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CROP WATCH

March 3, 2017 February 2017 is history and March has arrived. It is hard to fathom that the new year is already one sixth over. Time does fly when you are having fun. more »»

KARL SETZER

March 3, 2017 In the past few weeks we have seen a sizable increase in demand for U.S. corn. One demand that is steadily rising is ethanol manufacturing, as weekly production has been running at a record pace. more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

March 1, 2017 Planting decisions for U.S. corn and soybean farmers are a bit of a no-brainer this year. more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

March 1, 2017 Planting decisions for U.S. corn and soybean farmers are a bit of a no-brainer this year. more »»

CLAYTON RYE

February 24, 2017 Art Bell was king of talk radio 20 years ago. But not the talk radio you may be thinking of that is heard during the day. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

February 24, 2017 After years of angry opposition, fiery speeches, and showy, going-nowhere votes, Congressional Republicans finally clenched their angry, shaking hands on the throat of the Affordable Care Act, or... more »»

DAVID KRUSE

February 24, 2017 Given the insults and threats thrown Mexico’s way by our President and his supporters it is not surprising that favorable sentiment toward the U.S. in Mexico is at the lowest level in modern histor. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

February 24, 2017 As I write this, the area where we live is suffering an extended spell of mild midwinter weather. I say “suffering” because, as we in the Midwest all know, no nice weather ever goes unpunishe. more »»

CROP WATCH

February 24, 2017 March is getting closer and the start of the planting season is now only about seven or eight weeks away. That seems somewhat impossible, but the calendar says it is true. more »»

KARL SETZER

February 24, 2017 While weather will likely be the next factor to drive commodity values, not many forecast models are indicating adverse conditions at this time. more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

February 24, 2017 Farm income U.S. net farm income is forecast to decline 8.7 percent in 2017 to $62. more »»

KAREN SCHWALLER

February 24, 2017 First of all, let me just say that the Schwallers are a wrestling family. Farmers have a good chance of raising successful wrestlers because every day is weightlifting day on the farm. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

February 17, 2017 January started gray, stayed gray, and ended gray. Worse, it wasn’t a shining silver gray or an inviting blue gray. more »»

DAVID KRUSE

February 17, 2017 The movie, “A Dog’s Purpose,” which I enjoyed, was cleared by a third party audit of subjecting a dog to stress during the filming of the movi. more »»

KARL SETZER

February 17, 2017 The February balance sheets were little changed from January, which is not uncommon. U.S. corn carryout decreased a minimal 35 million bushels to a 2.32 billion bushels total. more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

February 17, 2017 ADM’s gains U.S. agricultural trader Archer Daniels Midland Co reported a 41 percent drop in quarterly profit from a year earlier, when the company recorded one-time gains of nearly $400 millio. more »»

CLAYTON RYE

February 17, 2017 Every couple years or so, I like to read the FFA Creed. I was my FFA chapter’s creed speaker way back in 1961 or ’62 and in the competition I made it past the first level. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

February 17, 2017 You know that the housing industry is booming when new homes start popping up in the middle of a bog. more »»

CLAYTON RYE

February 10, 2017 It was quite a weekend. There was that football game that went on most of Sunday, even though the actual game didn’t start until the evening. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

February 10, 2017 Of all the words used to describe President Donald J. Trump during his first days in office — bold, boastful, alternative facts — here are two that almost no person or pundit uttered: promise keepe. more »»

 
 

 

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