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Sioux City names finalist for assessor position

The Sioux City Conference Board plans to make an offer to candidate John Lawson, who currently serves as the assessor in Clay County, Iowa, according to City Councilman and Conference Board member Dan Moore. Moore told the Journal the board made the ... More Info...

Sioux City, IA 60 Second Forecast

Sioux City, IA 40 second local forecast from The Weather Channel. Current conditions, 5 day outlook, with highs, lows, and chance of rain BuzzVideos 0:22 More Info...

Iowa Man Convicted of Vehicular Homicide in Teen's Death

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A man accused of crashing his car into a river in western Iowa, killing a teenager, has been found guilty of vehicular homicide and eight other charges. The Sioux City Journal reports that a Crawford County jury convicted 26-year ... More Info...

Conservative Iowa city to host first gay pride festival

Conservative Iowa city to host first gay pride festival Orange City will host the three-day OC Pride 2017 event starting Friday, the Sioux City Journal reported. Check out this story on desmoinesregister.com: http://dmreg.co/2x92zVN More Info...

Kolpack: Bison should think about playing this game in Sioux City

The 20-yard game-winning touchdown pass came with six seconds remaining. Now, about that game in Sioux City, Iowa, which is about halfway to Macomb. Is it too late for Klieman to reschedule it at Morningside College's home field? The Bison rarely lost ... More Info...

Sioux City Journal editorial: Nation's opioid problem deserves attention in Iowa

Iowa isn't immune to America's opioid crisis. A new report by the University of Iowa shares troubling numbers about the extent to which this state faces a problem of opioid abuse. A class of drugs, opioids include legal pain relievers available by ... More Info...

Opioid crisis deserves Iowa's attention

This editorial originally appeared in the Sioux City Journal Oct. 12. Iowa isn’t immune to America’s opioid crisis. A new report by the University of Iowa shares troubling numbers about the extent to which this state faces a problem of opioid abuse. More Info...

Voting underway to select cover of next Iowa Travel Guide

“Voting closes at 10 a.m. on Tuesday and we’ll announce the winner on Wednesday, October 25, at the Iowa Tourism Conference (in Sioux City) and on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts,” O’Riley said. The 2018 Iowa Travel Guide will be ... More Info...

Orange City to host first gay pride festival

ORANGE CITY, Iowa (AP) -- A conservative city in northwest Iowa is hosting its first pride festival to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. The Sioux City Journal reports that Orange City will host the three-day OC Pride 2017 event ... More Info...


Changes needed in legislation, funding and oversight to protect Americ

Changes needed in legislation, funding and oversight to protect American agriculture from biological attacks. More Info...

APFN-US--Herbicide Dispute-Arkansas

Monsanto sues Arkansas board for banning disputed herbicide More Info...

Red and Apparently Dead

A glance at the weekly change table below shows a lot of red numbers, and not by just fractions of a percent. The notable exceptions (soy oil, hogs, oats) had good fundamental stories for the week. For the rest, the main theme for most of the week was a lack of price volatility. Options traders in [...] More Info...

Soil Health Partnership Enrolls 4,000-Plus Acres

The farmer-led program is collecting data on fields in 12 states to measure the economic benefits of cover crops, nutrient management and conservation tillage. More Info...

Packers were reluctant to raise bids on fed cattle, creating sparse tr

Packers were reluctant to raise bids on fed cattle, creating sparse trading activity. More Info...

ND--Drought-North Dakota

Senator calls for more USDA workers to respond to drought More Info...

CD Bell Farms started with a single pig in 1952, when Clare and Drew’s

CD Bell Farms started with a single pig in 1952, when Clare and Drew’s grandpa, Ludger Schilling Sr., received a pregnant sow as a wedding gift from his godfather. Now, the farm is home to more than 8,000 sows. More Info...

Fertilizer Merger Approved in India

Potash and Agrium recently received conditional merger approval in India. Approval came after the Competition Commission of India’s (CCI) review. More Info...

Trust and confidence make the difference in employee and family relati

Trust and confidence make the difference in employee and family relations. More Info...

We constantly talk about the changes occurring across the beef industr

We constantly talk about the changes occurring across the beef industry over the past two decades. This move was good for the livestock and poultry industries. More Info...

Pete's Pick of the Week: 1992 John Deere 4760 Tractor

This tractor is coming up for sale in November. More Info...

Ramped-Up Harvest Weighs on Corn, Soybeans

Corn and soybean futures faced pressure this week from improved weather for harvest activities. More Info...

Here's How to Keep Pests From Being an Unwelcome Surprise

A pest boss—one member of a farm’s management team in charge of everything involving weeds, insects and diseases—earns his keep by preventing surprises. “That’s his job—to never be caught off guard,” says Farm Journal Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie. “A p [...] More Info...

When asked how NAFTA talks were progressing, chief U.S. negotiator Joh

When asked how NAFTA talks were progressing, chief U.S. negotiator John Melle, said “fabulous.” But his comment was definitely one-sided and politically inspired. More Info...

KC Federal Reserve: Operating Loans on the Rise

The downturn in the farm economy is forcing more farmers to turn to banks for operating loans. The Kansas City Federal Reserve’s Ag Finance Databook is released each quarter. The latest report shows lending at agricultural banks stabilized in the third quarter of 2017, but the authors noted r [...] More Info...

Five Year Corn and Soybean Price Projections

Commodity prices have been challenging, but according to recent projections they likely won’t get any worse.  More Info...

Commodities Seek Transit Security

Severe weather underscores need for backup options to get grains to the rest of the world when ports are closed. More Info...

December 18, 2017 is the compliance deadline for the Electronic Loggin

December 18, 2017 is the compliance deadline for the Electronic Logging Device installation requirement. More Info...

Any farmer that has had forage tested bought hay or entered a hay show

Any farmer that has had forage tested bought hay or entered a hay show, there is a chance they are familiar with the acronym, RFV. More Info...

EPA Administrator Reinforces Support of RFS to Senators

It’s been a whirlwind week for the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). From initial changes, to the President stepping in and ordering EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to back down, as of Friday, the fate of the RFS is a little clearer. More Info...

Hard Lessons on the Farm can Have Positive Outcomes

Most of us who grew up on the farm learned how to work from our parents’ example. I can tell you that as a kid I learned how to do certain jobs by watching and listening, and sometimes I didn’t do either very well. More Info...

The Emergence of Urban Agriculture

Although practiced by city residents for millennia, urban agriculture has emerged in recent years as a novel way of addressing food deserts and generating income for groups striving to exit poverty. The upcoming farm bill may include some provisions to make such farmers eligible for key USDA assist [...] More Info...

Six Steps to Efficient Nutrient Use

Preventing fertilizer from leaving your fields lowers production cost while increasing yield. Oh yes—it also protects water resources. Sure, you’ve heard the warnings before, but it can be overwhelming to put nutrient management practices into motion. Start with these six steps to addre [...] More Info...

Small farm success is permanently intertwined with science.

Small farm success is permanently intertwined with science. More Info...

What's in Your Fuel Tank?

With harvest in full swing, it’s time to ask yourself: What’s in your fuel tank? The answer may surprise you. More Info...

Morning Grain Commentary from Blue Line Futures

The grain markets have been relatively quiet this week, but could it be the calm before the storm? These are a few of the fundamentals and technicals we are looking at as we look towards next week. More Info...

Argentina to Plant Fewer Soybeans

Grain markets continue to monitor harvest results as extended weather forecasts look to get colder in the US Midwest. We hope you'll consider listening in to our webinar Tuesday night next week - see details below. More Info...

A study looks at the potential for antibiotic resistance in calves fed

A study looks at the potential for antibiotic resistance in calves fed waste milk. More Info...

Hoffman's Forecast: Will Rains Put the Brakes on Harvest?

Mike Hoffman's AgDay forecast for October 20, 2017 More Info...

While there’s nothing you can do as an employer to keep any of your wo

While there’s nothing you can do as an employer to keep any of your workers from being swept up in an immigration raid, there are some things you can do to protect yourself. More Info...

Low Hour 1993 CaseIH 7120 Tractor Coming Up For Sale

Machinery Pete spotlights a 1993 CaseIH 7120 tractor with only 3,659 hours coming up for sale on a farm auction in southwest Minnesota November 30, 2017. Sale by Henslin Auctions More Info...

Florida Senator Blocks Nominee Over Citrus Disaster Aid

A Florida senator is blocking one of President Donald Trump's nominees in frustration over the White House's decision to delay disaster money for the state's citrus growers. More Info...

Blue Line Futures: Livestock Roundup & 2 Minute Drill (Grains)

The cattle on feed report is getting closer and closer and we can see that in the increased volatility over the past two sessions as market participants look to tighten up their book. More Info...

Trump considers Fed's Powell, economist Taylor to lead central bank

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is considering nominating Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell and Stanford University economist John Taylor for the central bank's top two jobs, in an apparent bid to reassure markets and appease conservatives hungry for change.

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Trump tax cut plan gains momentum after U.S. budget vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's tax reform plans won partial support on Friday when Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul said he was "all in" for massive tax cuts, but the party was still far from united over how to achieve the main item on its domestic agenda.

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Trump's Obamacare shift complicates ability to work with Democrats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's disavowal this week of a bipartisan agreement to stabilize Obamacare has further eroded the already minimal trust congressional Democrats had in him, complicating prospects for gaining their cooperation on a range of issues.

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Trump administration considers pausing U.S. refugee family reunification program

NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Trump's administration has drafted a plan to pause a program that allows family members join refugees already settled in the United States until they can undergo increased security checks, two sources with knowledge of the situation told Reuters.

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Three charged in shooting after white nationalist's Florida speech

(Reuters) - A Texas man who shot at protesters after a white nationalist's speech at the University of Florida and two brothers who urged him to "kill them" have been charged with attempted homicide, police said on Friday.

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U.S. court blocks immigrant teen's bid to obtain abortion

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday prevented an illegal immigrant teen-ager detained by the government from immediately obtaining an abortion, although it left open the possibility she could undergo the procedure within days.

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Partisan feud undercuts Trump-Russia probe, U.S. Democrats charge

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats on a congressional panel say members of its Republican majority are trying to sabotage an investigation into suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, raising concerns the two parties will reach contradictory conclusions.

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Canada's Liberals look to economy to guide them past ethics scandal

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government has been badly shaken by a conflict-of-interest controversy about his finance minister, but the Liberal government's upcoming fiscal update offers an opportunity to reset the public focus on Canada's strong economy, political observers say.

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Senate panel postpones hearing with Trump lawyer Cohen in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate Intelligence Committee investigating U.S. allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 election said on Friday it had postponed a public hearing with Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's lawyer, and it would be rescheduled.

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Having nuclear weapons 'matter of life and death' for North Korea: agency

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Pyongyang does not plan to hold any talks with Washington about its nuclear program, a senior North Korean diplomat said on Friday, declaring that possessing nuclear weapons was a matter of life and death for North Korea, the RIA news agency reported.

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Three charged in shooting after white nationalist's Florida speech

(Reuters) - A Texas man who shot at protesters after a white nationalist's speech at the University of Florida and two brothers who urged him to "kill them" have been charged with attempted homicide, police said on Friday.

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Trump launches petition against NFL players' anthem protests

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has stepped up the pressure on the National Football League over protests by its players during the national anthem by launching a petition and asking his supporters to show their patriotism by backing it.

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Lawyer charged alongside Martin Shkreli goes on trial

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jurors were presented with a stark choice during opening statements Friday in the trial of Evan Greebel, the lawyer charged with conspiracy alongside former drug executive Martin Shkreli: was he Shkreli's "right hand man," or a victim of his deceit?

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U.S. judge wrestles with issue of Indonesian immigrants

BOSTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge wrestled on Friday with how much longer she can delay a Trump administration move to deport 47 Indonesian Christians who fled deadly violence in that country two decades ago and have been living illegally in New Hampshire under an informal deal with immigration officials.

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Alphabet balloon project to provide limited internet in Puerto Rico

(Reuters) - Experimental communications balloons provided by Alphabet Inc in collaboration with AT&T Inc will allow some of the carrier's customers in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico to send texts and access critical information on the internet, Alphabet said on Friday.

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Pharmacist's 'deadly' choices sparked U.S. meningitis outbreak: prosecutors

BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal prosecutor told jurors on Friday that a Massachusetts pharmacist gambled with patients' lives by making drugs in unsafe ways that led to a deadly 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak, but a defense lawyer said he was no murderer.

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Oil barge explosion off Texas kills one, fire now out

(Reuters) - At least one person was killed and another was missing on Friday after an oil barge being pulled by a tug boat caught fire and exploded in the Gulf of Mexico off Texas, officials said.

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U.S. court blocks immigrant teen's bid to obtain abortion

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday prevented an illegal immigrant teen-ager detained by the government from immediately obtaining an abortion, although it left open the possibility she could undergo the procedure within days.

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Florida programmer sentenced to 16 months for bitcoin exchange scheme

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Florida software engineer was sentenced to 16 months in prison on Friday after being found guilty of scheming to help an illegal bitcoin exchange avoid having banks and regulators look into its activities.

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Creditors win closely watched appeal in Momentive bankruptcy

WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court in New York on Friday ruled in favor of senior creditors who had contested interest rates imposed on them during the bankruptcy of silicone maker Momentive Performance Materials, reversing a decision that had sparked alarm among lenders.

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St. Thomas Orthodox Church

1100 Jones St (11th),  Sioux City, IA 51105
(712) 258-7166 Feature

900 6th St (at Jennings St.),  Sioux City, IA 51101
(712) 255-5559 Feature

Congregation Beth Shalom

815 38th St,  Sioux City, IA 51104
(712) 255-1990 Feature

First Lutheran Church

3939 Cheyenne Blvd,  Sioux City, IA 51104
(712) 239-3942 Feature

Central Baptist Church

4001 Indian Hills Dr,  Sioux City, IA 51108
(712) 239-1000 Feature

4242 Natalia Way,  Sioux City, IA 51106
(712) 276-6281 Feature

2032 S Cypress St (4th Avenue),  Sioux City, IA 51106
(712) 276-2667 Feature

3012 Jackson St,  Sioux City, IA 51104
(712) 277-2949 Feature

St. Michael's Church

2223 Indian Hills Dr,  Sioux City, IA 51104
(712) 239-2411 Feature

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

5000 Military Rd,  Sioux City, IA 51103
(712) 233-1652 Feature

Southern Hills Baptist Church

4301 Old Lakeport Rd,  Sioux City, IA 51106
(712) 276-9376 Feature

Morningside Church of Christ

5015 Garretson Ave,  Sioux City, IA 51106
(712) 276-2713 Feature

Heartland Community Baptist Church

2201 W 19th St,  Sioux City, IA 51103
(712) 255-5989 Feature

Mayflower Congregational UCC

1407 W 18th St (Rebecca St),  Sioux City, IA 51103
(712) 258-8278 Feature

511 S. Lewis Blvd.,  Sioux City, IA 51106
(712) 226-3667 Feature

4310 Old Lakeport Rd,  Sioux City, IA 51106
(712) 276-4096 Feature

5601 Sunnybrook Dr,  Sioux City, IA 51106
(712) 276-5814 Feature

Obituaries credit to: KTIV

Dale E. Birkland, Moorland, Iowa

Dale E. Birkland Moorland - Dale E. Birkland 94, passed away Friday, October 20, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society in Manson. Funeral services are pending at the Palmer Funeral Home, Gowrie. More Info...

Paul W. Schopke, 53, Pender, Nebraska

Paul was born on September 30, 1964 and passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017. Paul was a resident of Pender, Nebraska at the time of passing. He graduated from Wakefield High School in 1983 and attended Northeast College for two years. Funeral services will be Monday, October 23, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Pender, NE; Rev. Kathy Montira will be officiating. The visitation will be Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Munderloh-Smith... More Info...

Dennis VanBriesen, 74, George, Iowa

Dennis was born on September 29, 1943 and passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017. Dennis was a resident of George, Iowa at the time of passing. More Info...

Joleen Ann Lueth, 71, Dunlap, Iowa

Joleen was born on March 30, 1974 and passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Joleen was a resident of Dunlap, Iowa at the time of passing. More Info...

Karen Marie Huffman, 79, Spirit Lake, Iowa

Karen was born on July 23, 1938 and passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Karen was a resident of Spirit Lake, Iowa at the time of passing. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the Schuchert-Lentz Funeral Home in Spirit Lake. A visitation will be held one hour prior to service time on Saturday at the funeral home. More Info...

Lester Schrum, 97, Denison, Iowa

Lester was born on September 14, 1920 and passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Lester was a resident of Denison, Iowa at the time of passing. More Info...

Wilma J. Mathison, 89, Little Sioux, Iowa

Wilma J. Mathison Wilma J. Mathison, 89, of Little Sioux, Iowa died Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Pleasant View Care Center, Whiting, Iowa. Funeral Services will be 10:30 A.M. Monday, October 23, 2017 at the Faith Lutheran Church in Onawa, Iowa with Vicar Shari Schwedhelm, officiating. Burial will be in the Little Sioux Cemetery, Little Sioux, Iowa. Visitation will be 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Sunday, October 22, 2017 at the Rush Family Chapel in Onawa, Iowa with a prayer service at 7:00 P.M. Arrangements are under... More Info...

Susan Gottsch, 53, Hinton, Iowa

Susan was born on March 22, 1964 and passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Susan was a resident of Hinton, Iowa at the time of passing. Services will be held at 4:00 P.M. Monday, October 23, 2017 at Faith United Presbyterian Church with Pastor David Koehler officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 4-8 P.M. with the family present from 6-8 P.M. and a prayer service at 7:00 P.M. at Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel. More Info...

Everett W. Glienke, 87, Webb, Iowa

Everett was born on September 1, 1930 and passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Everett was a resident of Webb, Iowa at the time of passing. Memorial services are pending at the Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids. More Info...

Arvin George Schmidt, 85, Hartley, Iowa

Arvin was born on September 2, 1932 and passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Arvin was a resident of Hartley, Iowa at the time of passing. His childhood years were spent in Moneta, IA, where he received his education, graduating from Moneta High School. Arvin entered the military in 1953 and served with the U.S. Army until his Honorable Discharge in 1954. Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M., Friday October 20th, 2017 at the Hope Lutheran Church in Everly. Pastor Dan Taylor... More Info...

Mary J. Baumert, 75, Scribner, Nebraska

Mary was born on January 5, 1942 and passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Mary was a resident of Scribner, Nebraska at the time of passing. She was raised on a farm near West Point and graduated from Guardian Angels High School. Memorial Mass will be at 10:30am Saturday, October 21st at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Scribner. Visitation with the family will be Friday, October 20th from 4pm to 7pm with a prayer service at 7pm at the church. Private burial will take place at a... More Info...

Lorene Schuller, 89, Hawarden, Iowa

Lorene was born on July 24, 1928 and passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Lorene was a resident of Hawarden, Iowa at the time of passing. She was raised on a farm in Harrison County and graduated from Logan High School in 1946. Funeral Service will be 3:30 p.m. Sunday, October 22, 2017 at the Ireton Community Center in Ireton, Iowa with Dean Dykstra and Doreen Beyer officiating. Burial will follow at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Ireton. Visitation with the family will begin at 2... More Info...

William Rubin, 67, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

William was born on November 30, 1949 and passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. William was a resident of Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the time of passing. More Info...

Gertrude Van Beek, 72, Sioux Center, Iowa

Gertrude was born on December 12, 1944 and passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Gertrude was a resident of Sioux Center, Iowa at the time of passing. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 20, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Home in Sioux Center, IA with Rev. Marvin Van Donselaar, officiating. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery at Sioux Center, IA. Visitation will be Thursday, October 19th from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. with the family present from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the... More Info...

Bonnie Lou Andersen, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Bonnie passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Bonnie was a resident of Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the time of passing. More Info...


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