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USS Sioux City arrives in Annapolis: 4 things to know

“Heave!” Sioux City arrived in local waters for a huge moment in the life of a warship — the commissioning ceremony. Annapolis is standing in for the landlocked city in Iowa. Organizers have heralded ... More Info...

USS SIOUX CITY COMMISSIONING: The Six-Year Journey

the U.S. Navy announced that its newest littoral combat ship would bear the name of Iowa’s fourth largest city. The Navy says the name, “Sioux City”, was chosen to honor the patriotic ... More Info...

Boeing CEO jets home to christen Sioux County Regional Airport

The Iowa Department of Transportation allotted $1.2 million, and some $700,000 to $800,000 came via private sources. "You think about Sioux Center, Orange City, Sioux County, the FAA, the State of ... More Info...

Navy to Commission Littoral Combat Ship Sioux City

"This ship is named in honor of Sioux City, Iowa, but represents more than one city," said Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer. "USS Sioux City represents an investment in readiness and lethality ... More Info...

Watermark steps up to welcome the USS Sioux City with a Crew’s Cruise and spec

The USS Sioux City arrived Tuesday, November 13 th. Special attendees Admiral John M. Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations, Iowa Senator Joni Ernst and Navy Under Secretary Thomas Modly will join app... More Info...

Veterans In Sioux City Share Stories, Challenges About Starting A Business

Veterans from western Iowa gathered at Western Iowa Technical Community College in Sioux City Monday to talk about the challenges in starting or growing a small business and the resources they can use ... More Info...

New charge in Sioux City slaying: 2nd-degree murder

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - A man has been formally charged with second-degree murder in the slaying of his roommate in Sioux City. Thirty-eight-year-old Abdiqadar Sharif is accused of stabbing 40-year-ol... More Info...

Western Iowa Tech students hold educational forum on organ donation

SIOUX CITY (KTIV)- Students at Western Iowa Tech Community College invite the public to learn more about the impact of organ donation. An educational forum was held on campus Wednesday and ... More Info...

Transportation Commissioners discuss the politics of meeting at the Iowa State C

Commissioner Charese Yanney of Sioux City questioned the proposal to hold a meeting there ... Reilly served two terms in the Iowa Senate, Paulsen is a former Speaker of the Iowa House, and John Putney ... More Info...

Navy finds fit with Sioux City

Looking at a list of Iowa cities, Sioux City was the right size, Mabus said. Other than that, he can't say what led him to choose it. He'd never been here before, had no knowledge of the city ... More Info...

Navy to commission littoral combat ship USS Sioux City

Nov. 14 (UPI) --The Navy will commission its newest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Sioux City during a 9 a.m. ceremony on Saturday at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. U.S. Senator Jo... More Info...

Tour the USS Sioux City in Annapolis as she prepares for Saturday’s commission

It is the first ship named after Sioux City, the fourth-largest city in Iowa. The littoral combat ship is a fast, agile, mission-focused platform designed to operate in near-shore environments. It is ... More Info...


Betsy Jibben talks with Mike Schropp; Jim Mintert with Purdue Universi

Betsy Jibben talks with Mike Schropp; Jim Mintert with Purdue University; Bill Biederman; John Prauner; Mike Berdo from Washington, Iowa; Gretchen Nollman with Agri-Way Partners and Joe Vaclavik with Standard Grain. More Info...

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Equitable Food Initiative hopes that its “Responsi

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Equitable Food Initiative hopes that its “Responsibly Grown Farmworker Assured” label will elevate the status of those suppliers in the eyes of the produce buying community. More Info...

The organic industry is looking to pounce on fraud.

The organic industry is looking to pounce on fraud. More Info...

The Produce Marketing Association and United Fresh Produce Association

The Produce Marketing Association and United Fresh Produce Association, which jointly launched the Ethical Charter on Responsible Labor Practices, are offering a web seminar as they seek endorsers of the document. More Info...

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) announced what may seem a

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) announced what may seem a surprising alliance this week, partnering with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) on sustainability efforts. More Info...

As I shared on AgriTalk this morning, the hotel block at the JW Marrio

As I shared on AgriTalk this morning, the hotel block at the JW Marriott (the host hotel for the event) expires tonight! More Info...

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is now in Singapore. He's attending sum

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is now in Singapore. He's attending summits on behalf of President Trump and trade is a top issue. More Info...

Iowa researchers discovered the mechanism that gives SCN power over pl

Iowa researchers discovered the mechanism that gives SCN power over plants. This discovery doesn’t mean the pest is beaten just yet, but instead puts scientists in a better position to find long-term control methods. More Info...

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has appointed 16 members to the Nat

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has appointed 16 members to the National Watermelon Promotion Board. More Info...

Lower cow and production numbers could be the trend for the dairy indu

Lower cow and production numbers could be the trend for the dairy industry in 2019. More Info...

This partnership between environmentalists and corn growers is breaking new grou

Environmental Defense Fund and the National Corn Growers Association have launched a first-of-its-kind partnership. More Info...

Japanese officials are considering lifting the 30-month age restrictio

Japanese officials are considering lifting the 30-month age restriction on beef imported from the United States. More Info...

New round of aid payments likely to be similar to the first round.

New round of aid payments likely to be similar to the first round. More Info...

Grocery shoppers are getting a gift ahead of Thanksgiving, with the lo

Grocery shoppers are getting a gift ahead of Thanksgiving, with the lowest turkey prices in the past 10 years. More Info...

Handle antimicrobials with care, urges the World Organisation for Anim

Handle antimicrobials with care, urges the World Organisation for Animal Health. More Info...

Canadian dairy processor Saputo continues to expand operations globall

Canadian dairy processor Saputo continues to expand operations globally with a new US$181.4 million (CAN$240 million) being planned in Western Canada.​ More Info...

Dairy farmers must submit certification documents of having completed

Dairy farmers must submit certification documents of having completed Farm 3.0 by January 1. More Info...

President Donald Trump’s new trade deal with Canada and Mexico needs c

President Donald Trump’s new trade deal with Canada and Mexico needs changes to secure support from Democrats, according to a senior House Democrat. More Info...

A federal safety agency has proposed fining a company in connection wi

A federal safety agency has proposed fining a company in connection with the death of an employee who was working in a Hall County cornfield. More Info...

Meteorologist Cindi Clawson has a look at the latest moisture map and

Meteorologist Cindi Clawson has a look at the latest moisture map and the changes she's seeing in the Midwest. More Info...

Q&A with U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance's Brad Greenway who says n

Q&A with U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance's Brad Greenway who says now is the time to take advantage of opportunities to share agriculture's story More Info...

For the second time in nearly a month a Wyoming beef cattle herd has b

For the second time in nearly a month a Wyoming beef cattle herd has been found to contain Brucellosis. More Info...

Rentals - Is it QBI or Not?

We continue to have multiple questions on whether rents rise to the level of being a qualified trade or business. I attempt to answer this based on the case history of rents in the farm area. In many cases, there is still uncertainty. More Info...

Harvest Slower Than Expected

Harvest Slower Than Expected More Info...

The current tariffs, and we are looking at a situation that impacts mo

The current tariffs, and we are looking at a situation that impacts more than agriculture and soybeans. More Info...

What does NOPA Crush mean for Soybean Prices?

On Thursday the National Oilseed Processors Association (or NOPA) will release their crush figures and the market couldn't be more unsure about how active the soybean crush was in October. Looking at the trade guesses there is about a thirteen-million-bushel range of estimates. We know that crush ma [...] More Info...

Each year the National Wheat Foundation (with other sponsors) hosts a

Each year the National Wheat Foundation (with other sponsors) hosts a National Wheat Yield Contest. Winners are selected from winter wheat and spring wheat as well as two subcategories: dryland and irrigated. More Info...

This year showed a clear difference in those who knew their plan and t

This year showed a clear difference in those who knew their plan and took advantage of good market opportunities, and those who just hoped for good opportunities.​ More Info...

The United States corn production forecast decreased to 14.63 billion

The United States corn production forecast decreased to 14.63 billion bushels, down 152 million bushels from the October forecast. At 178.9 bu. per acre, the yield decrease of 1.8 bu. came in below pre-report estimates. More Info...

During its recent annual conference, the U.S. Animal Health Associatio

During its recent annual conference, the U.S. Animal Health Association (USAHA) discussed the need for improved traceability across the U.S. cattle marketing chain. More Info...

Determine if your organization has the right people, with the right sk

Determine if your organization has the right people, with the right skills, at the right time.  More Info...

With the recent volatility and rhetoric affecting the markets, Jerry G

With the recent volatility and rhetoric affecting the markets, Jerry Gulke, president of the Gulke Group, picks up his column right where he left off.​ More Info...

Animal health officials in southwest Asia are increasing measures to p

Animal health officials in southwest Asia are increasing measures to prevent African swine fever from entering their countries, after China reported confirmation of ASF contaminating feed supplies earlier this week. More Info...

The world of soybean shipping has turned upside down thanks to the ong

The world of soybean shipping has turned upside down thanks to the ongoing U.S.-China trade war. More Info...

Total unit sales are above the five-year average. However, beginning i

Total unit sales are above the five-year average. However, beginning inventories of all categories are up from the same time last year. More Info...

The acreage mix between corn and soybeans for 2019 favors corn as trad

The acreage mix between corn and soybeans for 2019 favors corn as trade tensions and strong production continues to weigh on prices. More Info...

Cuban and U.S. trade representatives held a conference to explore expa

Cuban and U.S. trade representatives held a conference to explore expanding American agricultural exports to the island nation. More Info...

A proposed rule change to H-2A is getting support.

A proposed rule change to H-2A is getting support. More Info...

UK PM's Brexit deal is 'good news', says French finance minister

French finance minister Bruno Le Maire said on Thursday that British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal was "good news", adding that it was in everyone's interest that the Brexit process proceeded smoothly.

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EU to endorse Brexit deal on November 25 as May's faces mounting opposition

European Union leaders will meet on Nov. 25 to endorse a Brexit divorce deal but British Prime Minister Theresa May was mauled by opponents, allies and mutinous members of her party who warned the agreement could sink her premiership.

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DUP lawmaker says party will 'certainly' vote against May Brexit deal

The small Northern Irish party propping up Britain's minority government will "certainly" vote against Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, a member of parliament for the party said on Thursday.

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UK lawmakers may trigger no confidence vote in May: ITV reporter

Some lawmakers in Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party have said they expect at least 48 letters of no confidence will have been submitted by lunchtime on Thursday, ITV reporter Robert Peston said.

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Pence says Trump to meet North Korea's Kim in 2019; won't allow broken promises

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday President Donald Trump plans to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the new year but won't repeat past mistakes of allowing promises to be broken on pledges to end arms programs.

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Saudi-led coalition orders halt in assault on Yemen's Hodeidah: sources

The Saudi-led coalition has ordered a halt in its offensive against Iranian-aligned Houthi rebels in Yemen's main port city of Hodeidah, three sources told Reuters on Thursday.

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Exclusive: China sends written response to U.S. trade reform demands - U.S. gove

China has delivered a written response to U.S. demands for wide-ranging trade reforms, three U.S. government sources said on Wednesday, a move that could trigger negotiations to bring an end to a withering trade war between the world's top economies.

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U.S. state spending exceeds $2 trillion in fiscal 2018: report

U.S. state spending topped $2 trillion for the first time in fiscal 2018, with Medicaid expenditures rising the most along with a significant increase in transportation spending, according to a report released on Thursday.

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Exclusive: U.S. troop levels at Mexico border likely at peak - commander

The number of U.S. troops at the border with Mexico may have peaked at about 5,800, the U.S. commander of the mission told Reuters, noting he would start looking next week at whether to begin sending forces home or perhaps shifting some to new border positions.

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Exclusive: China's JD Group eyes sale of HK insurance arm in up to $2.5 billion

Chinese financial firm JD Group has put its Hong Kong insurance business, FTLife Insurance Co Ltd, up for sale and a deal could fetch between $2 billion and $2.5 billion, three people with knowledge of the matter said.

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Exclusive: U.S. troop levels at Mexico border likely at peak - commander

The number of U.S. troops at the border with Mexico may have peaked at about 5,800, the U.S. commander of the mission told Reuters, noting he would start looking next week at whether to begin sending forces home or perhaps shifting some to new border positions.

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Texas executes Mexican who killed his family 26 years ago

Authorities in Texas executed a Mexican man on Wednesday for bludgeoning to death his 42-year-old wife and two children, using a sledgehammer at their home in 1992, the state said.

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At least 56 killed, 130 missing in California's deadliest wildfire

National Guard troops joined the grim search on Wednesday for more victims in the ruins of an incinerated northern California town while the death toll climbed to 56 in the most deadly and destructive wildfire in the state's history.

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Michael Avenatti arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of domestic violence

Attorney Michael Avenatti, who represents adult film star Stormy Daniels in her legal battles with U.S. President Donald Trump, was arrested in Los Angeles on Wednesday on suspicion of domestic violence, a police spokesman said.

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Texas executes Mexican man for bludgeoning to death his family

A Mexican man was executed in Texas on Wednesday for bludgeoning his 42-year-old wife and two children to death with a sledgehammer at their home in 1992, the state said.

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Two killed, dozens injured in Mississippi bus crash

Two people were killed and more than 40 others injured on Wednesday when a tour bus overturned on an icy roadway in northern Mississippi just across the state line from Memphis, Tennessee, officials said.

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Cadaver dogs lead grim search for victims in California fire

(Editor's Note: Please be advised that this story contains details that may upset some readers)

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Mattis defends Mexico border deployment in first troop visit

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis defended the deployment of thousands of troops to the border with Mexico as he traveled there on Wednesday, saying the mission was "absolutely legal" and justified, and that it was improving military readiness.

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Chicago's focus turns to pensions after budget approval

The Chicago City Council on Wednesday gave overwhelming approval to the final budget proposed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who leaves office next year, and who said he will address looming pension funding challenges in December.

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Brother of Sinaloa Cartel leader testifies against 'El Chapo'

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was a top leader of Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel along with drug lord Ismael Zambada for years and personally invested in massive cocaine shipments to the United States, Zambada's brother told jurors on Wednesday.

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Obituaries credit to: KTIV

Vernon Petersen, 82, Sac City, Iowa

Vernon was born on February 15, 1936 and passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. Vernon was a resident of Sac City, Iowa at the time of passing. More Info...

G. Louis Hans, 98, Wynot, Nebraska

G. Louis passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. G. Louis was a resident of Wynot, Nebraska at the time of passing. More Info...

Darrell M. Strong, 96, Sioux City, Iowa

Darrell was born on April 20, 1922 and passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Darrell was a resident of Sioux City, Iowa at the time of passing. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 19, 2018, at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel with Deacon Patricia Roberts officiating. Burial with military honors will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel with a prayer service at 6:45 p.m. More Info...

Betty Matthews, 88, Milford, Iowa

Betty was born on January 4, 1930 and passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Betty was a resident of Milford, Iowa at the time of passing. Private family funeral services will be held on Friday, November 16, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.at the Sliefert Funeral in Sioux Rapids. Burial will be in the Lone Tree Cemetery in Sioux Rapids. Private family visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Visitation at the Sliefert Funeral Home Sioux Rapids from 12:00 PM... More Info...

Phyllis Climer, 89, Hartington, Nebraska

Phyllis passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Phyllis was a resident of Hartington, Nebraska at the time of passing. More Info...

Connie Rae DeGroot, 70, Worthington, Minnesota

Connie was born on August 27, 1948 and passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Connie was a resident of Worthington, Minnesota at the time of passing. More Info...

Charles Ellis Weier, 67, Sioux Rapids, Iowa

Charles was born on July 20, 1951 and passed away on Monday, November 12, 2018. Charles was a resident of Sioux Rapids, Iowa at the time of passing. Funeral services will take place Monday, November 19, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids. Burial will follow in the Lone Tree Cemetery with full military rites. Visitation will take place Sunday, November 18, 2018 from 3-5:00 p.m. at the Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids. Visitation at the Sliefert Funeral... More Info...

Thomas O. Miller, 84, Missouri Valley, Iowa

Thomas passed away on Monday, November 12, 2018. Thomas was a resident of Missouri Valley, Iowa at the time of passing. 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 16, 2018 Christ Lutheran Church Blair, Nebraska In lieu of flowers memorials to be directed to Christ Lutheran Building Fund. More Info...

Edward Orlando Larson, 87, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Edward was born on February 24, 1931 and passed away on Monday, November 12, 2018. Edward was a resident of Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the time of passing. Orlando, as he was called by his family, graduated from Luverne High School in 1949 and joined the Navy soon after. Funeral service will be 11:00 am Friday, November 16, at Grace Lutheran Church, 3300 East 18th Street, Sioux Falls, SD. Burial will be at Hills of Rest Cemetery, Sioux Falls, SD. Visitation with the family present to... More Info...

Ann Lamaak, 72, Sac City, Iowa

Ann was born on November 25, 1945 and passed away on Monday, November 12, 2018. Ann was a resident of Sac City, Iowa at the time of passing. More Info...

Agnes Bresnahan Beers, 91, Arthur, Iowa

Agnes was born on December 29, 1926 and passed away on Monday, November 12, 2018. Agnes was a resident of Arthur, Iowa at the time of passing. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, November 16, 2018, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. Committal Services will follow in the Ida Grove Cemetery of Ida Grove, Iowa. A Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., with a rosary at 4:45 p.m., Thursday, November 15, 2018, at the Christensen - Van Houten... More Info...

Roger I. Redinbaugh, 65, Neola, Iowa

Roger was born on September 12, 1953 and passed away on Monday, November 12, 2018. Roger was a resident of Neola, Iowa at the time of passing. He graduated from Neola Tri-Center High School in 1971 and attended UNO on a wrestling scholarship. More Info...

Lowell Miles, 59, Sioux City, Iowa

Lowell was born on May 9, 1959 and passed away on Monday, November 12, 2018. Lowell was a resident of Sioux City, Iowa at the time of passing. A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 17 at noon at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. More Info...

Marilyn Jo Taylor, 74, Neola, Iowa

Marilyn was born on April 27, 1944 and passed away on Sunday, November 11, 2018. Marilyn was a resident of Neola, Iowa at the time of passing. She was a graduate of Maitland High School and married her husband David Taylor on June 9, 1962, in Mound City, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Bird Dog Foundation, Grand Junction, Tennessee in memory of Marilyn Taylor. More Info...

Jeanette I. Riley, 86, Missouri Valley, Iowa

Jeanette passed away on Sunday, November 11, 2018. Jeanette was a resident of Missouri Valley, Iowa at the time of passing. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 16, 2018 from 11:00 am until 12:00 noon at Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa. Memorial Service will be held on Friday, November 16, 2018 at 12:00 noon at Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Harrison County Humane Society. More Info...