Despite conditions, your corn needs nitrogen

IARN — The weather is dry and much of Iowa is in some sort of drought. Crop stress is never a good thing, especially when the corn is this young and trying to establish. That is why many farmers are being careful on any of their plans that could put additional stress on crops. We have talked with many agronomists who are cautioning farmers to hold off on herbicides, unless absolutely necessary, to avoid undue stress. However, there are some things that need to be taken care of, no matter what. One of those things is side-dressing nitrogen. Read more

Ernst working to expand access to telehealth in rural areas

IARN — Senators Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) are working together to lead a bipartisan effort to continue and increase access to telehealth for rural Iowans. The bill takes the current telehealth flexibilities that were created in response to the pandemic and makes them permanent, which will allow rural providers to expand their infrastructure without needing to worry about the telehealth flexibilities being temporary. Read more

Faith Kruse

Faith Kruse age 67, of Rock Rapids, died Sunday, June 13, at her home in Rock Rapids. Read more

Dordt To Receive More Than $192,000 In Grant Funding

Sioux Center, Iowa — Dordt University is one of nine institutions who will receive approximately $192,500 in grant funding from the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) and Scholarship & Christianity in Oxford (SCIO). Read more