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Hubbell campaigns with running mate Hart in Northwest Iowa swing

SIOUX CITY -- Iowa Democratic gubernatorial nominee Fred Hubbell said Iowans will come to embrace his running mate, Rita Hart, as they get to know her background and accomplishments. Hubbell is a business executive from Des Moines, and Hart is an eastern ... More Info...

Pork producer Seaboard Triumph Foods to ramp up production in Iowa

Seaboard Triumph Foods has announced its intention to significantly ramp up production at its plant in Sioux City, Iowa. The US firm, which sells pork in its home market and internationally, has targeted mid-October to begin second shift pork processing at ... More Info...

Parkland students spark Sioux City rally on gun control

They also made posters, then took them for a protest at the downtown Sioux City office of U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, later in the afternoon, where about 100 people turned out. Said Corin, “Steve King is not a morally just leader.” Charlotte Miller ... More Info...

Heavy rainfall causes wastewater runoff; some city wells could be affected

NE set for phase two of demolition Grain elevator in South Sioux City, NE set for phase two of demolition Family home relocated by semi near Sheldon, IA Family home relocated by semi near Sheldon, IA 5 sisters meet for the first time in 5 decades 5 sisters ... More Info...

Siouxland rivers flooded after heavy rainfall; Iowa governor issues disaster pro

As of Thursday morning, rainfall totals reached 3.05 inches in Orange City, Iowa; 3.1 inches in Yankton ... Gravel roads were reportedly flooded in several parts of northwest Iowa. The Sioux County Sheriff's Office released a notice Thursday morning ... More Info...

‘March for Our Lives’ tour stops in Sioux City

The bus tour is stopping in three Iowa Congressional districts represented by strong ... They also made posters for a planned afternoon protest outside of Congressman Steve King’s Sioux City office. She says they will hold a vigil at King’s office ... More Info...

Emma Gonzalez Is Protesting Iowa's Steve King. Here's Why

He denied that the post had been an attempt to bully Gonzalez, reported Iowa’s Sioux City Journal. Gonzalez Wednesday promoted a 2 p.m. protest and candlelight vigil outside King’s Sioux City office, with the simple promise to “see you there.” More Info...

RedHawks claim 5-3 win at Sioux City

SIOUX CITY, Iowa—The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks handed Sioux City, the team with the best record in American Association Baseball, a 5-3 loss Tuesday night. The RedHawks improved to 15-14 while Sioux City fell to 23-8. In the RedHawks two-run first inning ... More Info...

Major flooding causing problems in three-state area near Sioux Falls

In northwest Iowa, the Little Sioux River near Spencer and the Floyd River near Sheldon heading southwest to Sioux City are in a major flood warning. Among the biggest rainfall totals recorded in southeast South Dakota the past 48 hours were 5.67 inches in ... More Info...

Iowa seeks public input on highway rest areas, proposes closing 11 rest stops

The 10 lowest ranked rest stops are considered the least deserving of funds and include I 80’s eastbound stop near Davenport and several stops along Iowa’s western border near Omaha and Sioux City. Proposed closures of full-service and parking-only ... More Info...


A United Bid for the World Cup and Economic Opportunity

Maybe we can get along after all. That was my first thought after hearing the welcome news that the United States, Canada, and Mexico will co-host the World Cup in 2026. More Info...

Too Much Rain Makes Grain?

Last week corn conditions improved slightly to 78% good to excellent. So far this is a very good looking corn crop indeed. However, with huge rain totals in the last few days over a large portion of the Corn Belt how will this affect the crop? Is too much of a good thing a bad thing? More Info...

Additional cattle are continuing to come to feedyards, but fortunately

Additional cattle are continuing to come to feedyards, but fortunately there’s been several market factors at play to help offset beef supplies, at least for now, said Craig VanDyke, Top Third Ag Marketing. More Info...

The House cleared its version of the farm bill Thursday on its second

The House cleared its version of the farm bill Thursday on its second try with a vote of 213-211. Members of the House approved the bill which includes work requirements for some food stamp recipients under SNAP. More Info...

The House of Representatives rejected an immigration bill known as “th

The House of Representatives rejected an immigration bill known as “the Ag Act” (H.R. 4760) on a 193-231 vote Thursday. The conservative bill, sponsored by Congressman Bob Goodlatte of Virginia. More Info...

The House of Representatives has passed its version of the farm bill a

The House of Representatives has passed its version of the farm bill and it contains several changes that will benefit dairy farmers. More Info...

A ground beef recall has been issued for a natural beef product origin

A ground beef recall has been issued for a natural beef product originating from Texas. More Info...

Across the board, the agriculture industry is thrilled with the passag

Across the board, the agriculture industry is thrilled with the passage of the House farm bill. More Info...

Pork producers and cattlemen were happy with the version of the Farm B

Pork producers and cattlemen were happy with the version of the Farm Bill that was approved by members of the House on Thursday, and urge quick action by the Senate. More Info...

A bill proposed by Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) has praise from acr

A bill proposed by Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) has praise from across the dairy industry as a way to help revolutionize milk processing and address milk oversupplies. More Info...

President Trump proposed a reorganization of the federal government, a

President Trump proposed a reorganization of the federal government, aiming to combine the Education and Labor Departments and shift control of U.S. food aid programs away from the Agriculture Department. More Info...

Ahead of the Thursday House farm bill vote host Chip Flory brings in H

Ahead of the Thursday House farm bill vote host Chip Flory brings in House Ag Chairman Rep. Mike Conaway (R- Texas). Also joining the show is USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey, and Dennis Slater, president of AEM. More Info...

Not only could tariffs cause layoffs and financial uncertainty for equ

Not only could tariffs cause layoffs and financial uncertainty for equipment manufacturers, but they will increase the price farmers pay for machinery and potentially even halt the manufacturing of some machines. More Info...

Oil industry criticism prompted Trump administration officials to rest

Oil industry criticism prompted Trump administration officials to restart talks over a proposal that would force large refineries to use more biofuel to make up for exemptions granted to small facilities More Info...

The June Rural Mainstreet Index is released.

The June Rural Mainstreet Index is released. More Info...

BREAKING NEWS: The House passed the farm bill Thursday after taking a

BREAKING NEWS: The House passed the farm bill Thursday after taking a second vote on the measure. It passed on a 213-211 party-line vote More Info...

Chip Flory: Corn Has That "Lift"

There is fundamental support for a long-term, slow grind to the upside for corn. The May Supply & Demand Report from USDA featured a year-to-year 500-million-bushel cut to projected U.S. carryover. USDA also projected global corn consumption in 2018/19 will outpace global production by about 36 [...] More Info...

Steve Cubbage: Tech Troubles? Who Are You Going to Call?

Even though I wasn’t there in person it was an amazing sight to “watch.” Thanks to real-time telematics I was able to remotely observe a planter break the seeding speed limit—the pinnacle of precision agriculture technology in action. More Info...

The Weekly "2 Minute Drill" (grain/livestock)

Here's a few things we are keeping an eye on as we wrap up the week. More Info...

2018 was the warmest May on record. The last time that happened? 2012.

2018 was the warmest May on record. The last time that happened? 2012. More Info...

The 81-acre farm near Berrien Springs, MI, that served as Muhammad Ali

The 81-acre farm near Berrien Springs, MI, that served as Muhammad Ali’s retreat and training site is for sale. The farm, complete with a boxing ring, is offered by his widow for $2,895,037. More Info...

Commerce Sec. Ross is defending the tariffs as necessary to revive Ame

Commerce Sec. Ross is defending the tariffs as necessary to revive America’s steel and aluminum industries but even some members of the president’s party are criticizing the move. More Info...

Trade tension intensified this week as the U.S. attempted to pressure

Trade tension intensified this week as the U.S. attempted to pressure China into ceasing what President Donald Trump describes as unfair trade practices, including the theft of intellectual property and technology. More Info...

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX) is still coun

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX) is still counting votes, hours before the House is set to reconsider the farm bill. More Info...

Talk about extremes: Twin news stories are touting, respectively, savi

Talk about extremes: Twin news stories are touting, respectively, saving farm animals by going veggie, and breeding, raising and butchering them in your very own home slaughter operation. More Info...

AG TIME by John Walsh

It is my long term outlook that meal has the most downside on a relative basis. I am hoping there is a resolution in the Chinese duel. This would give the market a relief rally that in my opinion should be another selling opportunity. The Corn traded both sides. It is my thought that a low has been [...] More Info...

In times of low prices, some farmers and ranchers are looking for new

In times of low prices, some farmers and ranchers are looking for new ways to diversify their crop portfolios. More Info...

Daily Grain Market Update (6.21.18)

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Former Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy Senior VP will focus on growin

Former Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy Senior VP will focus on growing consumer dialogue More Info...

Planted Acreage Data Next Week Could Provide Surprises

Planted Acreage Data Next Week Could Provide Surprises More Info...

Government officials raided an Ohio meat processor in Ohio, arresting

Government officials raided an Ohio meat processor in Ohio, arresting 146 suspected illegal immigrants, the largest workplace raid in recent months. More Info...

Ag is taking action to combat declining pollinator populations. This w

Ag is taking action to combat declining pollinator populations. This week, industry, researchers and government join together to celebrate National Pollinator Week. More Info...

Tariffs: What they are and how they would work?

Tariffs: What they are and how they would work? More Info...

AgriTalk After The Bell Host breaks down the markets with Jerry Gidel

AgriTalk After The Bell Host breaks down the markets with Jerry Gidel of U.S. Commodities. USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey also stops by and Newsman Davis Michaelsen covers the day’s action. More Info...

It's a Farmer Forum! AgriTalk Host Chip Flory changes things up this w

It's a Farmer Forum! AgriTalk Host Chip Flory changes things up this week talking direct to consumer operations. He brings in producers from Iowa, Indiana, and Virginia to discuss their business.  More Info...

Squabbles over language are erupting across the food business as estab

Squabbles over language are erupting across the food business as established definitions for meat, mayonnaise and milk are also challenged by the likes of lab-grown 'meat', vegan spreads and almond drinks. More Info...

U.S. military may house immigrant children as Trump policy beset by confusion

WASHINGTON/MCALLEN, Texas (Reuters) - The U.S. military has been asked to get ready to house up to 20,000 immigrant children, officials said on Thursday, as President Donald Trump's efforts to roll back a widely condemned policy of separating children from their parents were beset by confusion.

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Melania Trump's jacket mixes message during visit to detained immigrant children

MCALLEN, Texas (Reuters) - Melania Trump, the wife of U.S. President Donald Trump, on Thursday visited children displaced by the country’s immigration crisis in Texas, only a day after Trump reversed course and ordered families to be kept intact when entering the United States illegally from Mexico.

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Exclusive: Tesla to close a dozen solar facilities in nine states - documents

LOS ANGELES/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Electric car maker Tesla Inc's move last week to cut 9 percent of its workforce will sharply downsize the residential solar business it bought two years ago in a controversial $2.6 billion deal, according to three internal company documents and seven current and former Tesla solar employees.

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Largest banks clear U.S. Fed's toughest annual stress tests

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The 35 largest U.S. banks are poised to put more money toward dividends, share buybacks and business investments, after clearing the first stage of an annual regulatory stress test on Thursday, showing they have enough capital to withstand an extreme recession.

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'Roseanne' spinoff called 'The Conners' to air on ABC in fall

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. broadcast network ABC said on Thursday it has ordered a 10-episode spinoff of comedy "Roseanne" that will air without any involvement of its creator Roseanne Barr, who sparked widespread outrage by tweeting a racial slur.

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Asian shares flirt with six-month lows as signs of tariff effects appear

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares were under pressure on Friday on signs U.S. trade battles with China and many other countries are starting to chip away at corporate profits, with oil prices choppy ahead of major producers meeting to discuss raising output.

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Intel CEO resigns after probe of relationship with employee

(Reuters) - Intel Corp Chief Executive Brian Krzanich resigned on Thursday after an investigation found he had a consensual relationship with an employee in breach of company policy.

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Conservative U.S. commentator Charles Krauthammer dies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pulitzer Prize winner Charles Krauthammer, who gave up a psychiatric career to become one of the leading conservative political commentators in the U.S. media, died on Thursday at the age of 68, the Washington Post and Fox News said.

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German carmakers join American farmers on front line of U.S.-China trade war

WASHINGTON/FRANKFURT/BEIJING (Reuters) - An increasingly shrill exchange of words between the United States and China that is threatening to trigger a global trade war has claimed another victim - Germany's auto sector.

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Trump: North Korea 'total denuclearization' started; officials see no new moves

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday North Korea was blowing up four of its big test sites and that a process of "total denuclearization ... has already started," but officials said there was no such evidence since a landmark summit last week.

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Trump tries to defuse immigrant crisis, but policy hit by confusion

WASHINGTON/MCALLEN, Texas (Reuters) - President Donald Trump ordered federal agencies on Thursday to begin reuniting immigrant families recently separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, but his efforts to roll back a policy that drew global condemnation were beset by confusion.

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Melania Trump's jacket mixes message during visit to detained immigrant children

MCALLEN, Texas (Reuters) - Melania Trump, the wife of U.S. President Donald Trump, on Thursday visited children displaced by the country’s immigration crisis in Texas, only a day after Trump reversed course and ordered families to be kept intact when entering the United States illegally from Mexico.

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Despite Trump order, border child separations could go on: legal experts

(Reuters) - The much-vilified U.S. policy of separating children from parents who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border could continue under certain circumstances because of ambiguous language in President Donald Trump's order meant to end the practice, legal experts said.

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Exclusive: Tesla to close a dozen solar facilities in nine states - documents

LOS ANGELES/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Electric car maker Tesla Inc's move last week to cut 9 percent of its workforce will sharply downsize the residential solar business it bought two years ago in a controversial $2.6 billion deal, according to three internal company documents and seven current and former Tesla solar employees.

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SEC judge appointments unconstitutional, U.S. high court says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court gave presidents more control over key jobs in federal agencies on Thursday, ruling that the way the Securities and Exchange Commission selected in-house judges who enforce investor protection laws violated the U.S. Constitution.

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'Heartbroken' father of designer Kate Spade dies at age 89

(Reuters) - The father of fashion designer Kate Spade has died just over two weeks after the suicide of his daughter, the family said on Thursday.

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Conservative U.S. commentator Charles Krauthammer dies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pulitzer Prize winner Charles Krauthammer, who gave up a psychiatric career to become one of the leading conservative political commentators in the U.S. media, died on Thursday at the age of 68, the Washington Post and Fox News said.

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U.S. State Department imposes visa ban on several DRCongo officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Thursday it had imposed visa bans on several senior officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo for corruption tied to the country's electoral process to send a "strong signal" about the need for a peaceful transfer of power.

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Three men indicted for Minnesota mosque bombing

(Reuters) - Three men from a rural community in Illinois were indicted on Thursday and charged for the 2017 bombing of a mosque outside Minneapolis, U.S. prosecutors said.

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Majority of Americans say Trump should agree to interview with Mueller: poll

(Reuters) - Most Americans think President Donald Trump should agree to an interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, if asked, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll shows.

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Obituaries credit to: KTIV

Camma Murphy, 43, Canton, South Dakota

Camma was born on June 13, 1975 and passed away on Thursday, June 21, 2018. Camma was a resident of Canton, South Dakota at the time of passing. More Info...

Betty Irene Swanson, 79, Whiting, Iowa

Betty Irene Swanson Betty Irene Swanson, 79, of Whiting, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, June 21, 2018, at Burgess Health Center in Onawa. Memorial services will be 10:00 A.M. Monday, June 25, 2018, at Skien Lutheran Church in rural Sloan, with Pastor Craig Bock officiating. Burial will follow in the Sloan Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Sunday, June 24, 2018, with a prayer service at 7:00 P.M., at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service in Onawa. Betty... More Info...

Dennis G. Bresnahan, 62, Ida Grove, Iowa

Dennis was born on December 8, 1955 and passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Dennis was a resident of Ida Grove, Iowa at the time of passing. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, June 25, 2018, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. Father Richard D. Ball will officiate; with Committal Services following in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery of Ida Grove, Iowa. A Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, June 24, 2018, at the... More Info...

Dreese Hieronimus, 84, Worthington, Minnesota

Dreese was born on August 25, 1933 and passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Dreese was a resident of Worthington, Minnesota. Memorial services will be held on Monday, June 25, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., at the Benson Funeral Home Chapel in Worthington, MN. Burial will be in the Worthington Cemetery. More Info...

Miriam Martha Muth, 64, Ireton, Iowa

Miriam was born on September 9, 1953 and passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Miriam was a resident of Ireton, Iowa at the time of passing. She graduated from the Sioux Center High School and from Northwestern College in Orange City with a degree in art. She was proud of bringing big city productions to the small town, such as the Vietnam Wall, Army Band, Navy Band, and the Nutcracker production. Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Associated Church in Hawarden, Iowa... More Info...

Sharon Marie Meirose, 78, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Sharon was born on February 20, 1940 and passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Sharon was a resident of Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the time of passing. She married Paul Edwin Meirose on October 4th, 1958 after graduating from Cathedral High School. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, June 25, 2018 at St. Lambert Catholic Church in Sioux Falls, SD. Visitation will begin at 5:00 PM on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at George Boom Funeral Home & Crematory in Sioux Falls... More Info...

Donald Borman, 82, Sioux Center, Iowa

Donald was born on July 25, 1935 and passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Donald was a resident of Sioux Center, Iowa at the time of passing. More Info...

Annette Marie Rush, 52, Sioux City, Iowa

Annette was born on November 6, 1965 and passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Annette was a resident of Sioux City, Iowa at the time of passing. More Info...

Robert Kenneth Roos, 97, Worthington, Minnesota

Robert was born on April 9, 1921 and passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Robert was a resident of Worthington, Minnesota at the time of passing. He later graduated from Shipboard Radio School, Aviation Radio School, and Aerial Gunnery School. Robert enlisted in the United States Navy in 1942. Memorial services will be held on Thursday, June 21, 2018, at 2:00 p.m., at the First Covenant Church in Worthington, MN, with Pastor John Stewart officiating. Private family burial will be... More Info...

Robert Wassenaar, 68, Hills, Minnesota

Robert passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Robert was a resident of Hills, Minnesota at the time of passing. More Info...

William Bill Hodgins, McCook Lake, South Dakota

William passed away on Monday, June 18, 2018. William was a resident of McCook Lake, South Dakota at the time of passing. Services will be 2:00 Friday, June 22 , 2018 at Mohr Funeral Home in South Sioux City. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the Funeral Home. More Info...

Timothy Dean Pedersen, 61, Sheldon, Iowa

Timothy was born on February 17, 1957 and passed away on Monday, June 18, 2018. Timothy was a resident of Sheldon, Iowa at the time of passing. His Memorial Service will be 10:30 A.M. Saturday, June 23, 2018 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sheldon, Iowa with Pastor Craig Nissen~ officiating. Burial will be in the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Sheldon, Iowa. Visitation with the family present will be from 5:00 ~ 7:00 P.M. Friday, June 22, 2018 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sheldon,... More Info...

Roger M. Sassman, 64, Cherokee, Iowa

Roger was born on October 29, 1953 and passed away on Monday, June 18, 2018. Roger was a resident of Cherokee, Iowa at the time of passing. More Info...

Ralph W. Godfrey, 95, Cherokee, Iowa

Ralph was born on May 10, 1923 and passed away on Monday, June 18, 2018. Ralph was a resident of Cherokee, Iowa at the time of passing. He graduated from Grand Meadow High School in 1942. He served in the U.S. Army during WW II being discharged as a Staff Sergeant on December 16, 1946. Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 22 nd , at 10:30 a.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, Iowa . Burial will be in the Sunset View Cemetery at Washta, Iowa with military rites by L.A.... More Info...

Gerald L. Christensen, 75, Rolfe, Iowa

Gerald was born on May 2, 1943 and passed away on Monday, June 18, 2018. Gerald was a resident of Rolfe, Iowa at the time of passing. Gerald was educated in West Bend, attended middle school in Columbia Falls, MT, before graduating from West Bend High School in 1961. Gerald served in the U.S. Army from 1961 - 1964 and was stationed in the Anchorage, Alaska area. More Info...