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Who benefits from GDP growth?

March 25, 2019 The US Commerce Department says that the economy grew by 2.9 percent last quarter and 2.6 percent for last year. Donald J Trump (DJT) was disappointed. Anything less than 3 percent “was not his fault. more »»

Learning about life from the pigs

March 25, 2019 It’s interesting to drive around the country and happen upon a herd of pigs being raised the way we all used to do it — on a farm with outdoor pig yards and a hog building next to them. more »»

County Agent Guy

March 25, 2019 March proved yet again that it’s the meanest month by smacking us with another bomb-cyclone-snowpocalypse. more »»

Crop watch

March 25, 2019 At last springtime weather has arrived and the nasty, chilling cold temperatures of the disappearing winter are subsidin. more »»

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March 25, 2019 Missouri man sentenced for fraud A man from Missouri has been sentenced in federal court for leading a $4. more »»

Weekly review

March 25, 2019 There were no major surprises in the March USDA supply and demand report. A few slight downward revisions to demand for corn on feed and ethanol as expected. more »»

It's Friday

March 15, 2019 It's Rick Friday's cartoon submission for March 15, 2019. more »»

Bovine flatulence — seriously?

March 15, 2019 Multi-Billionaire Warren Buffet never got excited about farmland investment but his son Howard did. more »»

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March 15, 2019 JPMorgan Chase & Co. electronic trading JPMorgan Chase & Co. is pulling its agricultural commodity brokers from the options floor in Chicago amid a shift to electronic trading. more »»

Markets fade as negotiations continue

March 15, 2019 March corn and soybeans visited contract lows last Friday, March 1st, but bounced back at the end of the session. more »»

Crop watch

March 15, 2019 Hello again. We are one week closer to spring. more »»

County Agent Guy

March 15, 2019 “You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone,” goes the old Joni Mitchell tune. This is true for numerous things such as your car keys, the TV remote and your short-term memory. more »»

Farm and Food File

March 15, 2019 According to the Roman calendar, the Ides of March was the ancient empire’s traditional day to settle debts. In 44 B.C. more »»

Cover crops and no-till workshop planned

March 15, 2019 AMES (ISU E) — Iowa Learning Farms and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a cover crop and no-till field day on Tuesday, March 26 from 12-2 p.m. more »»

Aristocrats, or entrepreneurs?

March 7, 2019 I never knew I was an aristocrat. Yet that’s how I was being described, along with anyone else whose family has a Century Farm or has farmed land in Iowa for multiple generation. more »»

It's Friday

March 7, 2019 Rick Friday's cartoon submission for Friday, March 8, 2019. more »»

Farm and Food File

March 7, 2019 To most farmers and ranchers, “sustainable” is a word that, like exercise or vacation, has a dictionary definition and a personal definition. more »»

Liquid asset poor

March 7, 2019 One revelation highlighted by the recent government shutdown is just how many Americans are on the edge of being broke. more »»

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March 7, 2019 Estimate of damage in cattle deaths given Officials say the more than 1,800 dairy cows that died in a blizzard in southern Washington state earlier this month were a nearly $4 million loss, not... more »»

Competition seen in export markets

March 7, 2019 Corn balance sheets look to tighten using trend line yield and demand assumptions released by the USDA at the Ag Outlook Conference. more »»

 
 

 

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