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Grains struggle as the marketing year winds down

September 4, 2018 August weather is considered key for adding bushels to the soybean crop if timely rains occur. Over 80 percent of the U.S. more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

September 4, 2018 China unloads first tarriffed soybeans On August 13, China unloaded the first shipment of U.S. soybeans with a 25 percent tariff attached. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

September 4, 2018 Business matters recently found my wife and me in central Minnesota. I’m a big believer in mixing business with pleasure, so we took the opportunity to see Alec. more »»

What to do when the Travel Channel calls

September 4, 2018 Just how far can things go when you tell agriculture’s story? Turns out your message might just resonate with a national audience. For me, it all started with a simple email on June 15. more »»

Farm family planning

September 4, 2018 It’s nothing new to farm families. They schedule a time to turn the rams in with the ewes, the bulls in with their female counterparts, the boars in with the gilts and sows, etc. more »»

Crop watch

September 4, 2018 With the end of the 2018 growing season getting closer there is still much uncertainty about what sort of yields farmers in different parts of the Midwest can expect. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

August 27, 2018 Michael read and reread the email. Its writer, a woman named Tammi, said that she currently lives in the Pacific Northwest but was born in Michael’s hometown of Pipestone, Minnesota. more »»

CROP WATCH

August 27, 2018 Most growers with good memories can instantly recall the weird weather years in which storms, tornados, blizzards, floods or droughts ruled the weather and greatly determined how great or how poorly... more »»

IT'S FRIDAY

August 27, 2018 Rick Friday's cartoon submission for Aug. more »»

DAVID KRUSE

August 27, 2018 I had the opportunity to ask a lot of questions of a small group representing a commercial Chinese soy buyer who were touring the corn-belt looking at crops and livestock operations and they made a... more »»

KARL SETZER

August 27, 2018 Although it seems early, harvest in the Midwest is only weeks away. more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

August 27, 2018 Prices for U.S. farm exports fall As the trade battle continues to plague shipments of some ag goods, new export numbers from the Department of Labor reveal prices for U.S. farm exports fell 5. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

August 27, 2018 Cool, foggy August mornings like today inevitably carry the 50-year-old sounds of the milking parlor where my father and herdsman Howard spent tens of thousands of hours together over nearly four... more »»

Overcoming the cash flow crunch

August 27, 2018 The cost-price squeeze for many farmers could mean tight crop profit margins and cash flow constraints. more »»

The second time around

August 17, 2018 A favorite minister of mine once said there was a person who caused him and his wife a lot of stress. more »»

IT'S FRIDAY

August 17, 2018 Rick Friday's cartoon submission for Aug. 17. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

August 17, 2018 The only Washington, D.C. area team having a worse year than the Baltimore Orioles, an awful 34-78 on Aug. more »»

DAVID KRUSE

August 17, 2018 China was on track to import more than 100 mmts of soybeans before putting on the brakes. For years, Chinese soy demand was on a growth trajectory that was supported by increasing consumptio. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

August 17, 2018 A few years ago, out of idle curiosity, I took a 23andMe DNA test. more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

August 17, 2018 Requests for gag order to be lifted Farm and pork groups are denouncing a gag rule forbidding North Carolina hog farmers and their neighbors from discussing litigation against them. more »»

 
 

 

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