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The coronavirus pandemic has claimed another event, and this time it’s Scott County 4-H’ers and FFA members who are being affected. more
The Scott County Solid Waste Commission is preparing to provide a disposal site for thousands of hog carcasses, if needed. more
All across Scott County, passersby on rural roads are getting a first-hand look at a rite of spring. Even the coronavirus pandemic can’t stop the calving season. more
Paustian Enterprises sent 180 hogs to market Sunday from its Walcott farm with little assurance that more will be following soon. more
An Iowa State University report this month estimates the COVID-19 pandemic will cost Iowa’s largest agricultural industries at least $6.3 billion per year. more
On Matt Romoser’s first day as southeast Iowa swine specialist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, he stayed home. more
Iowa corngrowers should dispense with last year’s crop to make room for perhaps an even bigger 2020 yield while markets are tanking from last year’s tariff wars and this year’s COVID-19 threat. more
The Scott County Pork Producers are planning to hold their annual Scott County Pork Queen and Pork Ambassador Contest in April. more
Crop advisors were recognized at the Iowa Certified Crop Advisor Years of Service luncheon in February. The luncheon is held in conjunction with the Agribusiness Showcase & Conference (ASC) in Des Moines. Certified Crop Advisers utilize best management practices that protect the environment and lead growers to produce higher yields and increase profitability for their farms. more
River Valley Cooperative, headquartered at the former Cat plant at Mount Joy, and Michlig Grain Holdings, LLC, have announced that they have signed an agreement for River Valley Cooperative to acquire the assets of Michlig Grain Holdings, LLC. more
The good news for Scott County 4-H’ers is that as of now, the Mississippi Valley Fair is still a go. The not-so-good news is that Iowa 4-H has cancelled all livestock weigh-ins across the state. more
For Ron Kardel and his late father, H.A., a prominent cattle feeder from rural Walcott, it was about giving consumers what they wanted back in 1979. more
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