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BRIAN HOOPS

September 1, 2017 Corn analysis Corn closed the week 12 cents lower. Last week, private exporters did not report any private sales. Weekly export sales of corn showed a total of 20.7 mb (525,700 mt) with 4. more »»

CROP WATCH

September 1, 2017 Here we are at the end of August and there is about a month to month and a half of the growing season yet. What a strange roller coaster ride it has bee. more »»

Of pigs and beauty

September 1, 2017 It was a call I’d received a while ago that got me thinking. When I answered the phone there was a woman from our local extension office on the other end of the line. more »»

KARL SETZER

August 29, 2017 We continue to see a wide range of estimates released when it comes to this year yield possibilities. This is a result of the difference in methods used to collect data to make yield estimate. more »»

Historic State Fair food stand serves up soul food

August 25, 2017 You know it’s a good day when it’s not even 10 a.m. and you’re already enjoying a slice of homemade apple pie at the great Iowa State Fair. more »»

IT'S FRIDAY

August 25, 2017 Rick Friday's cartoon submission for Aug. 25, 2017. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

August 25, 2017 Play, watch or listen to any baseball game and, sooner than later, what you thought was a strike will be called a ball, or vice versa, by the home plate umpire. Most times, it’s not a big dea. more »»

DAVID KRUSE

August 25, 2017 I am back home after getting our oldest son, Matthew, married off in Brazil on August 4. more »»

KARL SETZER

August 25, 2017 One of the main objectives of the futures market is often over-looked, and that is simply determining the value of a commodit. more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

August 25, 2017 NFA has permanently barred Christian Robert Mayer from membership and from acting as a principal of an NFA Member. Mayer was an associated person of Northstar Commodity Investment Co. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

August 25, 2017 My wife and I have been married for a long time now and we can’t help but feel that we are hopelessly out of style. Why? Well, I’m ashamed to admit this, but neither one of us has ever been divorce. more »»

CROP WATCH

August 25, 2017 So Monday was the day of the long predicted eclipse. more »»

IT'S FRIDAY

August 18, 2017 Rick Friday's cartoon submission for Aug. 18 issue. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

August 18, 2017 No one you know says “grain” when they mean “soybeans” or “John Deere” when they mean “tractor. more »»

Sept. 1 deadline to terminate existing farmland lease

August 18, 2017 Each spring Iowa State University Extension and Outreach conducts a statewide survey of cash rental rates. more »»

DAVID KRUSE

August 18, 2017 I was able to visit Argentina a few years ago and was treated to a farm tour there. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

August 18, 2017 The elderly gentleman strolled out onto the stage wearing a tan suit and bright red shoes. more »»

KARL SETZER

August 18, 2017 Historically, the U.S. cash market has been dictated by what took place in the global market, mainly from exports. more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

August 18, 2017 The Trump Administration’s 2018 budget proposal called for additional cuts to crop insurance. more »»

CROP WATCH

August 16, 2017 The midpoint of the month of August is here and still most growers in the southwest 3/4s of the state are hoping for their first big rain since May or June. more »»

 
 

 

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