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DAVID KRUSE

October 21, 2016 There are some cracks showing up in the ethanol blend wall as ethanol pushed past the E-10 barrier in overall U.S. gasoline consumption in late September to 10.2 percent. more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

October 21, 2016 Iowa farmer sentenced A northern Iowa farmer was sentenced six months in prison for selling corn that was pledged as collateral on federal Farm Service Agency loans of more than $196,000. more »»

CROP WATCH

October 21, 2016 The month is more than half-way complete and harvest progress is moving along erratically. more »»

CLAYTON RYE

October 21, 2016 It’s been almost two years since we made the tough decision that our faithful 16-year-old dog Ike had reached the point that life was too difficult for him. more »»

KARL SETZER

October 21, 2016 As expected, the USDA lowered the U.S. corn yield by 1 bushel per acre in the October supply and demand report, putting the national average at 173.4 bushels per acre. more »»

CROP WATCH

October 15, 2016 The 2016 fall harvest of the two major crops continues and is the focus of activity and agriculture in the Midwest. more »»

KARL SETZER

October 15, 2016 A figure that could easily change in future balance sheets is soybean demand. The USDA increased new crop soybean exports by 36 million bushels in the September balance sheet. more »»

CLAYTON RYE

October 14, 2016 It was slow in coming but harvest is now completely underway and large machinery combined with long hours will make another harvest look eas. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

October 14, 2016 Of all the farming projects I’ve undertaken, our home garden has been the least profitable. I’ve never had any sort of plan, financial or otherwise, going into the gardening season. more »»

DAVID KRUSE

October 14, 2016 USDA’s Sept. more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

October 14, 2016 CME’s trades CME Group announced that September 2016 average daily volume reached 15 million contracts per day, up 6 percent from September 2015. CME Group September 2016 options volume averaged 2. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

October 13, 2016 Some people like to travel by train, others prefer planes. I like ferries, and the bigger the ferry the better the ferry. The MV Fundy Rose, the ferry that makes the two-hour run between St. more »»

DAVID KRUSE

October 7, 2016 There has been a lot of frustration this year with the cattle futures markets, mostly because they have fallen, reflecting enormous losses for the feeding industry, deflating returns seen for... more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

October 7, 2016 Wells Fargo suspended The state of California will no longer use Wells Fargo as an underwriter for the issuance of state municipal bonds, and the bank will have no involvement in the state’s banking... more »»

CROP WATCH

October 7, 2016 October brings its shorter days, cooler temps and a harvest that is well underway. more »»

CLAYTON RYE

October 7, 2016 Oct. 2 marked 17 years since my dad passed away. When the anniversary of his passing comes around each year, I wonder what he would think of all the changes that have taken place since 1999. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

October 7, 2016 It’s been said that you only hurt those who are closest to you. Don’t I know it. I recently visited a dairy farm on a rainy and dreary Friday. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

October 7, 2016 As this year’s harvest and general election roll into October, key Capitol Hill farm policy players are looking past both events to stake out negotiating territory in the upcoming 2018 farm bill... more »»

KAREN SCHWALLER

October 7, 2016 There are fundamental differences between the way men and women communicate, and in the farm family, there are even more differences ... and even more ways that the train of communication can derai. more »»

KARL SETZER

October 7, 2016 The quarterly stocks report did little to support trade. As of Sept. 1, corn reserves totaled 1.74 billion bushels. Soybeans were 197 million bushels, and wheat came in at 2.52 bb. more »»

 
 

 

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