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Wright County Board to Meet Today

Wright County Board to Meet Today

The Wright COunty Board of Supervisors will meet this morning beginning at 9am to discuss a proposed action on the part fo the Wright County Engineer Adam Clemons. Clemons is asking the board to hire for the Road Superintendent position. The board will look at all aspects of the position, from pay to hours and

NASS Releases Cattle Inventory Report

As of January 1, there were 92.0 million head of cattle and calves on U.S. farms, according to the Cattle report published today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). This is the highest U.S. cattle inventory since 2011. Other key findings in the report were: There were 92.0 million cattle

USDA Monthly Ag Price Report Released

The average price received by farmers for corn in Iowa was $3.53 per bushel according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Agricultural Prices report. This is unchanged from the November full month price, but $0.26 lower than December 2014. The December 2015 average price received by farmers for soybeans, at $8.45 per

USDA Monthly Sheep Report Released

All sheep and lambs inventory in Iowa as of January 1, 2016, totaled 175,000 head according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Sheep and Goats report.  The sheep and lambs inventory remained unchanged from last year.  Total breeding stock, at 125,000 head, was equal to one year ago.  Market sheep and lambs

USDA Monthly Goat Inventory Released

Milk goat inventory in Iowa as of January 1, 2016 was 33,000 head, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Sheep and Goats report.  Iowa ranked third in total milk goats.  The inventory was up 6 percent from January 2015.  Total meat and other goat inventory was 25,000 head, a decrease of

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Cattle Report Released by USDA

All cattle and calves in Iowa as of January 1, 2016, totaled 3.95 million head, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Cattle report. This was up 100,000 head from January 1, 2015. Beef cows, at 940,000 head, were 4 percent above last year. Milk cow inventory remained the same at 210,000

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DECISION SUNDAY: Cruz Looks to Shore Up Support Among Iowa Evangelicals

Texas Senator Ted Cruz hopes to shore up support among Iowa’s Christian conservatives, even as Republican rival Donald Trump makes gains with the influential group. Cruz plans to court social conservatives and evangelical voters at a Wednesday night rally addressing his anti-abortion beliefs while highlighting Trump’s record of flip-flopping from a once pro-choice position. Winning

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DECISION SUNDAY: Candidates Seek Final Iowa Edge in Unpredictable Race

One day to go, the 2016 presidential candidates are working on their final push in Iowa. They’re seeking any edge over their opponents in a race brimming with unpredictability for both Democrats and Republicans. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders plan to deliver closing pitches in a televised forum Monday night. Meanwhile, President Barack Obama offered his assessment of

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