WOODBURY COUNTY SUPERVISORS HAVE APPROVED THEIR PORTION OF THE CONTRACT WITH CF INDUSTRIES AND THE IOWA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY.
THE AGREEMENT WITH THE COMPANY AND THE STATE PAVES THE WAY FOR COUNTY FUNDING TO BE USED TO BUILD NEW ACCESS ROADS IN THE PORT NEAL AREA FOR THE ONE POINT SEVEN BILLION DOLLAR FERTILIZER PLANT EXPANSION.
Officials are delaying plans to reopen a popular campground at a state park in the Iowa Lakes area due to grass conditions.
The state Department of Natural Resources says the campground at Emerson Bay State Recreation Area on the southwest shore of West Lake Okoboji will remain closed until the grass has been established throughout the area.
The closure will affect Memorial Day weekend.
The DNR says opening the campground now could cause erosion and damage to landscaping from a $600,000 renovation. It was closed in June 2012.
Officials haven't decided if the campground will be open for the July Fourth holiday.
A DNR spokesman says severe drought last year and recent May snow has not helped the seeding process.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held for a one million dollar fresh fish production facility in South Sioux City Tuesday.
Cardinal Farms Aquaculture will be located across from Tyson on Dakota Avenue.
Company CEO, Doug Garwood says the new aquaculture system will be co-located with Cardinal Farms where the company will raise hybrid, striped-bass fingerlings to maturity prior to selling them for processing.
The facility will initially utilize two identical systems comprised of six, independent 10,000 gallon fiberglass tanks, raising over 20,000 fish at any given time with a plan to double the size of the operation to 24 total tanks within a few years.
The new company will initially employ three people.
Cardinal Farms' greenhouse produces and sells locally grown, high quality, pesticide-free tomatoes in the Siouxland area.