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FARM AND FOOD FILE

November 9, 2018 Humanity depends on three critical threes: Without oxygen, most humans will die within three minutes; without water, life expectancy is three days; without food, we’ve got three weeks. more »»

CROP WATCH

November 9, 2018 As the 11th month of the year arrives we get to say goodbye to the 2018 growing season and the tasks at hand to give complete closure except for hauling and marketing the grain plus cleaning up and... more »»

DAVID KRUSE

November 9, 2018 Vice President Mike Pence and Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue were in Georgia assuring farmers there that the Federal government would help them with an estimated $3 bln in “staggering” losses from... more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

November 9, 2018 Civil complaint filed agaist Hennesseys Members of the Ashby Farmers Cooperative Elevator in Ashby, Minnesota filed a civil complaint against their former general manager Jerry Hennessey and his wif... more »»

Ukraine corn capturing export market

November 9, 2018 Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced last Friday there would likely be a second Market Facilitation Program payment in December. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

November 9, 2018 I gave the trip rope a mighty heave and the creaky steel-wheeled plow settled onto the ground like a rusty dinosaur skeleton sagging beneath its own weight. more »»

IT'S FRIDAY

November 2, 2018 It's Rick Friday's cartoon submission for Nov. 2, 2018. more »»

DAVID KRUSE

November 2, 2018 I have invoked Mark Twain’s observation a number of times that history doesn’t repeat itself, “but it rhyme. more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

November 2, 2018 Large ranch up for auction A ranch totaling more than 37,000 acres in West Texas is going on the auction block with sealed bids after a federal bankruptcy court ordered the ranch sale. more »»

CROP WATCH

November 2, 2018 The string of decent harvest weather continues as our wishes and prayers seem to be getting answere. more »»

Are we done yet?

October 31, 2018 Harvest. The word alone brings visions of bountiful fields of golden corn ... and brown soybean fields that are pregnant with the year’s labor. more »»

Soybean imports to China expected to drop

October 31, 2018 China’s soybean imports are set to drop about 25 percent in the next three months, their biggest fall in at least 12 years as buyers curb purchases amid the trade war and high domestic stockpile. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

October 31, 2018 If war is hell, then trade wars must be a purgatorial stop along the way. For proof, just look where Election Day 2018 finds American farmer. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

October 31, 2018 Many see it as an annoyance, a chore, something that’s akin to cleaning the leaves out of the gutters each fall. There are numerous things they’d rather be doing such as washing their hair. more »»

Questions of the harvest

October 26, 2018 Though it’s hard to believe, the 2018 harvest season finally did premier on all fronts, even if it was a little late in coming, and brought its own share of trouble. more »»

Want to tour a brick factory?

October 26, 2018 Brick factories may seem like a thing of the past, but they are big business in Dallas County. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

October 26, 2018 “February” is one of the finest essays in Sand County Almanac, the 1949 book of superlative essays on nature and mankind’s role in it, by forester and conservationist Aldo Leopold. more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

October 26, 2018 Green Plains selling plants to Valero Renewable Fules Green Plains announced it will sell its ethanol plants in Lakota, Iowa, Bluffton, Ind. and Riga, Mich. to Valero Renewable Fuels. more »»

Slow soybean harvest for the Midwest

October 26, 2018 Harvest progress released last Monday afternoon showed corn harvest at 39 percent complete. Up 5 percent from the previous week and 4 percent over the 5-year average of 35 percent. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

October 26, 2018 That peculiarly American event is just around the corner, the day when we encourage - nay, reward! - outlandish behavior. more »»

 
 

 

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