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Agriculture

Iowa Crop Progress and Weather Report

Harvest was in full swing with little or no precipitation allowing farmers 6.7 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending October 2, 2022, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Fieldwork included harvesting row crops, chopping silage, and some fourth cutting ...

Pollinators: Tama County Women, Land & Legacy to host an upcoming event

Join Tama County Women, Land & Legacy for its upcoming event, “Pollinators: Farmstead to Field.” It will be held on Monday, August 29, at 2682 N Avenue in rural Toledo, approximately one mile north of the entrance to Otter Creek Park. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. Since this is ...

Youth Beef Team Promotes May Beef Month

Members of the Mid-Iowa Youth Beef Team (MIYBT) have a mission to educate, advocate, and promote the beef industry and its producers. The team shares beef information using newsprint and social media (the team shares facts, recipes, and general information relative to the beef industry on their ...

Spring brings life to the farm

Calving season is a busy time for farmers like rural Traer farmer Rebecca Dostal who keep a watchful eye on their animals as they bring new life to the farm. As of early March, Dostal had 35 new calves on the ground from her herd of 80 mostly Black Baldy cows, a Hereford-Angus cross known ...

Jesina earns Tama County pie title

Sheryl Jesina of rural Toledo was named “Best Pie Maker” at the annual Tama County Pork Producers banquet held January 15 at the Traer Memorial Building. Jesina’s apple pie was purchased by Farm Credit Services of America for $600. The other winning division pies and their buyers were: ...

Cooper named Golden Owl finalist

Toledo native Kevin Cooper was recently named one of the finalists for the 2022 Golden Owl Award presented by the Iowa FFA Foundation and Nationwide. Cooper is a veteran Agriculture Education teacher and FFA advisor for Nevada High School in Story County where he’s been teaching for 34 years. ...

Iowa Attorney General examines huge increase in fertilizer prices for farmers

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller is focusing on unprecedented increases in fertilizer prices affecting farmers. Since January 2021, anhydrous ammonia has increased 315%. Urea has increased by 214%, liquid nitrogen by 290%, monoammonium phosphate (MAP) by 171%, and potash by 213%, according ...

Tama County Cattlemen to hold annual banquet

On Saturday February 26th, the Tama County Cattlemen will be hosting their annual banquet at the Gladbrook Memorial Building. The evening will begin with a social hour at 5:30 p.m., followed by a large prime rib dinner at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be catered by Spanky's with meat that was ...