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Two North Iowa Organizations Receive USDA Grants to Promote Locally Grown Foods

Two North Iowa Organizations Receive USDA Grants to Promote Locally Grown Foods

It was announced last week that the non-profit, Healthy Harvest of North Iowa, and the North Iowa Fresh, LLC food hub are the beneficiaries of two USDA Local Food Grants aimed at raising awareness and access to locally grown food. The Farmers Market Promotion Program Grant was awarded to the Northern Iowa River Greenbelt, and

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Grassley, Blumenthal Introduce Bill to Apply Payment Sunshine to Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants

Senator Chuck Grassley and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) have introduced legislation to apply the disclosure of drug company and medical device maker payments to nurse practitioners and physician assistants. “There ought to be a complete record for consumer benefit,” Grassley said.  “The goal of sunshine for payments to doctors is to help the public.  It


Hancock County Supervisors Welcome New Engineer

The Hancock County Board of Supervisors met Monday in adjourned session with the new Hancock County Engineer Adam Clemons, who also serves as Wright County Engineer.  Clemons has agreed to divide his time between both counties, which the Supervisors estimate will save Hancock County about $20,000.  The decision to share an engineer comes after Bill

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Local Resident to be Featured on National Television

HGTV features a television show called House Hunters International. It is a program that highlights homes, buildings, and other structures or architectural interest. In December of 2014, the shows producers came to Forest City to film in various locations throughout town. These included Heritage Park, River Road, Waldorf College, and The Lodge. Filming commenced and

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Buffalo Center City Council to Meet Tonight

The Buffalo Center City Council will meet tonight beginning at 6pm to approve bills, permits, and hold a public forum for both city employees and the general public. The council will then hear from various committees including the police, library, pool, parks, streets, and snow removal. The Streets Committee will discuss street lights, a locater,

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Area Farmers Should Wait for Cooler Soil Temperatures Before Applying Anhydrous Ammonia

Farmers are reminded to wait until soil temperatures remain below 50 degrees Fahrenheit before applying anhydrous ammonia (NH3) fertilizer this fall. Harvest is progressing rapidly in many parts of the state and officials with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach said that waiting can help

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Grants to Train New Farmers are Available

Several Nebraska and Iowa organizations will receive some of the $17 million in grants the federal Agriculture Department is handing out to help new farmers and ranchers. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the grants recently. The money helps support programs to train and support beginning farmers and ranchers. Legal Aid of Nebraska will receive