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Crop watch

June 25, 2019 Anyone’s guess as to how both corn and soybean yields will turn out on many acres in the state and across the country is only as good as throwing darts at a dartboard. more »»

Down pressure

June 25, 2019 Spring planting. It’s probably the best time of year next to the fall harvest for most farmers. more »»

“Is This Heaven?” Endures 30 years later

June 18, 2019 Back when I was just starting high school, a phenomenon began occurring around my hometown of Lake City and beyond. more »»

It's Friday

June 18, 2019 Rick Friday's cartoon submission for June 14, 2019... more »»

Crop watch

June 18, 2019 Finally in the last month of May and first days of June we get the break in weather we have been hoping for. more »»

Farm and Food File

June 18, 2019 Most American farmers spent the last week of May and the first week of June either driving through mud or stuck in it. more »»

Conflict with Iran is no joke

June 18, 2019 There is a joke that goes something like: “The stock market is crashing on the announcement by NASA that an extinction size asteroid had been tracked on a collision course with the earth in a few... more »»

County Agent Guy

June 18, 2019 Out on the east edge of our farm there’s some ground that’s been classified as a permanent wetland. As such, this part of our farm has no value from a production agriculture point of view. more »»

Production worries push values higher

June 18, 2019 The month of May was recorded as one of the wettest in history, in fact, some have stated that much of the Corn Belt reported the wettest May on record in 125 years. more »»

Midwest Marketing Solutions

June 18, 2019 Sale barn owners charged The owners of a sale barn in Kansas have been charged with carrying out a check kiting scheme by federal authorities after the fraud resulted in banks losing millions of... more »»

It's Friday

June 7, 2019 Rick Friday's cartoon submission for June 7, 2019. more »»

Farm and Food File

June 7, 2019 The month of May left as it arrived: riding in a rowboat from flooded farm field to flooded farm field across the Midwest. Worse, June is sloshing in with more rain, more mud, and more worry. more »»

How DJT stays president in 2020

June 7, 2019 “It’s the economy stupid” was the mantra for the Bill Clinton campaign to get him re-elected to a second term as president, despite his many flaws. Donald J. more »»

County Agent Guy

June 7, 2019 I am not normally judgmental, but you should probably question the judgment of anyone who asks me to be a judge. more »»

Crop watch

June 7, 2019 P week has arrived. Just like there was D-Day for the invasion at Normandy, the final decisions on planting or not planting over the northern half of the state will happe. more »»

Midwest Marketing Solutions

June 7, 2019 Easterday ordered to pay up Pursuant to an offer of settlement in which Cody Easterday neither admitted nor denied the rule violations or factual findings upon which the penalty is based, on May 23,... more »»

Weekly review

June 7, 2019 Planting progress for the week ending May 26th came in at 58 percent planted for corn compared to last week’s 49 percent, which is still 32 percent behind the 5-year average of 90 percent. more »»

It's Friday

June 3, 2019 It's Rick Friday's cartoon submission for May 31, 2019. more »»

Farm and Food File

June 3, 2019 It’s a truism in American agriculture that food-growing technology undergoes an industry-shaking metamorphosis every generation. more »»

President Trump, why did you betray ethanol?

June 3, 2019 I got this letter as an equity-holder from Little Sioux Corn Processors ethanol company: “Dear Owner, For the first time in 20 years - 20 years!!! - in 2018 ethanol use in the U.S. went down. more »»



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