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KARL SETZER

November 4, 2016 Demand for U.S. soybeans in the global market is running well ahead of expectations. So far this marketing year’s soybean sales total 801 million bushels. more »»

Absolute Energy celebrates 1 billion gallons ethanol production

October 31, 2016 ST. ANSGAR (IRFA) — The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association recognized on Tuesday Absolute Energy, an ethanol production facility in St. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

October 28, 2016 It’s nearly November and the fall harvest is wrapping up out here on the prairies of eastern South Dakota. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

October 28, 2016 The Environmental Working Group is using this harvest season to solidify its reputation as the biggest not-for-profit policy organization American farmers love to hate. more »»

DAVID KRUSE

October 28, 2016 Author’s note: This column was written prior to the last Presidential debate and appears to be somewhat prophetic. more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

October 28, 2016 2015 vs 2016 losses The USDA’s Risk Management Agency said 2016 crop insurance indemnities stand at more than $1.2 billion. At this time last year, indemnities for 2015 crops stood at more than $2. more »»

CROP WATCH

October 28, 2016 The 2016 harvest is continuing for growers in most parts of the state. more »»

CLAYTON RYE

October 26, 2016 When people ask me about what I do, I tell them I am a mostly retired farmer. more »»

KARL SETZER

October 26, 2016 So far, soybean yields across the United States have topped many expectations. The question now is how high the soybean yield could climb. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

October 21, 2016 The holiday season will soon be here, that time of year when belts shrink and stretchy pants become your best frien. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

October 21, 2016 The more the American meat and milk sectors industrialize — via integrated contract production, fewer bigger players, machine-centered scale — the more these key parts of American agriculture... more »»

DAVID KRUSE

October 21, 2016 There are some cracks showing up in the ethanol blend wall as ethanol pushed past the E-10 barrier in overall U.S. gasoline consumption in late September to 10.2 percent. more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

October 21, 2016 Iowa farmer sentenced A northern Iowa farmer was sentenced six months in prison for selling corn that was pledged as collateral on federal Farm Service Agency loans of more than $196,000. more »»

CROP WATCH

October 21, 2016 The month is more than half-way complete and harvest progress is moving along erratically. more »»

CLAYTON RYE

October 21, 2016 It’s been almost two years since we made the tough decision that our faithful 16-year-old dog Ike had reached the point that life was too difficult for him. more »»

KARL SETZER

October 21, 2016 As expected, the USDA lowered the U.S. corn yield by 1 bushel per acre in the October supply and demand report, putting the national average at 173.4 bushels per acre. more »»

CROP WATCH

October 15, 2016 The 2016 fall harvest of the two major crops continues and is the focus of activity and agriculture in the Midwest. more »»

KARL SETZER

October 15, 2016 A figure that could easily change in future balance sheets is soybean demand. The USDA increased new crop soybean exports by 36 million bushels in the September balance sheet. more »»

CLAYTON RYE

October 14, 2016 It was slow in coming but harvest is now completely underway and large machinery combined with long hours will make another harvest look eas. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

October 14, 2016 Of all the farming projects I’ve undertaken, our home garden has been the least profitable. I’ve never had any sort of plan, financial or otherwise, going into the gardening season. more »»

 
 

 

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