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Recalling a most Unconventional — and life-changing —FFA journey

February 16, 2018 My FFA story is so unlikely that even I can’t quite believe it myself. It all began in the fall of 1989, when I was starting my sophomore year at Southern Cal High School in Lake City. more »»

 
 
 
IT'S FRIDAY

February 16, 2018 Rick Friday's cartoon submission for Feb. more »»

CROP WATCH

February 16, 2018 Mid February is approaching us and it seems like the month just got here. It is a short month and it always rushes by. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

February 16, 2018 It was an inarguable fact on the southern Illinois dairy farm of my youth that there was no earthly reason my grandfather, one of the farm’s principal owners, would ever borrow money from any bank,... more »»

DAVID KRUSE

February 16, 2018 Stock market investors have been conditioned by years and years of repetition that sharp stock market breaks are corrections, offer buying opportunities and that there is no need for any real concern. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

February 16, 2018 That curious quadrennial occurrence called the Coca-Cola Visa Intel Samsung Panasonic Toyota Eat at Joe’s Winter Olympics is currently being beamed through our eyeballs and into our brains. more »»

IT'S FRIDAY

February 9, 2018 Rick Friday's cartoon submission for Feb. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

February 9, 2018 This morning’s softly falling snow and below freezing temperature make it evident that winter’s early end, suggested by two muddy, 50-degree days last week, was just a rumor. more »»

DAVID KRUSE

February 9, 2018 One of the primary themes of “Fire and Fury” was the internal dissension in the White House between Steve Bannon and Jarvanka (Jared Kushner and Ivanka). more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

February 9, 2018 The big day is coming, that day when you are expected to express your undying affection for your Significant Other or run the risk of being frozen to death by the icy atmosphere that will suddenly... more »»

CROP WATCH

February 9, 2018 Early February and old man winter is trying to teach us that he is still boss. Temps are in the low teens and the wind is whistling on this the Super Bowl Sunda. more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

February 9, 2018 The USDA has announced another year of high farm loan activity. Farm families accessed nearly $6 billion in new credit through direct or guaranteed loans in 2017. more »»

KARL SETZER

February 9, 2018 We are at a stage of the marketing year where a psychological shift in market attitude takes place. This goes from old crop stocks and demand to more emphasis on new crop production. more »»

Climbing into the truck

February 2, 2018 My husband and our farm associate came in for dinner at noon one day this winter, and as the table conversation rolled along, my husband said to me, “You’ll never guess what I’m making for you out i... more »»

IT'S FRIDAY

February 2, 2018 Rick Friday's cartoon submission for Feb. 2. more »»

KARL SETZER

February 2, 2018 The commodity market is currently focusing much of its attention on production and stocks numbers but not as much on demand. This is a situation that could reverse in a short amount of time. more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

February 2, 2018 U.S. soybean growers are losing market share in the all-important China market because the race to grow higher-yielding crops has robbed their most prized nutrient: protein. more »»

DAVID KRUSE

February 2, 2018 Completing trade deals is going to be a very tough exercise...tough enough to make the recent combat over immigration and the budget look, well, tame by comparison. more »»

CROP WATCH

February 1, 2018 Our winter continues and back to the deep freeze for another week. At least temps are predicted to be above zero, so none of that face and finger freezing col. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

February 1, 2018 Maybe it’s a sign of our fast-changing times, but paradox and irony seem as common today as lunch and suppe. more »»

Expect crop marketing challenges to persist

January 19, 2018 Trying to merchandise unpriced corn and soybean bushels this winter above the cost of ownership will likely prove challenging. more »»

 
 

 

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