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KARL SETZER

December 2, 2016 Global soybean balance sheets are becoming more of a market topic. Soybean demand is expected to grow by 10 million metric tons this coming yea. more »»

KAREN SCHWALLER

December 1, 2016 If you live on a farm, you know you didn’t move onto your place because of the house that was there. You moved there because it had sufficient out buildings — or space for them — and land. more »»

CLAYTON RYE

November 25, 2016 While I am writing this just before Thanksgiving Day, you are reading this just after Thanksgiving Day. This would be a good time to reflect on all the things for which we can be thankful. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

November 25, 2016 ‘Tis is the season when we traditionally pause to give thanks. This year, most Americans are grateful that the ordeal of this last election is finally over. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

November 25, 2016 To more than a few Americans, the phrase “President-elect Donald Trump” is as incomprehensible as “World Champion Chicago Cubs. more »»

CROP WATCH

November 25, 2016 Thanksgiving is here and Christmas will be here before we know it. more »»

DAVID KRUSE

November 25, 2016 The only thing that is certain regarding the election of Donald Trump as president is that there will be change. Obama was too much hope and too little chang. more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

November 25, 2016 JBS’ profits Brazil’s JBS SA, the world’s largest meat processor, posted a 74 percent drop in third-quarter profit compared with the same quarter a year ago, due to reduced net sales and rising... more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

November 18, 2016 Our farmhouse has been pestered by pests this fall. And no, I don’t mean traveling salesmen, which, according to federal law, homeowners can repel with flamethrower. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

November 18, 2016 The cold, gray drizzle of November finally found central Illinois on Election Day. No one complained, however, because the warm, dry harvest season had ended weeks before. more »»

DAVID KRUSE

November 18, 2016 The Iowa Soybean Association released its stance on eminent domain saying, “We believe government should concentrate more on the management of currently owned government land and reduce the effort t... more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

November 18, 2016 Rule change The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has revised the language of a proposed rule governing automated trading to add a requirement that traders provide algorithm codes to the regulato... more »»

CLAYTON RYE

November 16, 2016 This is a story I first wrote several years ago. Recent events have brought this story back to my mind, but you will have to read to the end of this to know why. First, I have to retell the story. more »»

CROP WATCH

November 16, 2016 The midpoint of November has passed and with it we can say “adios” to the four-year circus of the presidential election. And what a mud-wrestling contest it was. more »»

KAREN SCHWALLER

November 16, 2016 There are many things we can learn from farm children, maybe because they are direct descendants from farmers themselves. more »»

KARL SETZER

November 16, 2016 The November supply and demand report shocked the market with bearish corn numbers. The U.S. corn yield increased 1.9 bushels per acre for a national average of 175.3 bushels per acre. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

November 11, 2016 Drive north through central Minnesota on Highway 71 and the road will take you through the tiny town of Belgrad. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

November 11, 2016 When most of us hear the words “Have I got a great deal for you,” we grab our wallets because experience suggests any forthcoming deal won’t be great. more »»

CROP WATCH

November 11, 2016 Most of the Midwest experienced another near perfect week of Indian Summer. more »»

DAVID KRUSE

November 11, 2016 Beijing has successfully revived flagging economic growth in China, but in doing so, through easy credit and fiscal stimulus, has created asset bubbles that are unsustainable. more »»

 
 

 

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