Daily Archives: July 10, 2014

May Results Show Strong Momentum U.S. Beef, Pork Exports (Audio)

U.S. beef and pork exports maintained their strong momentum in May, with double-digit increases in export value for both products compared to last year. Beef exports in May were up 5 percent in volume to 102,967 metric tons (mt) and 15 percent in value ($589 million). For the first five months of the year, export


Fiddler On The Roof To Open Tonight

The timeless Tony Award winning Joseph Stein classic, Fiddler On The Roof opens tonight at E. B. Stillman Auditorium in Clear Lake. The theater and The Music Man Square are collaborating on the production which involves 50 performers from all over the north Iowa region, will be staged tonight at 7pm, Friday and Saturday at


Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey announced today that $1.4 million in cost share funds are available to help farmers install new nutrient reduction practices.  The practices eligible for this funding are cover crops, no-till or strip till, or using a nitrification inhibitor when applying fertilizer.   “We continue to hear from farmers interested in

New Report: Oil Companies Fail on Consumer Choice Report Card for E85 and E15

While the Renewable Fuels Association’s (RFA) release of its Consumer Choice Report Card showed large oil companies are failing the public when it comes to offering E85 and E15, some Iowa retailers received A+ grades for offering consumers cleaner-burning, more homegrown renewable fuels.   “Oil companies like to complain that consumers won’t buy E85 and

River City Never Sounded So Good

They have performed in Carnegie Hall and in various other locations and  according to the Hobo Days Committee, they will be coming to Britt during Hobo Days. They are the River City Barbershop Chorus and they have been booked to sing on August 9th at 2pm. The River City Barbershop Chorus is comprised of singers

Darlene M. Larson

Darlene M. Larson, 90, of Forest City, died Thursday, July 10, 2014 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City. Funeral services will be held  10:30 A.M Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at the United Methodist Church in Forest City with Rev. Charles Layton officiating. Burial will be in Madison Township Cemetery. Visitation will

USDA Announces Wetland Compliance Listening Session

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will host a listening session on Monday, July 28, to seek comments on proposed changes to wetland compliance provisions. The session will be at Ankeny Fire Station #1, 120 NW Ash Drive, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.   The session will provide an opportunity for farmers and the


Bicycle, Blues, and Barbeque Weekend Approaches

For those who are looking for a biking, good music, and great Midwestern BBQ, Clear Lake is a great place to check out this weekend. It’s the annual Bicycle, Blues, and BBQ Festival which will be held beginning Friday and running through Sunday. Friday night, the event begins with the barbequing starting up around 5pm