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ARC/PLC decision deadlines loom

January 24, 2020 Iowa producers on row crop farms have until March 15 to make a 2-year election and then enroll by commodity crop and Farm Service Agency (FSA) farm number. more »»

Crop watch

January 24, 2020 We are already over midway through the month of January. It is typically the longest, coldest, and snowiest month of the year. more »»

Dear County Agent Guy

January 24, 2020 The lights flickered and the house went dark. A jolt of dread shot through my wife and me. Losing power normally isn’t a big deal. more »»

It's Friday

January 20, 2020 It's Rick Friday's cartoon submission for Jan. 10, 2020. more »»

Farm and Food File

January 20, 2020 The best way to begin a new year without feeling overwhelmed by what we don’t know is to start with what we do know. For example, we know the U.S. more »»

Ignorance on CAFOS

January 20, 2020 I come from a livestock family and married into one as well. When I grew up, we had dairy, layers, hogs and cattle on feed. I, myself, raised hogs and cattle. We adapted over tim. more »»

Midwest Marketing Solutions

January 20, 2020 Glacial Lakes Energy acquires two Advanced BioEnergy plants Glacial Lakes Energy has completed its acquisition of the Advanced BioEnergy ethanol plants in Aberdeen and Huron. more »»

USDA final report in sight

January 20, 2020 Volume has been lower across the board throughout the holiday season, but it is highly likely to increase ahead of the January supply and demand report that comes out Friday, January 10th. more »»

Crop watch

January 20, 2020 Another month, another year, and another decade to enjoy, get a bunch of work done, see the family increase in number and hopefully see the ag economy flourish and the people in this and other... more »»

County Agent Guy

January 20, 2020 A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, I watched the original “Star Wars” movie. The year was 1977 (B.. more »»

Midwest Marketing Solutions

January 20, 2020 Trade agreement is now in effect The newly approved trade agreement between the U.S. and Japan is now in effect. Tariffs are lifted on more than $7 billion worth of U.S. agricultural goods. more »»

Weekly market review

January 20, 2020 Markets began last week on edge, after news of a missile strike being carried out in Iran, killing a high ranking military leader for Iran. more »»

It's Friday

January 20, 2020 It's Rick Friday's cartoon submission for Jan. 17, 2020. more »»

Pork Congress is worth a visit

January 20, 2020 Each year the Iowa Pork Producers Association holds a remarkable event — the Iowa Pork Congress. more »»

A look back

January 20, 2020 2019 was not what I would call a year that I want to remember or have fond memories over at the end, given my crops were planted on time yet still generated crop insurance claims. more »»

Farm and Food File

January 20, 2020 Before the year loses its fresh, youthful promise, let’s look at some recent research to, hopefully, address a nagging problem carried over from 2019. For months last year, U.S. more »»

Dear County Agent Guy

January 20, 2020 We are in the midst of the deep cold, the Death Valley of the seasons here in the Northland. more »»

Crop Watch

January 20, 2020 Winter finally arrived in central Iowa this past weekend bringing with it ice and measurable snow in a huge front that stretched north from northern Minnesota down to Laredo, Texas over the weekend. more »»

It's Friday

January 3, 2020 It's Rick Friday's cartoon submission for Jan. 3, 2020. more »»

Farm and Food File

January 3, 2020 When readers of this weekly effort take the time to write me a letter or email, it’s a safe bet they want to have the final word on whatever riled them to write. I’m fine with that. more »»

 
 

 

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