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Area Development Chamber Searching for New Director

Area Development Chamber Searching for New Director

The Chamber Development groups in the area are integral parts of the communities they serve. They serve as a springboard for projects in the city that range from community activities to new business and construction. One area group is looking for a new director. KIOW’s Renee Ingeldue has the complete details:  


Crops Remain in Good Shape Throughout the Area

A majority of the corn and soybeans in the area remain in good to excellent condition according to Monday’s U-S-D-A weekly crop report. Some farmers are worried about whether they’ll get enough moisture to see their crops reach their full yield potential. Iowa State University Extension Agronomist, Paul Kassel, monitors 10-counties in northwest and north-central Iowa.


Master Gardener Program Returns to Garner

The Iowa Master Gardener program will be held this fall at the ISU Extension and Outreach Hancock County office beginning September 29. Residents from surrounding counties are also welcome to attend this class. The Master Gardener course includes 40 hours of Web-based and face-to-face local training and a one-day training session on the Iowa State

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Farmer-led Efforts Continue to Improve Water Quality in Rock Creek

Farmers in the Rock Creek Watershed are driving change and planning to install the largest concentration of bioreactors and saturated buffers in the nation. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey joined the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) and water quality experts to kickoff project efforts in Mitchell County. “This project builds on the work that already

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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