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Agriculture

Tree elves take Tama County by storm

In a fitting end to the nationwide celebration that was Stewardship Week 2022 and in honor of the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day, a pair of ‘tree elves’ from the Tama County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) office – conservation assistant Melody Bro and ...

Proposed Tama Co. hog confinement proves controversial

Iowa Select Farms sent Ken Pliner and three other representatives to meet with the Tama County Board of Supervisors on April 25 to answer questions and concerns from the community. The main frustration from residents who attended the meeting was a lack of communication from Iowa Select to ...

Hinson visits Tama County, discusses Iowa Premium plant

U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson (R-Iowa) visited Tama County’s Iowa Premium plant on April 21, and although press was not allowed inside the building for this particular visit, Hinson dropped by the offices of the Tama-Toledo News Chronicle to talk about her visit and stake her claim as to why she ...

Who will be the 2022 Corn Cob Queen?

Anderson Funeral Homes of Gladbrook is sponsoring the Corn Cob Queen contest held during Gladbrook's 100th Corn Carnival. This is the 13th year for the Corn Cob Queen Contest. Past winners have been 2009 Sara Heishmann/Marlene Wiebensohn, 2010 Dave Wurr, 2011 Rose Russell, 2012 Jodi Betts, 2013 ...

Concerns surface for Tama County’s eagles amid wind energy expansion

Dotted across the rural Iowa landscape – built in gnarly cottonwoods situated along creeks that cut through farm fields – active bald eagle nests are often a well-kept secret among the local farmers and rural residents who wish for nothing more than their nation’s symbol to be left ...

Iowa’s amazing garden stories

Did you know that the Delicious apple, 4-H, hybrid corn, Earl May Garden Centers, Better Homes & Gardens and other innovations with state and national impact have their roots in Iowa? Darcy Maulsby, an author, historian and Iowa’s Storyteller from Lake City, will share these fascinating ...

Iowa Crop Progress and Weather Report

Snow, high winds, and continued cold conditions limited Iowa farmers to 2.8 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending April 17, 2022, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Farmers have been applying anhydrous and fertilizer, spreading manure, tilling fields, ...

Reinbeck Farmers Market call for vendors

Do you have veggies, flowers, crafts, or baked goods you would like to sell all while enjoying a fun community event? The Reinbeck Farmers Market is looking for vendors! The market will be held every Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. beginning in June and running through early fall. ...

Tama SWCD promotes Stewardship Week

The Tama Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD), in partnership with the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD), is celebrating Stewardship Week from April 24 – May 1. The theme of the week is titled “Healthy Soil: Healthy Life.” Our health and well-being are ...

Pork Producers hold annual banquet

Members of the Tama County Pork Producers met on Jan. 15 at the Traer Memorial Building for the Annual Tama County Pork Producers Banquet. The meal was prepared by Spanky's and Tama County 4-H members assisted in serving. Tama County Pork Producers President Phillip McKenna presided over the ...