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Bertrand veers to re-enter Iowa Senate race in Sioux City

SIOUX CITY -- Rick Bertrand is returning as a statehouse candidate. After another Republican dropped out, the incumbent Sioux City state senator has veered from his prior decision to not seek re-elect... More Info...

Sioux County Showdown Series announced

ORANGE CITY, Iowa | Northwestern College and Dordt College have announced the beginning of the Sioux County Showdown Series for the 2018-19 school year. The Sioux County Showdown Series is a point-bas... More Info...

In Western Iowa, Group Pushes For Detox Center Serving Homeless, Native American

It’s such a waste of our resources.” Credit Data courtesy of the Sioux City Police Department. Graphed by Iowa Public Radio on Microsoft Excel. Ohman said the planned detox center would be for all, bu... More Info...

Sioux City Police Set to Retire Iconic Patrol Cars

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — For years, the sight of an oncoming Ford Crown Victoria has prompted drivers on Sioux City streets to steal a quick glance at their speedometers. The iconic sedan, which served ... More Info...

Locals gather to learn about new Sioux City medical marijuana dispensary

Dozens of people gather on Tuesday night to learn about Iowa's Cannabis Program, and what will happen once the doors open to Sioux City's dispensary in December. "I think they're on the right track, i... More Info...

Bertrand accepts GOP nomination in race for Iowa Senate District 7 seat

For months, State Senator Rick Bertrand, of Sioux City, vowed not to run for a third term in the Iowa Senate. A firm believer in term limits, the Republican said that he would only serve two terms in ... More Info...

Community petitions to save local park in northwest Iowa

In this Aug. 9, 2018 photo, neighborhood activists Brandy Cook, left, and Jon Anderson pose for a photo at a public park in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa. They petitioned the city to save the playgrounds and b... More Info...

Big Soo Terminal in Sioux City cited for March worker death

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - A workplace safety agency has cited transportation hub Big Soo Terminal in northwestern Iowa for a March incident that killed an employee. The Sioux City Journal reports that I... More Info...

Iowa Woman Uses HBOT Chamber to Treat Non-Healing Wounds

This post was contributed by a community member. Dana Mansfield from Sioux City, Iowa was initially diagnosed with a painful affliction known as Charcot Foot. However, this was not the only non-healin... More Info...

Dismissal of Iowa casino lawsuit ends long legal battle

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Years of litigation has ended with the dismissal of an Iowa lawsuit involving the former owner of the Argosy Sioux City riverboat casino and its nonprofit partner. The Missouri ... More Info...

BERTRAND “UNRETIRES” TO RUN FOR A 3RD TERM IN THE IOWA SENATE

The local businessman, who retired in April after finishing his second term in the Iowa Senate was nominated Tuesday evening by Sioux City Republicans to run again for the District 7 Senate seat. Bert... More Info...

Railroad acknowledges Iowa derailment was flood related

BNSF Railway acknowledged Friday that flooding played a role in a derailment that loosed thousands of gallons of oil into northwest Iowa floodwaters ... supplies of larger communities, including Sioux ... More Info...


Calibrating Potentiometers

A basic explanation of why calibrating farm equipment has become critical. More Info...

Daily Livestock Technicals (8.15.18)

What to expect from cattle and hogs in the back half of the week. More Info...

What I Need to Attach to Schedule k-1

Even more information will be required on passthrough income tax returns due to Section 199A. More Info...

When a group of newly weaned, co-mingled, stressed calves with unknown

When a group of newly weaned, co-mingled, stressed calves with unknown vaccination history or immune status arrive at a feedyard, managers and veterinarians can predict they are at a high risk for BRD. More Info...

While certain states’ crops flourish, drought, greensnap and disease i

While certain states’ crops flourish, drought, greensnap and disease in other states indicate only combines will tell the true yield story of 2018. More Info...

With the U.S. Department of Agriculture proclaiming September as Natio

With the U.S. Department of Agriculture proclaiming September as National Mushroom Month, the Mushroom Council is promoting bowls as a meal option from breakfast to dinner. More Info...

When scouting, it’s a good idea to track productivity in your fields.

When scouting, it’s a good idea to track productivity in your fields. Here are steps to determine production potential by individual field. More Info...

The 2018 edition of the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop tour steps-off this co

The 2018 edition of the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop tour steps-off this coming Monday. Will the 100+ scouts find those record breaking crops that USDA is projecting?​ More Info...

A sting operation in Oklahoma has resulted in the arrest of two cattle

A sting operation in Oklahoma has resulted in the arrest of two cattle thieves. More Info...

The California lemon market isn’t backing down from $50 cartons in mid

The California lemon market isn’t backing down from $50 cartons in mid-August, and tight supplies could exist well into September and even October. More Info...

Tuesday Tillerman Seeds LLC., a holding company established last year,

Tuesday Tillerman Seeds LLC., a holding company established last year, acquired assets and real estate of Legacy Seeds, Inc. This acquisition builds on Tillerman’s earlier purchase of DF Seeds, LLC. More Info...

Dairy groups and businesses approve of USDA decision to purchase $50 m

Dairy groups and businesses approve of USDA decision to purchase $50 million of milk for distribution to food banks and assistance programs. More Info...

The Senate passed an extension to Electronic Logging Device (ELD) impl

The Senate passed an extension to Electronic Logging Device (ELD) implementation for livestock haulers that would potentially give more time for regulators and Congress to fix hours of service rules. More Info...

There is a lot to talk about today on the Farmer Forum.

There is a lot to talk about today on the Farmer Forum. More Info...

Because the crop is further along in maturity than most years, Pro Far

Because the crop is further along in maturity than most years, Pro Farmer analysts expect results to be very close to actual yields. More Info...

Land O’Lakes gets creative in funding California digesters

Land O’Lakes gets creative in funding California digesters More Info...

According to the latest AEM Flash Report, July resulted in the second

According to the latest AEM Flash Report, July resulted in the second month in a row where all equipment categories tracked had positive sales year-to-date. More Info...

Along with their vigilance in avoiding any contact with foods or produ

Along with their vigilance in avoiding any contact with foods or products associated with animals, strict vegans also consume plenty of misguided ‘insights.’ More Info...

Procurement and quality assurance officials from four Japanese commerc

Procurement and quality assurance officials from four Japanese commercial feed millers visited the U.S. Grains Council late last month for an annual corn quality information exchange meeting. More Info...

Daily Grain Technicals & Fundamentals (8.15.18)

Are corn, soybeans, and wheat done rallying? More Info...

Crop Tours And Surveys Hope To Infuse Excitement Into Grains

Crop Tours And Surveys Hope To Infuse Excitement Into Grains More Info...

It’s a ‘sell it or smell it’ business, says the CEO of Smithfield Food

It’s a ‘sell it or smell it’ business, says the CEO of Smithfield Foods, Inc., which it part of the Chinese-owned WH Group. With the high Chinese tariffs, the company is finding markets elsewhere for its products. More Info...

What Wages Qualify?

For higher income farmers W2 wages paid can be very important. We explain why and how to calculate these wages. More Info...

The University of Arkansas has released a new nectarine, Effie, named

The University of Arkansas has released a new nectarine, Effie, named for a long-time university employee. More Info...

One economist says he hopes these issues can be resolved quickly becau

One economist says he hopes these issues can be resolved quickly because they are “disruptive and needless.”  More Info...

Syngenta’s newest seed treatment, a premix of three fungicide active i

Syngenta’s newest seed treatment, a premix of three fungicide active ingredients, recently received registration from the EPA. Vibrance Trio will be used on soybean seeds to ensure strong stands and fight disease. More Info...

Daily Livestock Technicals (8.14.18)

Cattle hold support again, time to buy? More Info...

Cattle feeding margins declined $34 per head last week as cash cattle

Cattle feeding margins declined $34 per head last week as cash cattle prices fell $2 per cwt. , leaving closeouts $5 per head in the red. More Info...

Denitrifying bioreactors, otherwise known as bark beds, are effective

Denitrifying bioreactors, otherwise known as bark beds, are effective in reducing nitrogen losses More Info...

U.S. soybean farmer’s biggest foreign competitor Brazil faces new chal

U.S. soybean farmer’s biggest foreign competitor Brazil faces new challenges as a judge moves to ban glyphosate until more toxicology studies are completed. The country will potentially increase soybean acres up to 5%. More Info...

As we saw last week in the USDA reports, the 2018 corn and soybean cro

As we saw last week in the USDA reports, the 2018 corn and soybean crops continue to grow. Jerry Gulke explains the consequences of growing too much of everything and the tariff war on U.S. agriculture. More Info...

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer has added 22 counties into a drought emergency

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer has added 22 counties into a drought emergency designation, helping open up water for emergency use. More Info...

In July, the Trump Administration tried to ease some farmers’ financia

In July, the Trump Administration tried to ease some farmers’ financial fears by announcing a $12 billion emergency aid package; aid that's still missing details on timing and amount. More Info...

R-CALF seeks to add states to injunction while NCBA vows to defend che

R-CALF seeks to add states to injunction while NCBA vows to defend checkoff against HSUS and other activists. More Info...

Farm Journal wants to help you address your agronomic management and t

Farm Journal wants to help you address your agronomic management and technology use this season with its 2018 Yield Tour program. The Tour is scheduled this Thursday in Murfreesboro, Tenn. More Info...

Guests include Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), U.S. Cattlemen’s Associatio

Guests include Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), U.S. Cattlemen’s Association Transportation Committee Chairman Steve Hilker, RFA president Bob Dinneen, and Vince Malagna of LaSalle Economics discusses the general economy. More Info...

Asian shares hit one-year low on Turkey, China worries

Asian shares hit fresh one-year lows in early trading on Thursday, while oil and precious metal prices also tumbled as Turkey's currency crisis and fears of an economic slowdown in China fanned worries about global growth.

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U.S. clergy sex abuse revelation fuels push to reform assault laws

The latest revelation of widespread child sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy has given impetus to efforts by legislators, including a Pennsylvania lawmaker who has said he was raped by a priest as a child, to make it easier to prosecute such cases.

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U.S. tariffs to stay on Turkey, Qatar offers Ankara aid

The United States on Wednesday ruled out removing steel tariffs that have contributed to a currency crisis in Turkey even if Ankara frees a U.S. pastor, as Qatar pledged $15 billion in investment to Turkey, supporting a rise in the Turkish lira.

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Scientists seek new ways to combat Florida's growing 'red tide'

Scientists in Florida are on the cusp of developing promising methods to control toxic algae blooms like the "red tide" that has been killing marine life along a 150-mile (240-km) stretch of the Gulf Coast, the head of a leading marine lab said on Wednesday.

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Trump says his steel tariffs will save the U.S. industry: WSJ

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday his tariffs on foreign steel are saving the U.S. industry and he predicted that in the future American steelmakers will mostly face domestic competition, the Wall Street Journal reported.

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New Mexico compound member in U.S. illegally over 20 years: government

A Haitian woman who was charged with child abuse at a New Mexico compound has been taken into custody by immigration authorities after living in the United States illegally for over 20 years, federal officials said on Wednesday.

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Colorado baker in case of Supreme Court sues state over 'persecution'

A Colorado baker who won a narrow Supreme Court victory over his refusal to make a wedding cake for a gay couple is suing the state after it launched another case against him for declining to create a cake for a transgender woman.

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Malaysian court to rule on women accused of killing brother of North Korean lead

A Malaysian court will decide on Thursday whether to continue hearing a case against two women charged with the murder of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, or acquit them.

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U.S. and Mexico to set up joint team to fight drug cartels

U.S. and Mexican law enforcement authorities will set up a joint team based in Chicago targeting the leaders and finances of drug cartels that ship opioids into the United States, aiming to stanch a spike in overdose deaths, officials said on Wednesday.

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SEC scrutiny of Tesla grows as Goldman hints at adviser role

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has sent subpoenas to Tesla Inc regarding Chief Executive Elon Musk's plan to take the company private and his statement that funding was "secured," Fox Business Network reported on Wednesday, citing sources.

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U.S. clergy sex abuse revelation fuels push to reform assault laws

The latest revelation of widespread child sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy has given impetus to efforts by legislators, including a Pennsylvania lawmaker who has said he was raped by a priest as a child, to make it easier to prosecute such cases.

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New Mexico compound member in U.S. illegally over 20 years: government

A Haitian woman who was charged with child abuse at a New Mexico compound has been taken into custody by immigration authorities after living in the United States illegally for over 20 years, federal officials said on Wednesday.

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Colorado baker in case of Supreme Court sues state over 'persecution'

A Colorado baker who won a narrow Supreme Court victory over his refusal to make a wedding cake for a gay couple is suing the state after it launched another case against him for declining to create a cake for a transgender woman.

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U.S. and Mexico to set up joint team to fight drug cartels

U.S. and Mexican law enforcement authorities will set up a joint team based in Chicago targeting the leaders and finances of drug cartels that ship opioids into the United States, aiming to stanch a spike in overdose deaths, officials said on Wednesday.

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White House cannot shield information on transgender military ban: judge

A federal judge in Baltimore rejected the Trump administration's request to shield information it employed when deciding to ban transgender people from the U.S. military.

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Ex-NYC union head convicted of taking bribe to invest in fund

A former head of New York City's correction officers' union was found guilty on Wednesday of accepting a bribe to steer union money to now-defunct hedge fund Platinum Partners for investing.

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Pennsylvania report details decades of sexual abuse by priests

Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania sexually abused thousands of children over a 70-year period and silenced victims through "the weaponization of faith" and a systematic cover-up campaign by their bishops, the state attorney general said on Tuesday.

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Turkish court rejects U.S. pastor's appeal, upper court yet to rule: lawyer

One Turkish court has rejected an American Christian pastor's appeal to be released from house arrest and for his travel ban to be lifted, but an upper court is yet to rule on the appeal, his lawyer told Reuters on Wednesday.

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U.S. and Mexico to set up joint team to fight drug cartels

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and Mexico will set up a joint team based in Chicago to target Mexican drug cartels, their leaders, and finances, officials said on Wednesday.

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As more women run for office, U.S. state legislatures are poised to change

As women line up to run for U.S. political office at historic rates, state legislatures - where some of America's most critical policy decisions get made - could see a slew of new female lawmakers after November's vote, according to a Reuters analysis of election data.

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Obituaries credit to: KTIV

Theresa E. Stevenson, 85, Hooper, Nebraska

Theresa passed away on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Theresa was a resident of Hooper, Nebraska at the time of passing. Read Less Moser Memorial Chapel Funeral & Cremation Services Fremont 2170 N Somers Ave. Fremont, Nebraska 68025 Express your condolences with gifts sent to Theresa's memorial service Express your condolences with flowers sent to Theresa's memorial service Order from Local Florists View & Sign. More Info...

Jaqueline Sue Evans, 53, Carroll, Iowa

Jaqueline was born on July 20, 1965 and passed away on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. Jaqueline was a resident of Carroll, Iowa at the time of passing. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at St. John Paul II Parish - St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Carroll. Burial will be in the Holy Family Cemetery near Lidderdale. Friends may call at the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home after 3:00 P.M. on Friday where there will be a Rosary at 4:00 P... More Info...

Phyllis Ann Sayner, 78, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Phyllis was born on February 3, 1940 and passed away on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. Phyllis was a resident of Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the time of passing. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 Friday at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 5500 E. 57th Street, Sioux Falls, SD. Interment will take place in at Bluffview Cemetery, Vermillion, SD. More Info...

Kristie Theesfeld, 56, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Kristie was born on January 4, 1962 and passed away on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. Kristie was a resident of Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the time of passing. More Info...

Richard Akkerman, 90, George, Iowa

Richard passed away on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. Richard was a resident of George, Iowa at the time of passing. More Info...

Agnes Stoolman, 96, Carroll, Iowa

Agnes was born on September 5, 1921 and passed away on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. Agnes was a resident of Carroll, Iowa at the time of passing. More Info...

Donald C. Tunender, 80, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Donald was born on January 8, 1938 and passed away on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. Donald was a resident of Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the time of passing. More Info...

Gladys Fodness, 93, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Gladys was born on December 7, 1924 and passed away on Monday, August 13, 2018. Gladys was a resident of Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the time of passing. She earned her teaching certificate and went on to graduate from Sioux Falls College with a teaching degree. Services will begin at 1:30 p.m. Friday, August 17 at West Prairie Lutheran Church, rural Lennox. Visitation with the family present, also at West Prairie Lutheran, will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. More Info...

Terry Allen Thiele, 67, Sioux City, Iowa

Terry was born on July 2, 1951 and passed away on Monday, August 13, 2018. Terry was a resident of Sioux City, Iowa at the time of passing. Terry grew up in Sioux City attended Sioux City Community Schools and graduated from Sioux City Central High School in the class of 1970. Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be from 4:00 - 8:00 P.M. Friday... More Info...

Gracia Vander Velde, Rock Valley, Iowa

Gracia passed away on Monday, August 13, 2018. Gracia was a resident of Rock Valley, Iowa at the time of passing. More Info...

Maurine M. Archer, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Maurine passed away on Monday, August 13, 2018. Maurine was a resident of Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the time of passing. More Info...

Beatrice Hoffman, 98, Worthington, Minnesota

Beatrice was born on July 20, 1920 and passed away on Monday, August 13, 2018. Beatrice was a resident of Worthington, Minnesota at the time of passing. More Info...

Marvin Bultena, 92, Lennox, South Dakota

Marvin was born on May 1, 1926 and passed away on Monday, August 13, 2018. Marvin was a resident of Lennox, South Dakota at the time of passing. Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 16 at Second Reformed Church, Lennox with burial to follow in the Lennox Cemetery. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service at the church. The family requests memorials to charity in lieu of flowers. More Info...

Arthur Goettig, 64, Lennox, South Dakota

Arthur was born on February 8, 1954 and passed away on Monday, August 13, 2018. Arthur was a resident of Lennox, South Dakota at the time of passing. Memorial services will begin at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 at the Lennox American Legion Hall. More Info...

Jeffrey Lee Paulson, 63, Manson, Iowa

Jeffrey was born on July 24, 1955 and passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2018. Jeffrey was a resident of Manson, Iowa at the time of passing. He was raised on a farm near Bradgate and went to school at Gilmore City/Bradgate Schools. Visitation will be held Saturday Aug. More Info...