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Flavors of Northwest Iowa scavenger hunt under way

July 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa — Farmers markets across northwest Iowa are open for business, offering consumers an opportunity to shop locally and see the variety of products in their own backyards. This year, Iowa State Extension has organized a scavenger hun…continue reading on

Produce or go: Deadline for 3 Stark County wells is midnight

October 30, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

If three decades-old Stark County oil wells aren’t producing by midnight tonight, they will have to be plugged and abandoned to make way for new production so land owners can get the most out of their investments. Continue Reading

Health-care grants produce partisan fighting

November 15, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

ST. PAUL A health-care spending political battle between Minnesota Senate Republicans and Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton heightened Tuesday when each side basically called the other a liar. Continue Reading

Consultant: Greenhouses provide cleaner produce

December 9, 2010 in The Jamestown Sun

Most of the produce hitting the grocery store today is grown outside of the country and consumers have no idea what goes into that produce, especially if it was field grown.
Steve Froehlich, a greenhouse consultant and ag engineer who is also a producer, spoke in Jamestown Thursday on the challenges and value of growing greenhouse produce. His greenhouses in Grasston, Minn., produce tomatoes and leaf lettuce for the commercial market. Continue Reading

S.D. man grows 1,674-pound pumpkin

October 8, 2010 in The Daily Republic

PARKER, S.D. (AP) A farmer in southeast South Dakota has grown a pumpkin nearly big enough to be Cinderella’s coach.

Kevin Marsh of Parker says the 1,674-pound pumpkin isn’t pretty it won an ugliest pumpkin award at a Colorado event. But it’s only 51 pounds shy of the world record listed by the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth. Continue Reading

A bumber crop of goodness

July 29, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

They’re called “community gardens.” And at two local schools, they’re producing a bumper crop of goodness excited students, a new way of learning, healthy meals for hungry families, new partnerships and more. Continue Reading

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