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Sioux City upgrades alert system for fire and rescue calls

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - Sioux City's fire department is using a new station alert system that officials say should trim several seconds off response times. The system generates a computerized voice fo... More Info...

Sioux City Detox Center Details Being Finalized

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Advocates for the homeless in Sioux City will likely seek government funding as they push for the establishment of a detoxification center to help those who suffer from drug an... More Info...

As workers' comp spending explodes, Sioux City to look at insurance switch

Its staff are employees of the Iowa League of Cities. Sioux City's workers' compensation costs have been steadily increasing over the past few years. They were among the main reasons cited for an incr... More Info...

Tests Ordered For Iowa Man Accused In Nebraska Man's Death

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - A judge has ordered mental competency tests for an Iowa resident accused of helping to kill a Nebraska man in Sioux City. Woodbury County District Court records say the tests w... More Info...

Five questions with Incubus ahead of its Sioux City, Iowa, concert

Incubus has been on a tear. After a span of six years without a new record, the alt rock band bounced back with "8," a collection of hard-charging new tracks released last year. And now the band is on ... More Info...

The best smartwatches - KTIV News 4 Sioux City IA: News, Weather and Sports

The smartwatch phenomenon began in earnest during 2015, but now it’s in full swing. The latest-and-greatest smartwatches are a big improvement over their unsightly first and second generation counterp... More Info...

Person dies after being trapped in grain bin in northwest Iowa

The person's name is being withheld for the time being. Remsen is located about 40 miles northeast of Sioux City. Rescuers and first responders from the Plymouth County Sheriff's Department, Remsen Fi... More Info...

In narrow decision, Sioux City Council halts pursuit of 18th Street viaduct

Sioux City is currently self-insured up to $500,000 per workers' compensation claim. Staff on Monday provided information on "first-dollar" coverage through the Iowa Municipalities Workers' Compensati... More Info...

Deputies: South Dakota woman found dead in Iowa camper

Law enforcement officials in northwestern Iowa are investigating the death of a South Dakota woman whose body was found in a camper. The Sioux City Journal reports that Clay County sheriff's deputies ... More Info...

uBreakiFix Opens Second Iowa Location in Ankeny, Plans for Additional Growth

This is the brand’s second location in Iowa joining a store in Sioux City. uBreakiFix services anything with a power button, including smartphones, game consoles, tablets, computers, drones, hoverboar... More Info...

Incubus rocked Iowa concert

My first trip to Battery Park, the venue outside Sioux City's Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, was to see Incubus over the weekend. And it rocked. The band came out hard, playing classic songs from its early ... More Info...


Soybeans set for a breakout?

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Purdue University Ag Economist Chris Hurt joins host Chip Flory on Agr

Purdue University Ag Economist Chris Hurt joins host Chip Flory on AgriTalk ATB. More Info...

A tractor operator who was killed in a wildfire that scorched 70 squar

A tractor operator who was killed in a wildfire that scorched 70 square miles in little more than 24 hours in the Pacific Northwest appears to have died trying to restrain it, police said. More Info...

When Chris Chinn moved into her office at the Missouri Department of A

When Chris Chinn moved into her office at the Missouri Department of Agriculture, she had to make a mind switch from farmer to policy influencer—suddenly there was an opportunity to do more. More Info...

Consolidation Ignites Talk of Possible Bottoming Action

Consolidation Ignites Talk of Possible Bottoming Action More Info...

The Next Time You Walk Past Your Planter

Things I forgot to tell you before you stored your planter. More Info...

AG TIME And Now We Wait by John Walsh

The Soy markets are biding time now. The beans have bounced a bit. This could continue with a further reduction in ratings. The bean ratings, like corn, are in a high end of the condition ratings from a historic perspective. My personal upside potential without a real problem is 865-880 basis Aug. I [...] More Info...

The Four Super-Heroes of Succession Planning

Dave Specht gave a great talk on family succession and the typical super-heroes of this process at the AICPA Ag Conference. I am guessing you may be like one of these "super-heroes". More Info...

Lawmakers, including some Republicans, are losing patience with the Tr

Lawmakers, including some Republicans, are losing patience with the Trump administration's reliance on tariffs to win trade disputes and are talking increasingly about legislative action to protect U.S. jobs. More Info...

Today the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) announced executive vice p

Today the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) announced executive vice president Geoff Cooper will assume the position of president and CEO in October 2018. More Info...

Livestock Roundup (7.18.18)

Cattle finish near limit up for the second day this week. More Info...

2007 John Deere 8530 Tractor Sold High on Iowa Auction Yesterday

2007 John Deere 8530 tractor with 2,823 hours sold on northwest Iowa farm auction yesterday (July 17, 2018) for highest sale price in nearly 4 years. Sale by Zomer Auctioneering More Info...

House Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority leader Nancy Pelosi announced the

House Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority leader Nancy Pelosi announced their selections of conferees to the Farm Bill conference committee. More Info...

Uruguayan farmers are recovering from a severe drought that led to out

Uruguayan farmers are recovering from a severe drought that led to output in the 2017-18 season falling significantly. But for those who made a crop, they may enjoy higher prices due to China-US spat. More Info...

Plan Your 2019 Seed News Now

Five reasons to be proactive and pencil out a blueprint More Info...

California citrus growers have fared relatively well this season despi

California citrus growers have fared relatively well this season despite lower volumes. More Info...

Fill the Information Gap

Understanding hybrid characteristics will help ready you for variable-rate practices More Info...

The Highest Bid Is...

Farmers are looking for used equipment—and planters and drills are at the top of their list. Comparing January through June 2017 to the same six months in 2018, searches for planters are up 23.7% and 98.6% for drills on MachineryPete.com. More Info...

Machinery Pete: Seed Tenders Trail a Trend

Farmers continue to need and want, and as a result, shop around for, used equipment in the very nicest condition. This applies for all types of used equipment, from large horsepower tractors to seed tenders. More Info...

Discover Soy's Hidden Feed Value

Research indicates quality aspects of some varieties make them worth more More Info...

Wheat Yield Gains Stall

But hybridization could jump-start research investment More Info...

New Age of Seed Treatments

As technology increases within the seed, the protection coating the seed improves as well. Nearly 50% of the multibillion-dollar seed treatment market is owned by five key players; the other half is owned by dozens of smaller companies. By 2020, this market will be worth $11.31 billion, according t [...] More Info...

President Donald Trump said he may prioritize a bilateral trade deal w

President Donald Trump said he may prioritize a bilateral trade deal with Mexico over Canada and that he’s building a good rapport with Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. More Info...

Check CRP Seed Purity

More Palmer amaranth is hitchhiking on native seed mixes More Info...

Don't Roll the Dice with Dicey Seed

Buy from reliable suppliers who certify what they sell More Info...

As you manage through the capital-intensive decisions for machinery, t

As you manage through the capital-intensive decisions for machinery, there are three major areas of consideration which include an accounting perspective, replacement scheduling and market value conditions. More Info...

Drought, tariffs, trade wars – a seemingly bottomless vat of depressin

Drought, tariffs, trade wars – a seemingly bottomless vat of depressing news. That’s why it’s refreshing to see Americans pulling together to right an injustice. More Info...

Whether you measure ranch output by the animal unit or the acre, marke

Whether you measure ranch output by the animal unit or the acre, market weight is undeniably one of the primary factors in cattle profit/loss equations. More Info...

Old silage plastic is getting a new life, thanks to a plastics recycle

Old silage plastic is getting a new life, thanks to a plastics recycler based in Arkansas. More Info...

More than 80% of North Dakota is drought-free this year, a welcome cha

More than 80% of North Dakota is drought-free this year, a welcome change from 2017. More Info...

The Farmer Forum of Quint Pottinger of Kentucky, Joe Del Bosque of Cal

The Farmer Forum of Quint Pottinger of Kentucky, Joe Del Bosque of California, and Ben Riensche of Iowa discuss trade, labor, and tariffs on AgriTalk.​ More Info...

When dealing with hay crops, it is especially important to take safety

When dealing with hay crops, it is especially important to take safety precautions, considering that hay crops are typically grown on rough, steep or other ground unsuitable for row crops. More Info...

The “cattle crusher” post floating around social media has nearly 34,0

The “cattle crusher” post floating around social media has nearly 34,000 comments and more than 21,000 shares after falsely depicting a cow being crushed to death in a hoof trimming chute. More Info...

Equipment that's in good condition and priced reasonably will find a b

Equipment that's in good condition and priced reasonably will find a buyer. More Info...

The North Shelby Ag Leader plot (NSHS) is emblematic of the Future Far

The North Shelby Ag Leader plot (NSHS) is emblematic of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) spirit, a boots-on-the-ground experience centered squarely on education, community and legacy. More Info...

In agricultural science today, standing still is the same as moving ba

In agricultural science today, standing still is the same as moving backwards. More Info...

It appears Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) has

It appears Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) has had enough of Trump’s trade tactics. More Info...

Just six factors account for 85% of the variation in profitability amo

Just six factors account for 85% of the variation in profitability among dairy farms. More Info...

Myanmar police insisted on meeting, gave documents: Reuters reporter

A Reuters reporter accused of obtaining secret state documents in Myanmar told a court on Monday a policeman had called him on the day he was arrested and insisted on a meeting, at which the officer abruptly handed some papers to him and a colleague.

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Firmer U.S. dollar boosts corporate interest in currency hedging

By Saqib Iqbal Ahmed, Jessica DiNapoli and Caroline Valetkevitch

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Comcast drops pursuit for Fox assets, to focus on Sky offer

Comcast Corp said it dropped its pursuit of a group of media assets owned by Twenty-First Century Fox Inc on Thursday and will focus on its offer for European pay-TV group Sky Plc .

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U.S. weekly jobless claims hit more than 48-and-a-half-year low

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, hitting its lowest level in more than 48-1/2 years, as the labor market continues to strengthen.

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Comcast scraps Fox bid amid takeover battle with Disney

** Shares of Twenty-First Century Fox and UK's Sky dip after Comcast says abandons bid for Fox assets

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Dollar bulls charge as China grabs for stimulus levers

The dollar climbed to a one-year high but stocks wobbled and metal markets buckled badly on Thursday, as signs that China was resorting to credit-fuelled stimulus again helped drive down its currency.

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White House struggles to contain political outcry over Trump-Putin summit

The White House struggled on Wednesday to contain a political outcry and confusion over U.S. President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, denying Trump ever meant to say that Moscow was no longer targeting the United States.

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Putin accuses U.S. forces of trying to ruin Trump summit outcome

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday accused forces in the United States of trying to undermine the success of his first summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, but said the two leaders had begun to improve U.S.-Russia ties anyway.

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Blackstone posts 10 percent drop in second quarter distributable earnings

Blackstone Group LP on Thursday reported a 10 percent drop in quarterly distributable earnings, which it uses to pay dividends, as assets sales slowed even as many of its funds appreciated much more than the stock market.

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China says U.S. blaming Xi for blocking trade deal is 'bogus'

China said on Thursday comments made by a senior White House official blaming Chinese President Xi Jinping for blocking progress on a deal to avert a trade war were "shocking" and "bogus" accusations.

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New York steam pipe explosion creates urban geyser, no injuries

A subterranean steam pipe explosion on Thursday in New York created an urban geyser that snarled traffic during city's morning rush hour but caused no injuries, authorities said.

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Helicopter blows over tent on California Army base, 22 injured: U.S. Army

A number of soldiers have been injured on a U.S. Army base in California when a military helicopter blew over a tent during an annual training exercise, the base said.

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Trump thanks Novartis, Pfizer for not raising drug prices

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday thanked two major drug companies for not raising their prices and said his administration was working toward "substantially" cutting prescription-drug prices.

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Fierce winds, arid conditions threaten to stoke deadly Oregon wildfire

Fierce winds and arid conditions threatened to feed a massive wildfire in central Oregon on Thursday, a day after it killed a tractor operator who was trying to clear brush.

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Scores of gymnasts who survived doctor's abuse unite at ESPYs

More than 100 survivors who went public with gut-wrenching stories of abuse by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar joined in a show of solidarity on Wednesday as they accepted an award for courage at the annual ESPYs ceremony.

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U.S. judge orders accused Russian agent jailed pending trial

A judge on Wednesday ordered an accused Russian agent jailed until her trial after U.S. prosecutors argued she has ties to Russian intelligence and could flee the United States.

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California man pleads guilty to terrorism charges

A California man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to opening social media accounts to provide support to Islamic State, according to court documents.

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One dead, two firefighters hurt battling wildfires in U.S. West

A tractor operator was killed while trying to clear brush around a massive wildfire in central Oregon and two firefighters were injured battling a blaze burning at the edge of Yosemite in California, officials in the two states said on Wednesday.

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Two rare shark attacks reported along New York's Fire Island beaches

Two youngsters frolicking in the surf miles apart along the Fire Island National Seashore in New York suffered puncture wounds to their legs on Wednesday in apparent shark attacks that would mark the state's first such incidents in 70 years, authorities said.

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California high court orders proposal to split up state removed from November ba

The California Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the November ballot purged of an initiative that seeks to split California into three states, citing significant questions raised about the proposal's validity.

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Obituaries credit to: KTIV

Jeffrey Alan Lansman, 64, Harlan, Iowa

Jeffrey was born on May 13, 1954 and passed away on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Jeffrey was a resident of Harlan, Iowa at the time of passing. More Info...

Delores V. Brownlee, 58, Sioux City, Iowa

Delores was born on December 30, 1959 and passed away on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Delores was a resident of Sioux City, Iowa at the time of passing. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Dee's family. More Info...

Jack Lowell Easter, 92, Spencer, Iowa

Jack was born on August 3, 1925 and passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Jack was a resident of Spencer, Iowa at the time of passing. A Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 A.M., Monday, July 23, 2018 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. Father Tim Hogan CASKET BEARERS HONORARY BEARERS: All of his friends and family Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services in the fireside room at the church. More Info...

Joy Sheley, 48, Milford, Iowa

Joy was born on December 19, 1969 and passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Joy was a resident of Milford, Iowa at the time of passing. More Info...

Gerald H. Postma, 88, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Gerald was born on March 29, 1930 and passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Gerald was a resident of Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the time of passing. In 1951, Gerald entered the US Air Force where he served until receiving his honorable discharge in 1955. Memorial services will begin 11:00 am Monday at the Harrisburg United Methodist Church. Visitation with the family will be from 5:00-7:00 pm Sunday at Miller Funeral Home, Southside Chapel, 7400 S. Minnesota Avenue. Monday July 23,... More Info...

Helen M. Beckman, 98, Worthington, Minnesota

Helen was born on March 5, 1920 and passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Helen was a resident of Worthington, Minnesota at the time of passing. Visitation will be from 5-7 pm Friday at the Dingmann Funeral Home in Worthington. Burial will be in the Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation at the Dingmann Funeral Home (Worthington) from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on July 20, 2018. More Info...

Judith Reese, 76, Worthington, Minnesota

Judith was born on December 22, 1941 and passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Judith was a resident of Worthington, Minnesota at the time of passing. Visitation will be from 4-7 pm Friday at the Dingmann Funeral Home, in Worthington, with parish prayers at 7 pm. Visitation also one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Funeral Mass will be 2 pm Saturday at St. Mary Catholic Church, in Worthington, officiated by Fr. Burial will be in the Worthington Memorial Gardens... More Info...

Cathy Maria Wiese, 76, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Cathy was born on December 19, 1941 and passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Cathy was a resident of Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the time of passing. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be directed to the Avera Cancer Institute. More Info...

Luther O. Lovro, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Luther passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Luther was a resident of Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the time of passing. More Info...

Linda Bender, 77, Glidden, Iowa

Linda was born on January 7, 1941 and passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Linda was a resident of Glidden, Iowa at the time of passing. She graduated from Carroll High School. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Merle Hay Memorial Cemetery near Glidden with Rev. Rick Hamilton of Grace Baptist Church in Glidden officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Glidden and online condolences may be... More Info...

Linda Harskamp, 71, Sioux Center, Iowa

Linda was born on February 24, 1947 and passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Linda was a resident of Sioux Center, Iowa at the time of passing. More Info...

Sharon Alberts, 74, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Sharon was born on October 15, 1943 and passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Sharon was a resident of Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the time of passing. Memorial Visitation with family present to greet friends will be from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, July 20, 2018, at George Boom Funeral Home & Crematory, Sioux Falls. More Info...

Jack B. Farr, 85, Sioux City, Iowa

Jack was born on December 23, 1932 and passed away on Monday, July 16, 2018. Jack was a resident of Sioux City, Iowa at the time of passing. He received his education in the Sioux City Public Schools before serving his country in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. Funeral Services will be at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. Visitation, with the family present, will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. A private family interment will be in... More Info...

Evelyn B. Hrabik, 103, Pisgah, Iowa

Evelyn passed away on Monday, July 16, 2018. Evelyn was a resident of Pisgah, Iowa at the time of passing. Visitation will be Friday from 9:00 a.m. until time of service at Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa. More Info...

Keith Hill, 95, Allen, Nebraska

Keith was born on August 6, 1922 and passed away on Monday, July 16, 2018. Keith was a resident of Allen, Nebraska at the time of passing. After graduating from Allen High School in 1940, he ventured out to Washington where he had a job working for Boeing as an Ordinance Airplane mechanic. The job didn't last long because he received his draft papers and, upon returning to Allen, enlisted in the Navy. Visitation will be held at the United Methodist Church in Allen on Wednesday, July 25... More Info...