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  • Report Shows Slow Planting Progress

    USDA released the first crop progress report on April 13, documenting corn planting progress, and the results were well below the trade average guess of 3.6 percent. Just two percent of this year’s corn crop is in the ground, due largely to wet weather in the South. Normally planting progress at this time of year is about five percent complete. Here in Iowa, planting progress is usually one percent complete, and while some planters will roll across Iowa’s fields this […]

  • Candidate Clinton Making First Iowa Campaign Stops

    MONTICELLO, Iowa — Hillary Clinton is making her first campaign stop in Iowa Tuesday but not at a huge rally. Instead, she is taking a more personal approach. She is scheduled to tour the Jones County Regional Center of Kirkwood Community College in Monticello. She will participate in a round-table event with students and educators. On Wednesday, Clinton will be in Norwalk. She is scheduled to tour Capital City Fruit, where she’ll be speaking with members of the small business […]

  • Colfax Sheep and Goat Auction, April 11

    With Greek Easter this past Sunday, a period of high demand for sheep is in the rearview mirror. At the weekly sheep auction in Colfax Saturday, 390 head of sheep sold, with feeder lambs averaging $2.35 per pound. Fed lambs took in $1.55 per pound. Prices on the 132 head of goats ranged from $160 to $180.50 per head.  

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    New Polls Show Obama’s Approval Rating Dropping, Clinton with Slight Lead

    HAMDEN, Connecticut — A Quinnipiac University poll just released this Monday shows president Obama has a 40-percent approval rating in Iowa. 56 percent of Iowa voters disapprove of the job president Obama is doing. “Voters in Colorado, Iowa and Virginia are ambivalent about any proposed nuclear deal with Iran.  Two-thirds like the idea of an agreement that would restrict Iran’s ability to continue its nuclear weapons program in exchange for lifting economic sanctions,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of […]

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    Des Moines Police Investigating Bank Robbery, Photos of Suspect Released

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Police in Des Moines are investigating a bank robbery. At 9:55 a.m. Monday morning the Des Moines Police Communications center received a report of a robbery at the Bank of the West located at 2596 Hubbell Ave. The employees of the bank stated an adult white male entered the bank and handed a note to the bank teller demanding cash. He proceeded to flee northbound from the bank after he was given an undisclosed amount of […]

  • Iowa Football Receives Two Prime Time Home Games for 2015 Season

    IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Hawkeye football team hasn’t played a night game in Iowa City in three years, but this fall they’ll get two. The first game under the lights at Kinnick comes on Sept. 19 in a non-conference game against Pittsburgh.  The second game comes Nov. 14 against Minnesota in a battle for the Floyd of Rosedale, according to a Big Ten Conference announcement Monday. The last time Iowa played a night game at Kinnick Stadium was 2012 […]

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    New Iowa Poll Shows Voters Against Military Action in Iran

    A poll of Iowa voters shows most people are in favor of negotiating with Iran rather than waging war. The poll from Quinnipiac University found 74 percent of Iowans prefer negotiations with Iran when it comes to their nuclear program. However, 61 percent of those polled say Iran isn’t negotiating in good faith. 91 percent of Iowans also believe Iran’s nuclear program is a threat to the well-being of the United States

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    Progress On Watershed Projects

    At the East Nishnabotna Watershed Demonstration Project in Audubon County, partners and leaders met to see a side-by-side comparison of a field with cover crops and a field without. Farmer Tom Irlmeier says it started with the Natural Resource Conservation Service, “I said I’d be willing to work with them, curiosity was a lot of it, and also a little funding to help balance out the costs.” This project is a demonstration and education project according to Project Coordinator David Brand. When […]

  • ICubs Win Again, Another HR for Bryant

    MEMPHIS, TN – For the second straight game Kris Bryant hit a Homerun for the Iowa Cubs.  Bryant knocked a 3-run shot over the right field wall in the 7th inning to help Iowa beat Memphis 7-2 and earn a series split. After a slow first two games Bryant is now batting .313 with 2 homeruns, 7 RBI’s in 4 games. Addison Russell, the highly touted shortstop, hit his first homerun as an ICub.  Russell had 3 hits on the […]

  • Iowa Has High Costs In Restoring Wetlands

    With conservation reserve programs made to restore and preserve new wetlands across the nation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture asked researchers to analyze expenditures. The Economic Research Service determined the conservation program can cost anywhere between $170 to $6,100 per acre. The lowest costs are in western North Dakota and eastern Montana. The highest are in western Washington and Oregon and major corn producing states, particularly northwest Iowa. ERS researchers generated county-level estimates of wetland costs for each of the […]

  • THE INSIDERS: Martin O’Malley – Part 2

    Tyler McCubbin wants to teach and coach at Dowling Catholic High School.  Administrators however told him he no longer can teach there because he is openly gay.  Some have praised the decision for following the beliefs of the Catholic faith while others criticized it, including students who walked out of class Wednesday in protest. While the administrators at Dowling did not violate any Iowa laws, the issue of religious rights versus a person’s rights has been in the focus recently […]

  • THE INSIDERS: Martin O’Malley – Part 1

    Former Governor of Maryland and likely Democratic presidential candidate joins Channel 13’s Dave Price for the first time in this week’s edition of The Insiders. Is he the better candidate than Hillary Clinton to be the Democratic nominee for President in 2016?     For part 2, click here.

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