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Heavy Rains Could Lead to Record Corn Yields in Northwest Iowa

Heavy Rains Could Lead to Record Corn Yields in Northwest Iowa

An Iowa State University Extension agronomist says last week’s heavy rains that fell on northwest Iowa brought a big boost to crops, while record yields may now be possible for the region this fall. Joel De Jong says several of the far northwestern counties were desperate for a good drenching. “You get north of the

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Increase In Bedbug Cases In Eastern Iowa

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) – Pest control companies say they’re seeing an increase in bedbug cases in eastern Iowa. The pesky, blood-sucking bugs don’t carry diseases but can cause painful bites. They often come out to feed at night and hide during the day in the crevices of mattresses and furniture. Jeff Voss of Voss Pest

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Independence Installs Second Visitor’s Information Kiosk

Independence’s second Visitor’s Information Kiosk is now up and running at the Heartland Acres Agribition Center. The kiosk features local retail, dining, and entertainment options in Independence to assist visitors in discovering Independence and the amenities it has to offer. Last December, the Independence Area Chamber of Commerce received an anonymous donation in the amount of

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Manchester Hosting New Bacon-N-Hops Festival

The Manchester Chamber will host its first-ever Bacon-N-Hops Festival this Saturday. Event organizer Doris Sherman says if you’re a bacon lover, you’ll want to check it out. And committee member Donna Boss says they’ll have plenty of craft beer samples there, too. The Delaware County Madco Home Brewers will be there giving samples and demonstrating how to


Officials Meeting to Discuss Jones County Supervisors Vacancy

Jones County officials will meet today to discuss filling a vacancy on the County Board of Supervisors. Longtime Supervisor Keith Dirks passed away earlier this month after a brief illness. For the past 19 years, Dirks served on the board representing District 5. This afternoon, the Supervisor Vacancy Committee consisting of the Jones County Auditor, Recorder

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – August 24

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today commented on the Iowa Crops and Weather report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service.  The report is released weekly from April through October. “With the rains much of the state received last week most areas have adequate moisture.  Crops remain in good condition

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