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Acre debates begin

November 23, 2018 Acreage debates are taking place a little earlier this year than most. There are many estimates circulating about what the U.S. will see for planted acreage this coming year. more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

November 23, 2018 Smithfield to sell ham products to the federal government A Chinese-owned pork producer will sell at least $240,000 worth of ham products to the federal government as part of the Trump... more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

November 23, 2018 At this time of the year we Americans traditionally pause to give thanks for our many blessing. more »»

Interpreting the hum of harvest

November 23, 2018 If you grow up in the country, or live in a rural area, you quickly discover there’s a rhythm of the seasons. What’s less obvious is the soundtrack that accompanies this rhythm, especially at harvest. more »»

IT'S FRIDAY

November 16, 2018 It's Rick Friday's cartoon submission for Nov. 16, 2018. more »»

CROP WATCH

November 16, 2018 The reality that winter is upon us is soaking i. more »»

Weekly market review

November 14, 2018 Harvest progress released Monday afternoon for the week ending November 2nd, showed corn harvest at 76 percent completed. This was 1 percent behind the 5-year average and up 13 percent on the we. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

November 14, 2018 A week before American voters decided whether the mid-term elections would deliver a red wave or a blue wave, OpenSecrets. more »»

DAVID KRUSE

November 14, 2018 I am a Ted-head. That is what I learned that the Theodore Roosevelt Association members call themselves. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

November 14, 2018 My wife and I recently attended a clandestine gathering that was limited to just a select few. You couldn’t attend this meeting unless you knew the secret password: lutefisk. more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

November 14, 2018 Total exhange numbers rise from last year Minneapolis Grain Exchange (MGEX) reported that the total exchange volume for October came in at 160,100 contracts, which is an increase of 33 percent... more »»

Production evidence for MFP and crop insurance

November 14, 2018 Farmers are wrapping up harvest and applying for payments available with the new Market Facilitation Program (MFP). There are a couple things to keep in mind before you go to your local FSA office. more »»

IT'S FRIDAY

November 9, 2018 It's Rick Friday's cartoon submission for Nov. 9, 2018. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

November 9, 2018 Humanity depends on three critical threes: Without oxygen, most humans will die within three minutes; without water, life expectancy is three days; without food, we’ve got three weeks. more »»

CROP WATCH

November 9, 2018 As the 11th month of the year arrives we get to say goodbye to the 2018 growing season and the tasks at hand to give complete closure except for hauling and marketing the grain plus cleaning up and... more »»

DAVID KRUSE

November 9, 2018 Vice President Mike Pence and Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue were in Georgia assuring farmers there that the Federal government would help them with an estimated $3 bln in “staggering” losses from... more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

November 9, 2018 Civil complaint filed agaist Hennesseys Members of the Ashby Farmers Cooperative Elevator in Ashby, Minnesota filed a civil complaint against their former general manager Jerry Hennessey and his wif... more »»

Ukraine corn capturing export market

November 9, 2018 Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced last Friday there would likely be a second Market Facilitation Program payment in December. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

November 9, 2018 I gave the trip rope a mighty heave and the creaky steel-wheeled plow settled onto the ground like a rusty dinosaur skeleton sagging beneath its own weight. more »»

IT'S FRIDAY

November 2, 2018 It's Rick Friday's cartoon submission for Nov. 2, 2018. more »»

 
 

 

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