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COUNTY AGENT GUY

January 13, 2017 Back when I was a kid, the wintertime cold was a cruel and unrelenting force of nature, similar to gravity or the Gilligan’s Island theme song. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

January 13, 2017 For almost a month now, we’ve watched what DTN Ag Policy Editor Chris Clayton calls “the visceral political fight” over three changes to livestock marketing rules proposed by the U.S. more »»

DAVID KRUSE

January 13, 2017 One of the Christmas gifts I received was a book from the Iowa State University library entitled, “Years of Struggle, The Farm Diary of Elmer G. Powers, 1931-1936. more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

January 13, 2017 Record trading CME Group announced that 2016 average daily volume reached a record 15.6 million contracts, up 12 percent from 2015. more »»

CROP WATCH

January 13, 2017 At this time most of 2017 lays in front of us. We can all hope that most of the efforts we apply this new year will be rewarded personally and financially. more »»

KAREN SCHWALLER

January 13, 2017 It’s no secret that farm families have a language all their own, complete with every descriptive word known to man. After all, they’ve seen a lot of things, especially livestock farmers. (Ho-o-o-y.... more »»

KARL SETZER

January 13, 2017 U.S. soybeans remain competitive in the global market which is favoring sales. more »»

CROP WATCH

January 6, 2017 Welcome to 2017 and all that comes with it. January is typically the longest, coldest and darkest month of the year, but we can already notice that the days have begun to lengthe. more »»

KAREN SCHWALLER

January 6, 2017 You have to admit that there’s a certain excitement that comes with the harvest. more »»

CLAYTON RYE

January 6, 2017 At this time of year, when the temperature stays below freezing and the ground is white with snow, I remember doing winter chores. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

January 6, 2017 The calendar may have changed, but the numbers all U.S. farmers will work with this new year are little different from the numbers everyone worked with last year. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

January 6, 2017 I was 5 years old when we got o[ur first TV. more »»

DAVID KRUSE

January 6, 2017 The Rock Island Clean Line withdrew its petition for a franchise from the Iowa Utilities Board to build a power line to carry current from wind turbines in the western Corn Belt region to consumers... more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

January 6, 2017 Farm equity declining The USDA’s Economic Research Service is predicting U.S. farm equity will decline 3.1 percent in 2016 to $2.47 trillion. Farm debt is expected to rise 5.2 percent to $375. more »»

CLAYTON RYE

December 30, 2016 After Christmas comes New Year. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

December 30, 2016 Our little blue ball has completed another revolution around its local star, so it’s time to pause, look back and say, “Whoa! Where did that year go?” This past year was stuffed with big league news... more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

December 30, 2016 As this thinly-priced farm year and deeply bitter election year glides toward its inevitable end, readers continue to pack my email inbox with sugar-coated compliments and napalm-encased invective. more »»

DAVID KRUSE

December 30, 2016 The WSJ headline read, “Trumps sends mixed signals on ethanol.” I don’t know why they made Trump plural in that headline, but they did. more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

December 30, 2016 Stine Seeds Major producers of genetically modified seeds, including Monsanto Co. and Bayer AG, have long barred U.S. more »»

KAREN SCHWALLER

December 30, 2016 This past fall my view of harvest changed from being the person who brings out a hot meal each night, to not only doing that, but driving the grain cart as well. more »»

 
 

 

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