Liz Brown born in Waterloo, raised in Sumner, grew up in Nashua and lives in Oelwein - Always on the move, but keeping her heart and feet planted in Iowa. Liz is the proud mother of 2 boys and a girl.....and blessed with a grandson too. When not at work Liz enjoys seeking new adventures, finding new places to eat or shop, cooking & baking, wine tastings and spending time with family & friends. Many have told Liz that she has a smile and laugh all her own.
Millennials are Big Organic Consumers
The Organic Trade Association says millennials are big consumers of organic foods and other organic products. OTA announced the U.S. Families’ Organic Attitudes and Beliefs 2016 Tracking Study during a conference last week. The survey shows about 52 percent of household heads that bu…
Farm Bureau Survey Shows Lower Food Prices
The annual Fall Marketbasket survey by the American Farm Bureau Federation shows lower retail food prices compared to the same time last year.
Iowa Weekly Crop Report, September 25, 2016
Although southeast Iowa had 6.4 days suitable for fieldwork, statewide there were just 3.6 days suitable for the week ending September 25, 2016, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Area School Dismissals, Thursday Sept 22, 2016
Due to flooding, some area schools are dismissing early or have closed.
Ag Confidence Continues to Decline
The recent Ag Confidence Index compiled by DTN reached the lowest score recorded since the poll began. Known as the ACI, the August results from farmer surveys produced the lowest score, of 72 in the seven-year history of the index. One year ago, the ACI was a more neutral 98...
Iowa Weekly Crop Report, September 18, 2016
Another week of rain and storms kept producers out of the fields much of the week ending September 18, 2016, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Statewide there were only 3.3 days suitable for fieldwork, but farmers in east central and southeast Iowa had over 5...
EPA Violated Personal Privacy of Farmers and Ranchers
The Environment Protection Agency violated the personal privacy rights of thousands of farmers and ranchers. That unanimous ruling came from the United States Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday. The ruling concerns the EPA’s decision in 2013 to release to three environmental groups a large nu…
2016 Fire Convention, Games and Parade in Waverly
Calling all Firefighter fans, big, small, young and not as young. The 138th Iowa Firefighters Association Convention is in full gear in Waverly this weekend. The public is invited to cheer on the men and women from their favorite firehouse during friendly games and competitions Saturday in dow…
USDA Announces Additional Farm Loan Funding
The Department of Agriculture Friday announced more funding for farm operating loans. Farm Service Agency administrator Val Dolcini announced the funding to assist more than 1,900 approved applicants who are awaiting farm operating loans...
Cedar Valley Farmer Up For America’s Pig Farmer of the Year
The National Pork Board has announced the four finalists who are vying to become the 2016 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year.One is from Cedar Valley.