During last summer’s drought it was difficult for farmers to get accurate data on how dry the soil was. An Iowa State University project that’s been in the works for several years, will change that.
The rainfall from Hurricane Isaac is both good and bad news for southeast Iowa farmers.
Lee County has been called the “Poster Child” for unemployment in Iowa.
Help could be on the way with the possible development of a fertilizer plant, but that would be just the start of what is needed to reverse years of job losses.
A recently-released study highlights the county’s strengths and weaknesses, but taking advantage of that information requires community support and interest.
Phil Chancellor of Keokuk has more free time on his hands now that he has retired after a career in the field of high-tech telecommunications.