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Midwest Marketing Solutions

May 22, 2020 Attorney generals call for federal investigation Attorney generals from 11 states, along with agricultural organizations and Congressional members, are calling for a federal investigation into the... more »»

 
 
 
Weekly Market Review

May 22, 2020 The USDA’s May WASDE report held some surprises. The 2019 corn crop production did get lowered by 29 million bushels to 13.663 billion due to South Dakota being resurveyed. more »»

Celebrate National Egg Month in May

May 22, 2020 Even in times of a COVID-19 pandemic, we need to celebrate our successes. more »»

It's Friday

May 22, 2020 It's Rick Friday's cartoon submission for May 22, 2020. more »»

Farm and Food File

May 22, 2020 As if 20 percent unemployment, wretchedly weak commodity markets, shuttered ethanol and meatpacking plants, and a coronavirus pandemic aren’t bad enough, the White House chose mid-May to, literally,... more »»

What is fake news?

May 22, 2020 One of the ways to determine what is fake news and what is not, is when the media writes about something that you know the facts about so that you know what the truth is. more »»

Dear County Agent Guy

May 22, 2020 Many of this spring’s graduation plans have been kyboshed by the coronavirus situation. more »»

Crop watch

May 22, 2020 Another week of the 2020 planting season has passed and basically it was a good week after our warmup finally arrived. more »»

Midwest Marketing Solutions

May 15, 2020 Trade deal threatened During a virtual town hall event from the Lincoln Memorial, President Donald Trump threatened to terminate the trade deal with China. more »»

Weekly market review

May 15, 2020 Planting progress for the reported on May 3rd showed greater than expected progress in both corn and soybeans. more »»

It's Friday

May 15, 2020 It's Rick Friday's cartoon submission for May 15, 2020. more »»

Farm and Food File

May 15, 2020 While Tyson Foods says it’s “feeding you like family,” we recently learned that it and the rest of America’s Big Meat members sometimes need a war-like White House declaration just to cut a fat hog. more »»

Secrets of the toilet paper roll

May 15, 2020 Covid-19 brought with it a host of peculiar human behaviors that may have actually served best to remind us of why Marlin Perkins chose to host a television show about the animal kingdom. more »»

Dear County Agent Guy

May 15, 2020 I didn’t have the gumption to see it through, so I gave up on the project. My wife and I have been doing our best to maintain social distancing during this coronavirus situation. more »»

Crop watch

May 15, 2020 Back into the deep freeze was the message for part of the last week. more »»

Weekly review

May 13, 2020 Last Monday’s planting progress was close to expectations. Corn planting progress came in at 27% complete, up 20% from last week, 15% ahead of last year and 7% over the 5-year average. more »»

It's Friday

May 13, 2020 It's Rick Friday's cartoon submission for May 8, 2020. more »»

Farm and Food File

May 13, 2020 For over a month now, nearly anyone who can lift a fork has asked what the “new normal” in American agriculture will be after Covid-19 loosens its terrible gri. more »»

An explanation

May 13, 2020 A recent Commstock report, “Test all Packing Plant Workers and their Families” brought out a response from an industry insider telling me that testing is exactly what they are doing or attempting to... more »»

Dear County Agent Guy

May 13, 2020 We are at that in-between time of year when the furnace runs in the morning and the air conditioning kicks in during the afternoon. We are paying to heat and cool the same air each day. more »»

Crop watch

May 13, 2020 Most people involved in ag agree that they have never seen such a fast and problem free planting season. Lots can happen in ten days if most of the days are sunny and rain free. more »»

 
 

 

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