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KARL SETZER

July 7, 2017 The USDA released its updated acreage numbers, with some sizable changes. Corn plantings are forecast at 90.9 million acres, 1 million more than predicted in Marc. more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

July 7, 2017 Syngenta AG was ordered to pay $217.7 million to a group of Kansas farmers who claimed the company carelessly marketed its genetically modified corn seed, causing contamination of U.S. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

July 7, 2017 Summer vacation has arrived, which means that schoolchildren are busily honing their math and spelling skills and assiduously practicing their cursive, especially the capital letter Q. more »»

CROP WATCH

July 7, 2017 It’s July already and in arrears have a happy Fourth of July holiday. Having it fall on a Tuesday means quite a few people will have a five day weekend. more »»

Small town Iowa polo teams thrilled Depression Era crowds

July 7, 2017 What comes to mind when you think of polo? English royalty, perhaps, since this ancient, unique blending of athletic talents between horse and rider helped polo become the “sport of kings. more »»

DAVID KRUSE

July 6, 2017 The topic is the coming Ag sector labor crisis. I think that one of the hot spots for a shortage of Ag sector labor will be in northwest Iowa and the surrounding region. more »»

IT'S FRIDAY

June 30, 2017 Rick Friday's cartoon submission for June 30, 2017... more »»

DAVID KRUSE

June 30, 2017 Twenty three subscribers from five states, ship friends and family participated in the invitation from the Theodore Roosevelt Association (TRA) for the USS TR Family and Friends Cruise in San Diego... more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

June 30, 2017 When Jeff Bezos, the founder, chairman, and CEO of giant online retailer Amazon.com, Inc. more »»

KARL SETZER

June 30, 2017 Even though we are moving into the heart of the U.S. growing season for corn and soybeans, we continue to see very little risk premium associated with futures. more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

June 30, 2017 An online auction meant to help set prices in the volatile cattle market is in trouble. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

June 30, 2017 A recent walk-through at a car show was a disconcerting experience. This is because many of the vehicles on hand were still in use when I was a kid. more »»

Cruising the historic Lincoln Highway

June 30, 2017 If you ever travel U.S. Highway 30 across Iowa, you’re never far away from the Lincoln Highway, if not right on top of i. more »»

CROP WATCH

June 30, 2017 The month of June soon will be history. In Iowa the prospect of a trend line corn crop is still a possibility. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

June 27, 2017 Farmers and ranchers are a resourceful lot. Their widespread reputation for fixing almost anything anywhere-often with little more than baling wire and spit-is well-earned and greatly admired. more »»

DAVID KRUSE

June 27, 2017 I previously recommended Peter Zeihan’s book, “The Accidental Superpower” that cuts through a lot of haze (crap) to explain why America is the world’s superpower and still will be when our... more »»

IT'S FRIDAY

June 27, 2017 Cartoonist Rick Friday's submission for June 23, 2017... more »»

KARL SETZER

June 27, 2017 Even though planting is just wrapping up across the United States, we are already seeing private analysts release their own yield estimates. more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

June 27, 2017 It’s the first export in more than 13 years of beef from a U.S. meat packer destined for the bellies of Chinese consumers, whose growing appetites for red meat fueled an estimated $2. more »»

CROP WATCH

June 27, 2017 In another week we will be into the first part of July and the celebration of this country’s founding. In a season with a very long planting and replanting, the crp advane is at a very slow pace. more »»

 
 

 

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