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Agriculture

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 ...

Seed Library Returns to Gladbrook Public Library

Now is the time to start many seeds indoors for transplanting into the garden outdoors when the weather warms. Even those who prefer to purchase transplants for that purpose are planning the rest of the garden and looking for seeds. Thanks to the efforts of Tama County Master Gardeners, Lisa ...

Spring dreams bloom at Five R Farm

While folks across Iowa were springing their clocks ahead last weekend, rural Reinbeck farmer Holly Roberston was springing into action in her high tunnel – getting a jump start on the season’s early plantings. Robertson and her husband Ben Robertson own and operate Five R Farm – a ...

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 ...

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: ...

DNR presents hunting season recap in Tama County

After a year of heightened interest around outdoor activities like hunting and fishing due to the conditions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, hunting statistics across multiple categories and seasons are showing slight declines in participation. Through the month of February, the Iowa ...