Pie Contest in August at the Mississippi Valley Fair. Pies are baked by 4-H'ers, judged and then auctioned off during the noon break of the hog show. more

Field fires are always a concern during harvest

It’s always difficult to forecast weather, but if dry field conditions return, the potential for combine and field fires could be a problem for area farmers. All it takes is a single high-temperature source in the engine area or an overheated bearing to ignite dry plant material. more

Soybeans key to healthy eating

The Soyfoods Council reminds you that National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October is the ideal time for dispelling myths and correcting misconceptions about soyfoods. more

Shorthorn shines at State Fair

Collin Henzen-DeCap, a sophomore at North Scott High School, showed the Champion Shorthorn Plus Market Steer during the 4-H Parade of Champions at the Iowa State Fair. more

Iowans should prepare for propane needs

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey is encouraging businesses, farmers, rural residents and other Iowans that use propane to consider taking steps to ensure adequate propane supplies this fall and winter. more

Revitalizing Vineyard: Ardon Creek adds winery to rejuvenate 162-year-old farm

Ardon Creek vineyard, winery and tasting room sits on a 162-year-old farm located 15 minutes southwest of Muscatine and five miles north of Letts. It is a family owned and managed operation established by Mike Furlong and his son, Chad Furlong, to fulfill the promise of community and farm revitalization. more

Family barn flavors new condo

Rudy Braun combed dirt floors of his family’s Princeton Township barn earlier this month looking for nails. more

Big dream creates small frye: Family farm roots Iowa lawyer and doctor to Scott County

Susan’s Army already tackled most of the tomato harvest. She’s deployed members to dig sweet potatoes, paint barns and take on all the work involved with her family’s century farm, now transformed into a certified organic farm. more

Chairman of the Board: Scott County farmer champions farm cooperatives

The harvest is in full swing at Sycamore Creek Farm just outside of LeClaire, and as usual, Dan Schurr is meeting himself coming and going dealing with the day-to-day operations of his family’s fourth-generation farm. more

Area firefighters battle grain dryer fire: River Valley Coop elevator remained open in Walcott

Firefighters from Walcott and three neighboring departments spent hours on Oct. 10 fighting a grain bin dryer fire at River Valley Cooperative, 101 S. Main St., Walcott. more

Maxwells are environmental leaders

John and Joan Maxwell, and their Cinnamon Ridge Dairy Farm, were one of 81 Iowa farm families presented the Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Award during a ceremony at the Iowa State Fair. more
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