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Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig is reminding farmers and landowners who plant cover crops to apply for the state’s cover crop crop insurance discount program by Jan. 14. more
A year after rejecting any consideration of solar panel farms, Scott County’s planning commissioners will begin public discussions on regulating operations like those sprouting over thousands of acres of Iowa farmland. more
A new North Scott Junior High FFA chapter welcomed a new board of officers who signed the inaugural charter Dec. 8 at the junior high media center. more
Scott County led the state in rising land values during a year when Iowa farmland skyrocketed 29 percent, mainly due to strong commodity prices, higher exports and $4 billion in direct pandemic aid to Iowa land owners. more
The North Scott FFA represented eastern Iowa on the stage of the 2021 National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis. more
John Deere enthusiasts can now register for the 2022 Gathering of the Green Conference by visiting the website at The 2022 conference is March 16-19, at the RiverCenter in downtown Davenport.  more
Iowa political leaders congratulated United Auto Workers union members on Wednesday after they agreed to a new contract, ending a five-week strike at John Deere plants. more
Farmers in the United States are likely to plant less corn and use less nitrogen fertilizer on their fields for next year’s growing season due to sky-high fertilizer prices and short supplies. That trend will be less pronounced in Iowa, where fertile soils make the extra costs worthwhile. more
Reducing the number of livestock will not be a priority for the Biden administration as it seeks to drastically cut methane emissions to stem climate change, according to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. more
Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering, Iowa Geological Survey and Partners of Scott County Watersheds will host a cover crop field day on Wednesday, Nov. 17 from noon to 2 p.m. at Mike Paustian’s farm near Walcott. more
When Lindsey Laughlin was asked as a young FFA member to run the West Liberty High School’s agriculture department’s greenhouse, she never imagined where it might take her. more
Pick up this week's copy of the North Scott Press, West Liberty Index and Wilton-Durant Advocate News to read what thousands of subscribers see online and in their mailboxes. Pint-size McKenna … more
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