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“KMCH, Bring Me My Lunch” Day 15 Winner – Elaine Klosterman

“KMCH, Bring Me My Lunch” Day 15 Winner – Elaine Klosterman

Today was the 15th and final day of the “KMCH, Bring Me My Lunch” contest for 2016! For the past three weeks, we’ve been calling a local farmer on their cell phone at 9:30 am and if they answered their phone by saying, “KMCH, Bring Me My Lunch”, then that’s exactly what we did! We


Iowa Corn Farmers Hosting Mexican Grain Importers

JOHNSTON, Iowa, October 18, 2016 – Representatives from five Mexican grain importers will visit Iowa this week prior to the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) Export Exchange scheduled October 24-26 in Detroit, Michigan. “We’re thrilled to host this team in an effort to further develop and strengthen the relationships between Mexican corn and distillers grains buyers

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – Oct. 17

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey commented on Monday on the Iowa Crops and Weather report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service.  The report is released weekly from April through October.   “Iowa’s corn and soybean harvest is moving forward, but remains fairly slow due to the damp weather and


Local Farmers Get Good Start on Harvest

Most local farmers have gotten a good start on the corn harvest over the past couple weeks. This week’s USDA Iowa Crop and Weather Report shows that 19-percent of corn and 43-percent of soybeans have been harvested – statewide, that’s about three days behind last year. Alan Atwater farms southwest of Manchester. Michael Sperfslage, who farms