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CROP WATCH

November 10, 2017 Only two more months left in the year and the warm weather will be back in only five or six months. So get used to wearing the winter jackets and coveralls for the near term. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

November 10, 2017 I was only nine years old when I received my life sentence. Third grade had started out so promising. My teacher, Mrs. more »»

Communication is key when cash flow is tight

November 10, 2017 Cash flow management is becoming even more critical in row crop agriculture. While most lenders like to emphasize strong balance sheets, it’s the ability to generate cash that pays the bills. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

November 3, 2017 The cooler temperatures and shorter days remind us that winter is fast approaching and that we had best prepare for it else we find ourselves with our metaphorical pants around our ankles, staring i... more »»

Echoes of a vanishing Iowa landscape

November 3, 2017 Seven days, seven black and white photos of my life. No humans. No explanations. It’s a challenge issued on Facebook, and when my friend Mary Roberts invited me to participate, I couldn’t resist. more »»

IT'S FRIDAY

November 3, 2017 Rick Friday's cartoon submission for Nov. more »»

CROP WATCH

November 3, 2017 So how did everyone like this first taste of winter? A few different meteorologists have been predicting widely varying winter conditions. more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

November 3, 2017 China, the world’s top wheat producer, has cut its minimum purchase price for the grain for 2018 to help whittle its mammoth stockpiles and adjust to the market, the first such move since the policy... more »»

KARL SETZER

November 3, 2017 Harvest delays are really only a concern if the crop is either in jeopardy of being damaged or inventory is in short supply, however, and neither of these are an issue right now. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

November 3, 2017 Five hundred years ago this week, a German theologian nailed a sheet of 95 statements, or theses, to a church door in Saxony in hopes of starting a debate to reform the church he loved. more »»

DAVID KRUSE

November 3, 2017 Iowa Senators and 29 others from other states no longer believe that EPA Scott Pruitt’s word is any good. more »»

IT'S FRIDAY

October 27, 2017 Rick Friday's cartoon submission for Oct. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

October 27, 2017 If you wanted to renegotiate an aging but working trade treaty with two of your biggest, best customers, you’d think sweet talk and calm persuasion might work better than boorish bombast and shrill... more »»

DAVID KRUSE

October 27, 2017 President Trump has said a lot of things about a lot of things. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

October 27, 2017 We have entered the creepy season, that time of year when things that go bump in the night are putting a fright into both the unsuspecting and the suspicious. No, it’s not election time. more »»

Always alert: how to stay safe in any situation

October 27, 2017 What was that? None of us knew what was going on at first, and I was confused — and alarmed. It happened on the bright, sunny morning of October 16, as hundreds of us were gathered at 9 a.. more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

October 27, 2017 There’s been another landmark shift in the seed and chemical business. BASF has agreed to purchase Bayer’s LibertyLink-branded seed and the Liberty herbicide business. more »»

KARL SETZER

October 27, 2017 Questions are being asked in regards to the soybean usage number the U.S.D.A. predicted in its latest balance sheets. The U.S.D.A. is projecting soybeans consumption of 4. more »»

IT'S FRIDAY

October 20, 2017 Rick Friday's cartoon submission for Oct. more »»

DAVID KRUSE

October 20, 2017 President Trump made a comment recently that “it was the calm before the storm” without referencing what he was specifically referring too, liking as he does, to create suspens. more »»

 
 

 

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