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May is National Egg Month

May 13, 2019 Egg production is big business in Iowa. The state’s roughly 60 million laying hens generate a remarkable 16 billion eggs each year, making Iowa the No. 1 egg-producing state in the nation. more »»

Farm and Food File

May 13, 2019 Decades ago, when discussing the complexity of U.S. more »»

An incomplete measure could be costly

May 13, 2019 If we apply anhydrous ammonia to the soil why don’t we test the soil for ammonium? Are you confident that all the nitrogen from the anhydrous ammonia you applied last fall is available this spring?... more »»

County Agent Guy

May 13, 2019 The world is filled with all sorts of pressures. Some of them are beneficial and some are nothing but a pressurized pain in the keister. Take hydraulic pressure. more »»

Planting delays continue

May 13, 2019 Planting progress released Monday afternoon was as expected for corn at 15 percent complete, up 9 percent for the week, but still 12 percent behind the 5-year average. more »»

Midwest Marketing Solutions

May 13, 2019 Agricultural lending has increased According to the American Bankers Association’s annual farm bank performance report, U.S. more »»

Crop watch

May 13, 2019 Now the month of May has arrived and not much has changed weather-wise in the last week or two. more »»

It's Friday

May 8, 2019 Rick Friday's cartoon submission for May 3, 2019. more »»

Farm and Food File

May 8, 2019 If you want to anger almost any American farmer, write something less than flattering about the declining use of biofuels-especially ethanol-in the U.S. today. more »»

The flaw is in partisanship

May 8, 2019 I have been surprised at how many times that IA Senator Chuck Grassley’s name comes up in my report. He is very much engaged in the legislative/political process in Washingto. more »»

County Agent Guy

May 8, 2019 This happened more than a decade ago, but I remember it like yesterday because we took pictures. The Kentucky sun blazed down on my wife and me. more »»

Fund short position continues to grow

May 8, 2019 As of this week, African swine fever has now spread to every providence in China. It was reported in Hainan earlier this week. more »»

Crop watch

May 8, 2019 May arrived earlier this week, even though the prospect of receiving snow in northern Iowa and in neighboring states over the weekend made it feel like late winter rather than late spring. more »»

Midwest Marketing Solutions

May 8, 2019 Suit filed on behalf of cattle-feeding ranchers Scott+Scott Attorneys at Law LLP (”Scott+Scott”), a national antitrust and securities litigation firm, along with Cafferty Clobes Meriwether & Sprenge... more »»

It's Friday

April 26, 2019 It's Rick Friday's cartoon submission for April 26, 2019. more »»

Farm and Food File

April 26, 2019 If what we’re seeing now is the Trump trade “strategy” — cram trade talks between the U.S. and China, the U.S. and Japan, and the U.S. and European Union (E.U. more »»

County Agent Guy

April 26, 2019 My wife and I, like millions of others, watched the event unfold on live TV. The affair was billed as possibly the biggest comeback since Lazarus. more »»

Crop watch

April 26, 2019 Finally the skies cleared and spring seems to have made up her mind and decided to stay, instead of letting Old Man Winter back into the Midwest. more »»

Weekly market review

April 26, 2019 Planting progress for the week ending April 12th was as expected at 3 percent complete for corn, up 1 percent from the previous week and just behind the 5-year average at 5 percent. more »»

Midwest Marketing Solutions

April 26, 2019 Arrest made in farm loan scheme A former U.S. more »»

 
 

 

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