Trade expert calls Ag sector “resilient” during pandemic

IARN — A trade expert is praising the Ag sector’s ability to find ways to thrive during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Despite the pandemic, US ag exports have generated more than $270 billion for the US economy since 2019. Lynn Sandlin, business intelligence manager with Syngenta, says the agriculture industry has shown it is resilient under any circumstances. Read more

U.S. looking for trade action against fresh produce imports

IARN — Fresh produce coming into the United States is getting increasing scrutiny from the Trump Administration. Imported strawberries are now on the list of imported items that the administration wants to be investigated for possibly harming U.S. fruit and vegetable growers. Strawberry imports, mainly from Mexico, represent about 16 percent of the U.S. market, valued at approximately $2.5 billion every year. If the investigation proceeds, any potential trade action could result in higher strawberry prices in the U.S. market. Read more

Arlene Wittrock

Arlene Wittrock, age 94, of Primghar, passed away on Saturday, November 14th at Prairie View Home in Sanborn due to complications from COVID-19. Read more

Raiders Overcome Miscues; Soundly Defeat Briar Cliff

Two consecutive weeks of playing nearly flawless football in wins over Midland and Hastings, Northwestern overcame six turnovers to still handily defeat Briar Cliff 38-21 in GPAC action played today on Korver Field. The Raiders earned their seventh consecutive win, improving to 7-1 on the year; Briar Cliff drops to 1-7. Read more

Six Raiders Take First At DWU Open

Six Northwestern wrestlers won their respective brackets at the Dakota Wesleyan Open held today in Mitchell, S.D. Today’s event marked the season debut for Head Coach Rik Dahl’s squad; 19 Raiders competed and compiled an overall record of 35-31. Read more

Sports Scores For Saturday November 14th

The semifinal round of the high school football playoffs came to an end Saturday at the UNI-Dome. Our broadcast coverage featuresd Central Lyon/George-Little Rock taking on Camanche on KIWA FM 105.3. With a win the Lions are on to the championship game next Friday. Read more