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.
Fourth of July Cookout Cost Up Slightly
America’s favorite Fourth of July cookout foods include hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, baked beans, potato salad, and milk, which will all cost a little more this year, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. However, the cost to feed a group of ten people comes …
Weekly Weather Update, June 26, 2016
It was another hotter than normal week across Iowa with highly variable precipitation. Daytime temperatures reached into the nineties somewhere in the state on every day except Thursday (23rd).
Weekly Crop Report, June 26, 2016
Iowa experienced highly variable weather conditions ranging from almost no precipitation to heavy rain and isolated hail during the week ending June 26, 2016, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Surviving the Heat
As we start to move into the heart of the summer, everyone needs to make sure they understand how to beat the heat.
Weekly Iowa Weather Summary, June 12, 2016
The reporting week began with seasonal temperatures and dry weather on Monday (6th). Tuesday was also dry and was the coolest day with daytime highs mostly in the seventies. Wednesday morning started out unseasonably cool but much warmer and more humid air began pushing into western Iowa by afternoo…
Oelwein American Legion to Retire Flags June 14, 2016
On Tuesday, June 14, starting at 6 p.m. in the Oelwein American Legion parking lot, all worn and faded flags that have been dropped at our location, will be retired with dignity and honor.
U.S. Cheeses Among the World’s Best
Earlier this spring, the United States won a large majority of the medals given out at the World Cheese Championships. Feedstuffs magazine reports expert judges from 16 countries critiqued nearly 3,000 different cheeses from 23 countries...
Ag Groups Fear USDA Lending Problems
Farm Service Agency loans or loan guarantees could be delayed this summer as demand is draining available funds, and that’s bad news for farmers and Ag lenders.
World Pork Expo, June 8-10 in Des Moines
World Pork Expo offers innovation, networking and education as more than 20,000 pork producers and ag professionals from across the world convene June 8-10 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. Presented by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), Expo showcases the world’s largest pork-sp…
Weekly Iowa Crop Report, May 29, 2016
Rain showers hindered fieldwork in Iowa during the week ending May 29, 2016, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Statewide there were 3.0 days suitable for fieldwork. Standing water was reported in some fields...