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FARM AND FOOD FILE

November 30, 2017 Wilbur Ross, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, is not happy with you, me, and, based on comments he made at a gathering of Big Biz executives Nov. 16, our republic’s representative government. more »»

KARL SETZER

November 30, 2017 Even though harvest has wound down for the year, yield reports across United States continue to give little real direction on total crop sizes. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

November 24, 2017 Life shouldn’t be this complicated. A mysterious piece of equipment called a “router” recently quit working at our house. In tech-speak, it “went on the fritz,” or, more precisely, “crapped out. more »»

KARL SETZER

November 24, 2017 Trade continues to release predictions on carryout for both this year and next. It is believed that next year’s corn yield will hold at 172 bushels per acre and acres will total 91 million. more »»

IT'S FRIDAY

November 24, 2017 Rick Friday's cartoon submission for Nov. more »»

CROP WATCH

November 24, 2017 We are in the early stage of what seems to be a cold winter. December through late February is typically the period that seems to have the coldest weather and the most snow. more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

November 24, 2017 R-CALF USA has filed a complaint against another beef checkoff contractor. This allegation points to a news story quoting U.S. Meat Export Federation President and CEO Phil Seng. more »»

IT'S FRIDAY

November 17, 2017 It's Rick Friday's cartoon submission for Nov. 17, 2017. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

November 17, 2017 Michael Lewis is a serious writer with a list of serious bona fides: Princeton bachelor’s degree, master’s from the London School of Economics, a brief career on Wall Street and author of... more »»

DAVID KRUSE

November 17, 2017 In the 1980’s when I began authoring the Commstock Report one of my first major reports during the Ag Depression was entitled, “Tale of Two Economie. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

November 17, 2017 Thanksgiving is almost here, that day when we stuff ourselves until our tummies are as tight as drumheads and we lapse into couch comas. It’s as if Sunday came on Thursday. more »»

CROP WATCH

November 17, 2017 We are now about five weeks from the actual start of winter. The days are several hours shorter and darkness comes about three hours sooner than it needs to. more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

November 17, 2017 Cargill Inc., one of the world’s biggest agricultural trading houses, is shaking up its risk management division after the company was forced to pay a $10 million fine for misleading customers. The U. more »»

KARL SETZER

November 17, 2017 The USDA shocked the market by releasing a record 175.4 bushel per acre corn yield in the November supply and demand report. This was . more »»

Truly thankful for many things

November 17, 2017 Last spring I wrote that I was giving up my weekly column, something I enjoyed doing for many years. My main reason for quitting my column was my wife and I had busy summer ahead of us. more »»

IT'S FRIDAY

November 10, 2017 Rick Friday's cartoon submission for Nov. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

November 10, 2017 A joke bouncing around the ag grapevine shines more light on where rural America’s politics are than where its funny bone actually is. more »»

DAVID KRUSE

November 10, 2017 The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association says that a number of environmental groups, including the DesMoines Water Works, are reportedly pressuring Tyson Foods to begin demanding that livestock producers us... more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

November 10, 2017 A protein shortfall in this year’s U.S. soybean crop has forced processors like Bunge Ltd. more »»

KARL SETZER

November 10, 2017 Weather remains a primary factor in today’s marketplace. This is both for the United States and South America. The building La Nina weather system is getting more attention in the market. more »»

 
 

 

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