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    Morning Agribusiness (6/15/12)

    Ken Root has your Friday morning business report.

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    Morning Agribusiness (6/14/12)

    Ken Root has your Thursday morning agribusiness report.

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    Morning Agribusiness (6/13/12)

    Ken Root has your Wednesday morning agribusiness report.

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    Morning Agribusiness (6/12/12)

    Ken Root has your Tuesday morning agribusiness report.

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    BRAZIL BOUND: Local Girl Scouts Headed To Conference

    Some junior high inventors from Story County are taking their invention to an international conference in Brazil. “The Flying Monkeys”–a group of 8th and 9th grade girl scouts from Ames and Gilbert have been invited to the international conference on science in Rio de Janeiro later this week. The girls invented a prosthetic hand for a young girl two years ago. They’ll present the hand, called the bob-one, at two different events in Brazil. The girls have already been invited […]

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    SOYBEANS SUFFERING: Iowa Needing More Rain

    Soybeans are suffering across the state due to lack of rain, and the rain that fell last week just wasn’t enough. Soybean fields are suffering the most because the plant’s roots aren’t long enough to reach deeper groundwater. “Almost everything, except Northwest Iowa, needs some rain soon.  We’re probably going to have some hot weather in the next week or so and it needs some rain going into that.  It’s not in bad shape if it gets that rain, but […]

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    SWEET TREAT: Cookies To Help Cancer Foundation

    Cookies for a Cure kicks off Tuesday at Hy-Vee stores across the state. For each cookie sold, Hy-Vee is donating a penny to the leukemia lymphoma society. The campaign kicks off Tuesday at metro Hy-Vee stores and will continue through June 25th. The money raised will fund programs and services for people battling blood cancers as well as their families. Cookies for a cure raised more than $5,400 dollars last year.

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    FARM BILL: House And Senate Discuss

    The extensive food, farm and jobs bill is being discussed in Washington and in Iowa. Congressman Bruce Braley and U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack hosted a listening session in Maquoketa on Monday to get feedback on the 10-year, 1-trillion-dollar bill. Both the U.S. Senate and House have different plans for the bill. The senate is currently debating its version and the house doesn’t have its legislation complete, but it is expected to cut more spending to nutrition programs. Nutrition spending […]

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    Morning Agribusiness (6/11/12)

    Ken Root has your Monday morning agribusiness report.

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    PORCH FIRE: Cigarette Causes Apartment Damage

    Urbandale firefighters put out a porch fire at an apartment complex Sunday afternoon. Crews were called the West Pointe apartments around 2 p.m. Sunday.  Fire fighters believe that a cigarette inside a can on the porch ignited the fire. Crews were able to contain the fire to the outside wall of the building. Officials say they see these kinds of fires more often than they’d like. The fire caused about ten thousand dollars in damage. Officials say once the flames […]

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    HIT AND RUN: Car Fled Scene Of Accident

    Windsor Heights Police are looking for a driver who fled the scene after causing a two car accident on Sunday. Around 5 p.m., traffic came to a halt on I-235 just past the 63rd street exit. Police say the driver of a PT Cruiser side-swiped a Maxima…that in turn hit a Ford pickup. The truck rolled over…trapping a passenger inside. Both people in the pickup went to the hospital with minor injuries. Police arrested the driver of the Maxima for […]

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