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Milk Production Report Issued

Milk Production Report Issued

Milk production in Iowa during November 2015 totaled 387 million pounds, up 1 percent from the previous November according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Milk Production report. The average number of milk cows during November, at 210,000 head, was the same as last month but 2,000 head more than a year

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Cattle on Feed Report Issued

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Iowa for all feedlots totaled 1,185,000 head on December 1, 2015, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Cattle on Feed report. The inventory is up 3 percent from November 1, 2015 and December 1, 2014. Feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 or

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Grassley, Ernst Recognize 150th Anniversary of the University of Iowa College of Law

The U.S. Senate recognized the 150th anniversary of the University of Iowa College of Law by passing a resolution commemorating some of the school’s achievements.  The resolution was introduced by Iowa’s two U.S. senators Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst. The University of Iowa College of Law is the first law school in continuous operation west

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Garner City Council Hears Storm Water Discussion

The Garner City Council met to discuss the latest in plans concerning the Garner Hayfield Ventura High School Storm Water Management Plan. The contractors for the remodeling of sections of the school outlined plans for detaining storm water from the Garner-Hayfield-Ventura High School Additions Project. Randy Lansing of the Garner City Hall outlined the plans.

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Blood Donations Needed During the Holidays

As millions of Americans make their final gift purchases this holiday season, the American Red Cross reminds eligible donors to give the most meaningful gift of all – the gift of life – by donating blood or platelets. Blood donations often decline during the holidays when busy schedules, inclement weather and seasonal illnesses can make

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Foodborne Bacteria Can Be Avoided During the Holidays

Bacteria are everywhere, but a few types especially like to crash parties. Staphylococcus aureus, Clostridium perfringens, and Listeria monocrytogenes frequent people’s hands and kitchens. And unlike bacteria that cause food to spoil, these bacteria cannot be smelled or tasted. Safe food handling is necessary for prevention. Staphylococcus aureus Staphylococcus (“staph”) bacteria are found on our