KJAN Programs

Backyard and Beyond 10-23-2014

Backyard and Beyond, Podcasts

October 23rd, 2014 by Chris Parks

Lavon Eblen speaks with Cass County Extension Coordinator Kate Olson about an upcoming Health Fair.

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Heartbeat Today 10-23-2014

Heartbeat Today, Podcasts

October 23rd, 2014 by Chris Parks

Jim Field speaks with Ron Chamberlain about an award he is going to receive from the State Association for the Preservation of Iowa Cemeteries. The State Association for the Preservation of Iowa Cemeteries (SAPIC) will present the Robert & Phyllis Carter Award to Ron Chamberlain of Harlan on Sunday afternoon, October 26 at the Shelby County Historical Society. The 1:30pm ceremony will honor Chamberlain for his leadership, continuous efforts, and historical discoveries in a group effort to restore pioneer cemeteries in western Iowa.

The Carter Award is awarded to an individual or group that has established outstanding achievements in the restoration, preservation and maintenance of pioneer cemeteries in the state of Iowa. Pioneer cemeteries, by Iowa law, are those cemeteries that have twelve or fewer burials within the past fifty years. Robert and Phyllis Carter were from Washington, Iowa, and were among a small group of individuals who became concerned about the plight of pioneer cemeteries in the 1990s. Many such historical and sacred burial sites were disappearing due to neglect, apathy, urban development and farming. As a result, the State Association for the Preservation of Iowa Cemeteries (SAPIC) was founded in 1996.

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Backyard and Beyond 10-22-2014

Backyard and Beyond, Podcasts

October 22nd, 2014 by Chris Parks

Lavon Eblen speaks with Margaret Sonntag and Jackie Wickey, Atlantic BPW Members, about a craft show and National Business Women’s Week.

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Heartbeat Today 10-22-2014

Heartbeat Today, Podcasts

October 22nd, 2014 by Chris Parks

Jim Field speaks with Cass County Extension Coordinator Kate Olson about looking for VITA volunteers during tax season.

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Cass County Extension Report 10-22-2014

Ag/Outdoor, Podcasts

October 22nd, 2014 by Chris Parks

w/ Kate Olson

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Change in IRS regulations benefits farmers hit by drought

Ag/Outdoor, News

October 22nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A recent change by the Internal Revenue Service gives farmers who have been hit by drought a little more time for recovery. I-R-S spokesman, Christopher Miller, says the agency has changed the rules when it comes to livestock losses. He says farmers often sell off livestock during drought conditions, and in order to take advantage of tax conditions under the law, they have to replace the sold off livestock within a specified time. Miller says that time limit had been four years, but the I-R-S has extended the deadline another year for those who were facing a December 31st deadline this year.

“And that also means that impacted farmers can defer taxes on capital gains on that sale of the livestock,” Miller points out. The I-R-S regulations say the one-year extension applies to capital gains realized by eligible farmers and ranchers on sales of livestock held for draft, dairy or breeding purposes due to drought. Sales of other livestock, such as those raised for slaughter or held for sporting purposes, and poultry are not eligible.

“If you are a farmer in Iowa impacted by drought conditions over the last few years, you will have an extension of time to replace the livestock that you had to get rid of because of those conditions. And you also have an extension of time to defer any taxes that you get because of the gain in selling that livestock,” according to Miller. Miller urges Iowans to check to see if they qualify under the extension.

“To learn more, farmers simply need to read the I-R-S publication, 2-2-5, and that’s available on our website irs.gov and we’ll also have a notice there that outlines the affected counties in Iowa,” Miller says. He says you should be able to find all the information you need on the website.

(Radio Iowa)

USDA: Iowa corn harvest 18 days behind schedule

Ag/Outdoor, News

October 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The harvest remains behind schedule in Iowa but weather conditions are favorable for allowing farmers to try to catch up.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Iowa is about 18 days behind the normal corn harvest pace with 19 percent harvested while typically at this time more than half of the crop is in. Nationally, only a third of the crop is in when normally half is finished by now. The Iowa soybean harvest is nine days behind schedule with 61 percent harvested, less than the 77 percent average. Nationally, just over half the crop is in. The average is 66 percent.

The USDA says in its weekly update released Monday 93 percent of the corn crop and 94 percent of soybeans nationally are in fair, good or excellent condition.

Backyard and Beyond 10-21-2014

Backyard and Beyond, Podcasts

October 21st, 2014 by Chris Parks

Lavon Eblen speaks with Nicki Olsen with Audubon Schools about a reading project.

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Creamy Corn Bread (10-21-14)

Mom's Tips

October 21st, 2014 by Jim Field

  • 1 cup butter or margarine, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons canned green chile (to taste)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 15 1/2 oz. can cream style sorn
  • 1/2 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

In large bowl, cream together butter, sugar and eggs.  Add remaining ingredients.  Pour into greased 9-inch square pan.  Bake in 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes.

(Nancy Tuttle, Winterset)

 

Heartbeat Today 10-21-2014

Heartbeat Today, Podcasts

October 21st, 2014 by Chris Parks

Jim Field speaks with Amy Schmidt, Communications Director for Character Counts in Iowa, about Character Counts Week.

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