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Grassley Urges EPA to Increase Volumes Under the Renewable Fuel Standard, Says Low Levels Will Undermine Next Generation Fuels, Increase Dependence on Foreign Oil

Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa is urging the Environmental Protection Agency to revise and increase its proposed volume obligations for renewable biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for 2014, 2015, and 2016. “The RFS has added value to agriculture markets and energized many rural economies across Iowa and the nation,” Grassley wrote to EPA


Lichtsinn RV Names Heidi Thompson Vice President and General Manager

Lichtsinn RV of Forest City, Iowa, has promoted Heidi Thompson to the position of Vice President and General Manager. In this position Heidi will provide leadership and daily execution of the dealership by overseeing the various departments which include variable operations (sales & financing), fixed operations (service & parts), and the business office (accounting &


Hinderaker Fund Raiser Coming to Forest City on Saturday

Organizers will be holding a special fund raiser for Darrell Hinderaker who suffers from an appendix cancer. This rare form of cancer requires various forms of treatment including chemotherapy and can be very expensive. The treatments have left Hinderaker unable to work. The cancer is also spreading. As a result, organizers are organizing a traveling fund raising


Hancock County Board to Meet Today

Because of the Hancock County Fair, the board has moved its meeting time to today at 9am. The agenda is extremely light for the 8am convening of the board. The meeting will begin with a review of minutes followed by the approval of them. The board will then consider re-allowance of the Homestead credit applications.

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Weekly Crop Report Draws Comment from Northey

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey 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. “The continued pattern of rain showers and storms moving across the state means crops generally have plenty of moisture, which is not usually the