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Deadline to apply for Discount on Spring Crop Insurance Extended

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig has extended the deadline for farmers who planted fall cover crops to sign up for a $5 per acre discount on their 2022 crop insurance premiums. Farmers and landowners now have through Jan. 28 to sign up online at apply.cleanwateriowa.org.Fall 2021 cover crop acres enrolled in other state or federal cover crop cost-share programs are not eligible.

Casey's recognized with 2022 Renewable Fuels Marketing Award

 Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today announced that the winners of the 2022 Renewable Fuels Marketing Awards are DANLEE Corp and Casey’s General Stores. The awards were created to recognize fuel marketers that have gone above and beyond in their efforts to promote and sell renewable fuels.“Renewable fuels create additional markets for agricultural products and jobs in rural communities.
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Farm to Table Task Force Makes Recommendations to Iowa Legislature

By Courtney LongA diverse group of local food experts from across the state submitted a set of recommendations to the Iowa Legislature that are intended to improve the farm to table supply chain. The Farm to Table Task Force commissioned during the 2021 state legislative session and led by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach met over the last several months.

Urbana Meals on Wheels available though 4th St. Diner

Meals on Wheels are being delivered in Urbana on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. If you would like to sign up to receive a meal call Linda Lough at 319-472-4761. The cost is $3.25 if you are 60 or older and $4.25 if you are younger than 60. You will be billed at the end of each month for the meals you have received. If you wold like to volunteer to deliver meals contact Trish Peebles at tpeebles@fmtcs.

4th St. Diner January Menu

The 4th St. Diner will be closed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for the Christmas holiday.  We reopen on Sunday, December 26th.  Our team wishes you a happy and healthy holiday season!
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Benton County Brewing Company Opens its doors in Belle Plaine

"It's our objective to make the finest handcrafted brews to put Belle Plaine AND Benton County on the Craft Beer Map," said Marty Wittrock. Opening its doors officially this past weekend on Saturday, December 18th, the Benton County Brewing Company, sold out of its canned craft beers in 2 hours - TWICE.The brewery in Belle Plaine is the first craft beer brewery in Benton County, specializing in two things, Wittrock said, creative brews and sharing the history of Benton County through their beers.

Pourville temporarily closing to relocate

Pourville will be closing on January 1 to relocate to a different location as the building has been sold. Dandeena Schadle, owner of Pourville said that there are plans to find a new location and reopen as soon as someting suitable can be found."Thank you for your support over the years," Schadle said, "We look forward to seeing you again when we r

Area businesses continue Annual Toy Drive for Christmas

Arnold Motor Supply continues its Christmas tradition of helping Santa Arnold Motor Supply continued its tradition of collecting toys and donations to support the annual Angel Tree program which assists families Christmas. This year marks the 36th year that the business has lent Santa a hand through the generosity of the community. Koop's Automotive will also continue to collect toys for area children to enjoy this Christmas season through the 20th.
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FAREWAY PRAISES EMPLOYEES, REWARDS WITH ROUND OF BONUSES

Fareway Stores, Inc. today announced cash bonuses to all hourly employees for going above and beyond during an uncertain 2021. Bonuses will be paid to all hourly employees company wide. The bonuses range up to $500 per employee and will impact more than 10,000 frontline staff members. The Fareway corporate office will distribute the bonuses to qualifying employees on Thursday, December 16.

The Slice Newsletter

Where are we in December? 12-3 La Porte City Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting (main street) at 5pm 12-10 Bobbins & Boards in Vinton at 5pm 12-11 Urbana City Hall at 5pm 12-17 Roy’s Hometown Grocery in Shellsburg at 5pm 12-18 TBD 12-21 Private Party in Vinton (all dates and times are subject to change due to weather) Staff Highlight- Wesley Mott As our youngest team member, Wes, provides a shot of energy to all of us whenever he is around.
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