Author Archives: AJ Taylor

Turkeys Raised Down 2 Percent from 2013

Turkeys Raised in the United States during 2014 is forecasted at 235 million, down 2 percent from the number raised during 2013. A combination of six states account for nearly two-thirds of the turkeys produced in the United States during 2014. The largest turkey producing state is Minnesota, at 45.0 million turkeys, up 2 percent

Egg Production

Shell Eggs Broken Up 6 Percent from Last Year

Shell eggs broken totaled 198 million dozen during August 2014, up 6 percent from August a year ago, but slightly below the 199 million broken last month. During calendar year 2014 through August, shell eggs broken totaled 1,492 million dozen, up 5 percent from the comparable period in 2013. To date, cumulative total edible product

USDA Releases Small Grains Summary for September

All wheat production totaled 2.04 billion bushels in 2014, down 5 percent from the revised 2013 total. Area harvested for grain totaled 46.5 million acres, up 3 percent from the previous year. The United States yield is estimated at 43.8 bushels per acre, down 3.3 bushels from the previous year. The levels of production and


Winnebago Courthouse to Close for Wubben Funeral

The Chairman of the Winnebago County Board of Supervisors, Willie Wubben, will have his funeral on Friday at 10:30am at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Buffalo Center. Warren “Willie” Wubben passed away at his home on Monday at the age of 66. As a special gesture by the county, the courthouse will close according to

White Cane Safety Day Celebrates Independence for the Blind

The Iowa Department for the Blind (IDB) will hold an open house marking the 50th anniversary of White Cane Safety Day on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at its headquarters at 524 Fourth Street in Des Moines. The celebration will be concurrent with events around the country in honor of the simple, highly


Fall Trout Stocking Begins October 3rd

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will begin its popular fall and winter trout stocking on Oct. 3, with a release planned for Sand Lake, in Marshalltown. The DNR has 16 cool weather stockings planned and will release between 1,000 to 2,000 rainbow trout at each location as part of its cool weather trout program

Templeton Rye

Iowa AG: Lawsuit Against Templeton Rye to Proceed

The Iowa attorney general’s office says a lawsuit alleging whiskey maker Templeton Rye misled consumers can proceed. State law requires the Iowa attorney general’s office to evaluate the lawsuit and determine if the claims have validity to move forward in court. The proposed class-action lawsuit was filed in Illinois by a Chicago law firm on

Cedar Falls Fire Department

Iowa Man Arrested After Being Found in Fire Department

A Cedar Falls man has been arrested after authorities say he broke in to the Cedar Falls Fire Department headquarters over the weekend. The 24-year-old Zachary Brian Carstensen was found asleep on an office floor of the department just before 2 a.m. Sunday. Officials suspect he threw two rocks through the fire station’s glass front