Iowa farmers are finishing harvest. USDA’s latest weekly crop report shows corn 97 percent harvested as of Sunday, with moisture content averaging 16 percent. Cold temperatures and snow did limit fieldwork as farmers conclude applying soil amendments like anhydrous, manure, and lime. ...
Looking ahead, the 6- to 10-day outlook calls for the likelihood of above-normal temperatures nationwide, except for cooler-than-normal conditions in the Far West. Meanwhile, near- or below-normal rainfall across much of the country, including the East and the southern half of the U.S., should... Read More.
Pratt, Kan. - The Volleyball season began on Saturday for the Smoky Valley Vikings, as they opened the season with a second place finish in the CKL Preseason League Tournament in Pratt. The Vikings are coming off of back-to-back state tournament... Read More.
Some Iowa field corn has reached maturity. The latest crop report from USDA says one percent is mature, with 30 percent in the dent stage. That’s five days behind last year and a day off the five-year pace. Corn rated good to excellent stayed at 66... Read More.
Smithfield Foods has reached a $42 million settlement with several restaurants that claimed the meat processor conspired to inflate pork prices. The restaurants say that Smithfield along with several other companies – Hormel, Tyson Foods, Seaboard Foods, Triumph Foods and a database company –... Read More.