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It's Friday

March 27, 2020 It's Rick Friday's cartoon submission for March 27, 2020. more »»

 
 
 
Farm and Food File

March 27, 2020 My father wasn’t a stoic. Instead, his temperament was one of acceptance. He simply accepted the fact that he wasn’t in complete control of most things on the southern Illinois dairy farm of my youth. more »»

The opposite of ‘America first’

March 27, 2020 Russia and the Saudis have hit us when we (our shale oil and biofuel industries) were vulnerable from a global recession with their crude oil price war. Their crude oil price war will leave a mark. more »»

Dear County Agent Guy

March 27, 2020 There once was a man who lived way out in the prairie all alone by himself except for he had a wife.—- paraphrased from Mark Twain’s ghost story, The Golden Arm. more »»

Crop watch

March 27, 2020 We are approaching the last week of March and all of a sudden nothing seems norma. more »»

USDA is on the right track

March 24, 2020 Protecting and enhancing the quality of the Hawkeye State’s water resources is vitally important. That’s why the Iowa Water Quality Initiative was created in 2013. more »»

Midwest Marketing Solutions

March 24, 2020 Phase one There is continued progress in implementing phase one of the trade agreement between the U.S. and China. more »»

Weekly market review

March 24, 2020 Grain markets continued their slide, following the financial markets lower to start the week. more »»

It's Friday

March 20, 2020 It's Rick Friday's cartoon submission for March 20, 2020. more »»

Farm and Food File

March 20, 2020 February is a paradox. Leap Year or not, it’s the shortest month of the year yet it always feels like the longest month of winter. more »»

Food shaming

March 20, 2020 Part 2 of 2 As I passed through the Atlanta airport the other day, I grabbed lunch at Panda Express. I noticed next to their menu a big sign declaring how they only use organic honey. more »»

Midwest Marketing Solutions

March 20, 2020 Food safety standards in China China has drawn up food safety standards on residue limits of growth hormones in beef, a move seen as a further step towards opening up its market to American imports... more »»

Coronavirus fears dominate trade

March 20, 2020 Volatility has increased substantially across many of the outside markets in recent trading sessions due to the increasing concerns with the continued spread of the Coronaviru. more »»

Hope springs eternal for corn prices

March 20, 2020 The global impact of the corona virus devastated most commodity markets this winter. more »»

Dear County Agent Guy

March 20, 2020 It had been a long time since I’d bought baby clothes. A huge amount of mental effort was required to navigate this unfamiliar territory, so it took a while to make my selection. more »»

Crop watch

March 20, 2020 Mid-March has arrived and it is busy time in most farm shops as machinery prep and input inlays are being made now. more »»

It's Friday

March 19, 2020 It's Rick Friday's cartoon submission for March 13, 2020. more »»

Farm and Food File

March 19, 2020 In just one, unwelcome week in America, the coronavirus drained $. more »»

Food shaming

March 19, 2020 Part 1 Imagine for a moment that you work in a highly competitive, trillion-dollar industry. more »»

Midwest Marketing Solutions

March 19, 2020 MGEX makes history MGEX announced its best February in history with a total volume of 261,762 contracts. more »»

Mixed week: mixed direction

March 19, 2020 The Federal Reserve made a surprise move by cutting its benchmark interest rate by 50-basis points, just weeks ahead of its normally scheduled meeting. more »»

 
 

 

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