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DAVID KRUSE

October 14, 2016 USDA’s Sept. more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

October 14, 2016 CME’s trades CME Group announced that September 2016 average daily volume reached 15 million contracts per day, up 6 percent from September 2015. CME Group September 2016 options volume averaged 2. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

October 13, 2016 Some people like to travel by train, others prefer planes. I like ferries, and the bigger the ferry the better the ferry. The MV Fundy Rose, the ferry that makes the two-hour run between St. more »»

DAVID KRUSE

October 7, 2016 There has been a lot of frustration this year with the cattle futures markets, mostly because they have fallen, reflecting enormous losses for the feeding industry, deflating returns seen for... more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

October 7, 2016 Wells Fargo suspended The state of California will no longer use Wells Fargo as an underwriter for the issuance of state municipal bonds, and the bank will have no involvement in the state’s banking... more »»

CROP WATCH

October 7, 2016 October brings its shorter days, cooler temps and a harvest that is well underway. more »»

CLAYTON RYE

October 7, 2016 Oct. 2 marked 17 years since my dad passed away. When the anniversary of his passing comes around each year, I wonder what he would think of all the changes that have taken place since 1999. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

October 7, 2016 It’s been said that you only hurt those who are closest to you. Don’t I know it. I recently visited a dairy farm on a rainy and dreary Friday. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

October 7, 2016 As this year’s harvest and general election roll into October, key Capitol Hill farm policy players are looking past both events to stake out negotiating territory in the upcoming 2018 farm bill... more »»

KAREN SCHWALLER

October 7, 2016 There are fundamental differences between the way men and women communicate, and in the farm family, there are even more differences ... and even more ways that the train of communication can derai. more »»

KARL SETZER

October 7, 2016 The quarterly stocks report did little to support trade. As of Sept. 1, corn reserves totaled 1.74 billion bushels. Soybeans were 197 million bushels, and wheat came in at 2.52 bb. more »»

CLAYTON RYE

September 30, 2016 A favorite George Carlin comedy routine of mine is one where he says he is “the hippy-dippy weatherman with all the hippy-dippy weather, man. more »»

GUEST COLUMN-TPP

September 30, 2016 By DENNY FRIEST Iowa Corn Growers Association board member On behalf of Iowa’s corn farmers, I am calling on our leaders in Washington to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreemen. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

September 30, 2016 The South Dakota Festival of Books is an annual event that involves both books and humans, which explains why it’s conducted by the South Dakota Humanities Council. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

September 30, 2016 One of the oldest truisms agriculture offers the simple, rock-solid advice that the time to close the barn door is before the cows get out. more »»

DAVID KRUSE

September 30, 2016 The announcement that Bayer was buying Monsanto has created a storm of comment and concern over the concentration of the biotech seed industry that this merger and others that are pending could keep... more »»

CROP WATCH

September 30, 2016 And now the wonderful month of September is nearing a close. more »»

KARL SETZER

September 30, 2016 Early harvest results this year are showing wide variability in yields. While some are just under those of a year ago, others are at record level. more »»

GUEST COLUMN-E15

September 23, 2016 By BILL NORTHEY Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Iowa fuel customers are fortunate that our state continues to lead the way in the production and availability of home-grown, clean burning renewable... more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

September 23, 2016 An unfamiliar number lit up my phone. The young lady on the other end identified herself as Jessica and asked if she could speak to me about my farm accident. I said, “Of course. more »»

 
 

 

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