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The week in review: mixed direction

November 6, 2019 Harvest has been anything but predictable, with snow and rain showers scattered throughout the growing areas. Near-term, weather conditions are mixed for much of the Corn Belt. The U.S. more »»

Midwest Marketing Solutions

November 6, 2019 Non-real estate farm debt declines After nine consecutive quarters of year-over-year growth, the volume of non-real estate farm debt declined in the third quarter. more »»

Farm and Food File

November 6, 2019 The first obvious sign of the season-long flood is a perfectly level, three-foot high ring of dried mud on the machine shed’s siding. Nature put it there and, in time, will likely wash it away. more »»

What little difference a century can make

November 6, 2019 Part 1 of 3 I have been fascinated by moments in history when something material took place of note that for whatever reason, disappeared so that almost no one today is cognoscente that it had... more »»

Farm and Food File

November 6, 2019 If China agreed to purchase “$40 to $50 billion” of U.S. farm goods in “the next two years,” as President Donald J. Trump announced Oct. more »»

What little difference a century can make

November 6, 2019 If China agreed to purchase “$40 to $50 billion” of U.S. farm goods in “the next two years,” as President Donald J. Trump announced Oct. more »»

It's Friday

November 6, 2019 It's Rick Friday's cartoon submission for Oct. more »»

It's Friday

October 25, 2019 It's Rick Friday's cartoon submission for Oct. 25, 2019. more »»

Farm and Food File

October 25, 2019 Not two miles from my central Illinois home, a farmer’s next crop-a dozen rolls of eight-inch, black plastic drainage pipe-wait to be planted several feet deep in this year’s browning corn stubble. more »»

Crop watch

October 25, 2019 It was another mostly wet weekend in a season where nearly every weekend saw rain delivered in varied amounts. Lot of events were interrupted or postponed by such wet weathe. more »»

I am bullish

October 25, 2019 I am bullish. Those are three words that I enjo. more »»

Midwest Marketing Solutions

October 25, 2019 Estimated record prevented plant acres in 2019 The Farm Service Agency is estimating 2019 prevented plant acreage at a record 19.6 million acre. more »»

County Agent Guy

October 25, 2019 We are at a juncture when icky things are being hauled out from their dank, dark recesses and thrust into the harsh glare of daylight. But enough about the news. more »»

The week in review

October 25, 2019 The recent winter storm dropped upwards of 18 inches of snow in Central North Dakota, with surrounding areas receiving 4-6 inches. more »»

It's Friday

October 18, 2019 It's Rick Friday's cartoon submission for Oct. 18, 2019. more »»

The tough guy challenge

October 18, 2019 DJT (Donald J. Trump) is airing campaign TV ads here in Iowa where the punch line is that he sells himself as “The Tough Guy.” No doubt about it.. more »»

Overcoming the fall cash flow crunch

October 18, 2019 The cost-price squeeze for many farmers could mean tight crop profit margins and cash flow constraints this fall. more »»

Midwest Marketing Solutions

October 18, 2019 Report states farmers are pessimistic The September CME Group/Ag Economy Barometer reads 121, a three-point decline from August. more »»

Weekly market review

October 18, 2019 Three main events were the focus of the grain markets this past week; a winter storm system moving into the northern Plains and the northern edge of the Corn Belt, the Chinese trade delegations visi... more »»

Crop watch

October 18, 2019 It was a tough news week last week. It seemed like nothing happened, as to little progress made with the crop harvesting. more »»

 
 

 

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