One more chilly day today, but the rest of the week should put a smile on your face! We’ll have some breezy conditions, but look for plenty of sunshine most days.
Northwest Iowa — When farmers eventually get back into their fields this fall, they will undoubtedly be doing some soil sampling. An expert is suggesting that they take an extra sample of their soybean fields for soybean cyst nematode.
Hartley, Iowa — A group from Harvard Law School is in Hartley today to talk about the United States Postal Service and local post offices.
Sioux Falls, South Dakota — Extension offices across northwest Iowa have offered the “Annie’s Project” program a number of times in our area. If you’ve always wanted to learn more, another opportunity to take part in the program for women in the agriculture industry is coming up just outside our area. Read more
Ames, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Transportation has implemented a couple of changes as workers prepare for another winter of battling snow and ice on the state’s roads. A former Rock Rapids resident, who’s now the Iowa DOT’s winter operations administrator, says cameras will be installed in ALL snow plows and still images will be posted online. Here’s Craig Bargfrede. Read more
Ames, Iowa — Between international trade troubles and the continued rain that’s hampering the harvest, many Iowa farmers are getting stressed. Tammy Jacobs, a coordinator with the Iowa Concern Hotline, says they’ve seen a slow but steady increase in the number of calls from farmers in recent months, with a ten-percent spike in July alone. Jacobs says the pressure of the harvest can ratchet up nerves.