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Crop watch

June 22, 2020 Mid-June is here and we are marching towards July, with knee high by July 4th. That is still the benchmark from being on or ahead of schedule for corn development in the Midwest. more »»

It's Friday

June 19, 2020 It's Rick Friday's cartoon submission for June 12, 2020... more »»

Farm and Food File

June 19, 2020 The first African American I really interacted with was not an American but was, in fact, an Africa. more »»

Midwest Marketing Solutions

June 19, 2020 More disagreements with China and U.S. Due to rising tensions between the two countries, China is reportedly suspending some purchases of U.S. farm products. more »»

Timing the spring crop price rallies

June 19, 2020 The spring months are typically when both corn and soybean futures prices peak for the spring and summer months. more »»

Crop watch

June 19, 2020 Thus ended the first week of June, 2020. All seven days were suitable for fieldwork, which let a lot of work get completed and the crops noticeably add height and development stages. more »»

Holding modified county fairs is the right move

June 19, 2020 Every year, farm kids throughout Webster County and Iowa spend hundreds of hours nurturing their livestock and working on their projects with the goal of winning a ribbon at the county fair. more »»

Weekly Review

June 19, 2020 Corn planting progress increased 5% for last week to 93% complete; this was almost 30% higher than a year ago and 4% over the 5-year average of 89%. more »»

Dear County Agent Guy

June 19, 2020 Jim expertly maneuvered the massive RV around a tight corner, barely missing a lamppost. We were somewhere in the middle of Los Angeles, trying to find a friend’s place of business. more »»

It's Friday

June 8, 2020 It's Rick Friday's cartoon submission for May 29, 2020. more »»

Farm and Food File

June 8, 2020 Every Memorial Day, my long-time friend David would honor both his family and fellow Vietnam War veterans with a visit to his hometown cemetery, an hour’s drive west of St. Louis. more »»

The meat industry problem is now two fold

June 8, 2020 A Feedstuffs magazine headline read “Ag economists warn against overreaction to meat industry structure. more »»

Midwest Marketing Solutions

June 8, 2020 Corn analysis Corn closed the week $.02 lower. Last week, exporters did not announce any sales. In the weekly export inspections report; U.S. more »»

Weekly Market Review

June 8, 2020 On Tuesday, May 20th, the USDA announced the details of their farm aid package. The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), will provide $16 billion in direct payments for U.. more »»

Working with your FSA and filing for assistance

June 8, 2020 Plan how best to work with your local FSA office The ongoing Covid-19 situation has changed the way your local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office will be conducting business with producers this sprin. more »»

County Agent Guy

June 8, 2020 My wife and I were recently noshing on burritos in the parking lot of a city park. We had the car’s windows rolled down, so it counted as a picnic. more »»

Crop watch

June 8, 2020 As we enter the last week of May we can all think of how in the farming community not much has changed in that as you prepared machinery for the spring, figured out crop management plans, booked... more »»

It's Friday

June 8, 2020 It's Rick Friday's cartoon submission for June 5, 2020. more »»

Farm and Food File

June 8, 2020 If you’ve ever butchered anything from a rabbit to a hog-and butchered is the right word, not the bleached “harvested”-you know there will be blood. Butchering, after all, is a bloody busines. more »»

Protectionism and the deconstruction of globalization

June 8, 2020 The world is turning upside down. For most of my life the U.S. ag sector has been feeding the world. more »»



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