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CLAYTON RYE

March 31, 2017 It has been a week since the first day of spring so maybe winter is done. Especially since the month of April is mere days away as I write this. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

March 31, 2017 If only Julius Caesar had listened to the soothsayer who, in plain Latin, warned him, “Beware of the Ides of March. more »»

DAVID KRUSE

March 31, 2017 A Bloomberg story on JBS said that since 2005 the Brazilian meatpacking company “bought more than a dozen companies for $14 billion in cash, stock, and debt to become the biggest meat company in the... more »»

CLAYTON RYE

March 24, 2017 When the situation is right, one of my favorite things to do is simply ponder. What do I ponder about? Here is a simple one. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

March 24, 2017 If you want to get the attention of the $240-billion Farm Credit System, just mention the $725-million loan CoBank, a system lender, made to Verizon in 2013 to help finance Verizon’s $130-billion... more »»

DAVID KRUSE

March 24, 2017 Wasn’t it a hoot that Nancy Pelosi didn’t want to vote on the GOP heath care plan until the costs and numbers covered were determined? That was a turnaround to voting on the Affordable Care Act when... more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

March 24, 2017 It was an inauspicious beginning. An average person would have bailed immediately. But the woman who was with me wasn’t an average person; she was my brand-new bride. more »»

CROP WATCH

March 24, 2017 Spring is here at last. Most years we can’t wait for its approval. This year it was less of an issue as we have been running around most of the time since early April in lightweight clothing. more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

March 24, 2017 Debt ceiling Congress must deal with the U.S. debt limit this week or the government will eventually run out money. In 2015, Congress suspended the debt ceiling through last week — March 15. more »»

KARL SETZER

March 23, 2017 Trade is paying close attention to the planting pace that is being seen in the southern United States. So far, corn planting is running almost 10 percent ahead of average. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

March 17, 2017 Before spring arrives and our attention turns to blue sky, dancing daffodils, and why the corn planter’s GPS isn’t working, let’s take a few minutes to lock in key numbers that will dominate the... more »»

DAVID KRUSE

March 17, 2017 The ethanol/biofuel industry had an interesting escapade to revie. more »»

KARL SETZER

March 17, 2017 The March balance sheet updates contained few changes for the domestic numbers. more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

March 17, 2017 Planting soybeans The revenue insurance guarantee for soybeans looks to be $10.19 per bushel, which is up 15 percent, from last year. The average price for February for November soybeans is up $1. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

March 17, 2017 Among the many things that attracted me to my wife when we first met — her smarts, her looks, her superhuman ability to put up with me — one of the leading factors was that she owned a car. more »»

CROP WATCH

March 17, 2017 Back to reality for people across much of the nation. We all know that the yearly temperate accumulations and moisture amounts average out in most year. more »»

CLAYTON RYE

March 17, 2017 When I was still in school, I remember going to classes that seemed like a good ide. more »»

CLAYTON RYE

March 10, 2017 Last week, I wrote about my dad singing while he did his chores when I was growing up on the farm. That was the audible part of the memory. There is a visual part that is just as strong. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

March 10, 2017 On Feb. 28, the agriculture subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee held a “Farm Credit Administration Oversight Hearing. more »»

DAVID KRUSE

March 10, 2017 I got this e-mail from a subscriber last week: “David, and whoever else reads this stuff. What I’m telling you is true. more »»

 
 

 

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