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CROP WATCH

April 20, 2017 nother week later and in much of Iowa things are nearly at a standstill. After a late winter season where February weather was warm and dry the climate has changed to cooler and wette. more »»

CLAYTON RYE

April 14, 2017 I was visiting on the phone with my son, Mr. Fencerow to Fencerow. He was expressing his impatience with the slow start of spring field work due to cool weather and damp conditions. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

April 14, 2017 Farmers and ranchers pride themselves on neighborliness, and rightly so. more »»

DAVID KRUSE

April 14, 2017 The Mexican government has already triggered the 90-day heads up notice to its congress that it is ready to begin renegotiation of NAFTA. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

April 14, 2017 My wife and I were waiting at a restaurant’s bar when we bumped into a memory. We were meeting an Englishman friend of ours for supper. more »»

CROP WATCH

April 14, 2017 Here we are now two weeks into April and the checkered flag is about to drop on corn planting in the state. more »»

KARL SETZER

April 7, 2017 The quarterly stocks data showed larger reserves on March 1 than what trade was expecting. On that date the United States was holding 8.6 billion bushels of corn, 1.74 bb of soybeans, and 1. more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

April 7, 2017 Cargill Inc.’s efforts to supply food companies with non-genetically modified ingredients have come under attack from the other side of its business: farmers. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

April 7, 2017 There are hazards associated with almost every activity. For a klutz like me, even trimming my toenails involves very real risk. more »»

CROP WATCH

April 7, 2017 April has arrived and so far the weather has been cool and wet. While there is a great saying about March’s lamb and lion scenario none exists for April. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

April 7, 2017 For someone who rarely attended auctions, my father somehow managed to host or co-host four different auctions in the last 20 or so years of his long life. more »»

DAVID KRUSE

April 7, 2017 I am probably not a big fan of soy sauce but a lot of Americans buy a lot of the stuff. Kikkoman’s has been making soy sauce in Walworth, Wisconsin, since 1972. more »»

How to handle the Russia mess

April 7, 2017 The recent announcement by FBI Director James Comey that his agency is investigating links between members of President Trump’s campaign and Russia has upended Washington. more »»

KARL SETZER

March 31, 2017 Weather is starting to have more of an impact on today’s commodity market. This is not just from a production point of view, but from a general change in attitude. more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

March 31, 2017 FarmLead Farmers work to feed the world. Yet somehow, corn, wheat and rice sales are still happening at a local level through antiquated paperwork and phone negotiation. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

March 31, 2017 I hate to brag, but I’m a “natural” in the field of parenting. This is largely due to my upbringing on a small and diversified livestock farm. more »»

CROP WATCH

March 31, 2017 April will be here this week and the chances for warmer and sunnier weather are increasing. more »»

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 »»

 
 

 

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