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Two men allegedly stole, then abandoned tractor

COUNCIL BLUFFS (AP) — Authorities say two Council Bluffs men are suspected of stealing a tractor and abandoning it when it became stuck in the mud.

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Ammonia enters Southwest Iowa tributary

VILLISCA (AP) — An unknown amount of anhydrous ammonia has entered a small unnamed tributary of the West Nodaway River in Southwest Iowa.

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84-year-old man killed when tractor flips

GRUNDY CENTER (AP) — Grundy County authorities say an 84-year-old man died Oct. 12 after being pinned underneath his tractor. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office identified Russell Katzer of Conrad as the victim. Authorities say he was driving on a gravel road when he veered off the road and …

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Branstad battles long-time legislator Hatch for sixth term

Branstad battles long-time legislator Hatch for sixth term

There’s a reason people sometimes refer to Gov. Terry Branstad as “governor for life.”

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Northey, Taha spar over water quality

Northey, Taha spar over water quality

In a year when attack ads swarm the airwaves like locusts, one political race that has drawn little interest is the one for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture. That may be because nobody expects it to be a close race.

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New water rule draws CCI complaints

DES MOINES — A legislative panel got an earful of complaints Oct. 14 from citizen activists who claimed state regulators are putting smaller farms at a competitive disadvantage and putting Iowans’ health at risk by failing to adequately enforce standards against large-scale livestock facilities.

October 22, 2014 11:21 pm(0)

As storage gets tight, basis could widen

Patience might be a key in marketing some of this year’s crop and looking at next year’s crop.

October 22, 2014 3:13 pm(0)
Drop in grain prices prompts review of input costs for 2015

Drop in grain prices prompts review of input costs for 2015

Tim Bruns, agronomy specialist at MaxYield Cooperative in West Bend, compares input decisions for next year to being a race-car crew chief.

October 18, 2014 10:00 am(0)
Bones beneath beans

Bones beneath beans

IOWA CITY — Some of the biggest fossil discoveries in Iowa have been made by farmers.

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