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KAREN SCHWALLER

January 27, 2017 We learn about life from so many people who come into and out of our lives. Those people can teach us to appreciate so many things — or they can come as lessons for us. more »»

KARL SETZER

January 27, 2017 Trade is already looking forward to next year’s production possibilities, especially on corn. There is a well-publicized estimate that the United States will plant 4. more »»

CROP WATCH

January 20, 2017 After surviving the biggest non-storm, ice storm of the last decade we are blessed with having our hoped-for January thaw. So it rained a little while the ground and temps were below freezing. more »»

CLAYTON RYE

January 20, 2017 “Are you going to Scarborough Faire?” Well, yes, we are, indirectly. Last fall my wife and I saw that Art Garfunkel would be performing in the auditorium of the local community college in Mason Cit. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

January 20, 2017 I have been faithful most of my life, but for some years when I was young I openly cheated. She even moved in with us. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

January 20, 2017 THE ALLEGORY: Not long ago, a man named Jim was in business with his brother Bob. Jim was the hardworking, money-making side of the firm; Bob was the always smiling, money-spending side. more »»

KAREN SCHWALLER

January 20, 2017 Sometimes I don’t know which phrase is more daunting: “I sold hogs for tomorrow.” Or “The holidays are coming. more »»

DAVID KRUSE

January 20, 2017 I find it a little surprising that farmers are among the biggest skeptics of manmade climate change. more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

January 20, 2017 Cargill reports 2Q profit Global commodities trader Cargill Inc reported a sharply higher adjusted quarterly profit led by strong results from its beef and turkey businesses in North America. more »»

DTN: Corn, bean markets sluggish

January 19, 2017 By KAREN SCHWALLER kschwaller@evertek.net Market reaction to the USDA’s final 2016 production numbers and December quarterly stocks report, issued Jan. more »»

DTN: Corn, bean markets sluggish

January 19, 2017 By KAREN SCHWALLER kschwaller@evertek.net Market reaction to the USDA’s final 2016 production numbers and December quarterly stocks report, issued Jan. more »»

Biodiesel from sugarcane more economical than soybeans?

January 17, 2017 URBANA, Ill. (University of Illinois) — America’s oil consumption far exceeds that of every other country in the world. What’s more, it’s unsustainable. more »»

CLAYTON RYE

January 13, 2017 Being a person who does not like to throw things away would make me a packrat. more »»

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 »»

 
 

 

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