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The USDA surprises trade with stocks and acres report

April 8, 2019 The quarterly stocks data released Friday March 29th, showed March 1st corn stocks at 8.605 billion bushels. This was 270 million bushels above the average trade estimate of 8. more »»

Midwest Marketing Solutions

April 8, 2019 In the news More than 40 livestock producers in the area have been caught up in legal action and bankruptcy of Plainville Livestock Commission, operated by Tyler Gillu. more »»

It's Friday

March 28, 2019 Rick Friday's cartoon submission for March 29, 2019. more »»

Farm and Food File

March 28, 2019 If the ballot box is the ultimate source of power in the United States, then voters in Toledo, Ohio, used that power Feb. more »»

Capitalism in Iowa ag

March 28, 2019 I heard an interview with NY Mayor Bill DeBlasio where, referring to wealth disparity in the U.S., he said that “there was plenty of money...it was just in the wrong hands. more »»

County Agent Guy

March 28, 2019 The neurosurgeon looked at my wife and me and folded his hands on his lap. “Do you have any questions?” he said. A cloud of head-spinning words hung in the air. Options. Titanium. Stenosis. more »»

What is your crop marketing plan?

March 28, 2019 Why don’t farmers develop written plans for old and new crop marketing, especially in the early spring as futures prices tend to rally and volatility increases? Having a written plan can develop... more »»

Crop watch

March 28, 2019 At last spring has arrived, but the warm fuzzy thoughts about springtime and all that goes with it disappeared for many people across western Iowa, eastern Nebraska, much of South Dakota and now... more »»

Weekly market review

March 28, 2019 The Midwest has seen many road closures and blockages as the massive amounts of water fill rivers and tributaries from excess rains and snowmel. more »»

Midwest Marketing Solutions

March 28, 2019 Proposed budget calls for nearly 15 percent reduction President Trump is proposing cuts to USDA’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget. The proposed budget makes a near 15 percent reduction, or $3. more »»

It's Friday

March 25, 2019 It's Rick Friday's cartoon submission for March 22, 2019. more »»

Farm and Food File

March 25, 2019 While officials in Washington stare at a federal budget proposal headed nowhere and a federal budget deficit headed to the moon, farm leaders in rural America are closely watching two recent moves... more »»

Who benefits from GDP growth?

March 25, 2019 The US Commerce Department says that the economy grew by 2.9 percent last quarter and 2.6 percent for last year. Donald J Trump (DJT) was disappointed. Anything less than 3 percent “was not his fault. more »»

Learning about life from the pigs

March 25, 2019 It’s interesting to drive around the country and happen upon a herd of pigs being raised the way we all used to do it — on a farm with outdoor pig yards and a hog building next to them. more »»

County Agent Guy

March 25, 2019 March proved yet again that it’s the meanest month by smacking us with another bomb-cyclone-snowpocalypse. more »»

Crop watch

March 25, 2019 At last springtime weather has arrived and the nasty, chilling cold temperatures of the disappearing winter are subsidin. more »»

Midwest Marketing Solutions

March 25, 2019 Missouri man sentenced for fraud A man from Missouri has been sentenced in federal court for leading a $4. more »»

Weekly review

March 25, 2019 There were no major surprises in the March USDA supply and demand report. A few slight downward revisions to demand for corn on feed and ethanol as expected. more »»

It's Friday

March 15, 2019 It's Rick Friday's cartoon submission for March 15, 2019. more »»

Bovine flatulence — seriously?

March 15, 2019 Multi-Billionaire Warren Buffet never got excited about farmland investment but his son Howard did. more »»

 
 

 

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