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County Agent Guy

July 26, 2019 Everyone lives in the past to a certain extent, but I probably do so more than the average bear. You might even say that I’m a nostalgic nostalgist. It’s impossible for me to escape the pas. more »»

Farm and Food File

July 26, 2019 Look out, rural America, Congress is headed your way during its annual month-long break in August and its members want to talk trade, trade, and trade. more »»

My history with RoundUp and life on the farm

July 26, 2019 Part 1 of a series I was born in 1952 in Spencer and my life on the farm near Royal started before the Green Revolution. more »»

Crop watch

July 26, 2019 Another week in July passed and there’s only one more in the month of July. more »»

Midwest Marketing Solutions

July 26, 2019 CHS reports income For the first nine months of the year, CHS reports net income of nearly $651 million. That compares to $535.5 million a year ago. more »»

Weather market continues

July 26, 2019 Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told reporters U.S. and Chinese officials will have another “principal-level” phone call this week. more »»

It's Friday

July 22, 2019 It's Rick Friday's cartoon submission for July 19, 2019. more »»

Farm and Food File

July 22, 2019 Call it what you will-coincidence, chance or just bad luck-but on the very day that President Donald J. more »»

Things that really inflame the president

July 22, 2019 I see two things that DJT (Donald J. Trump) is really inflamed over that are obviously of extreme importance to him. One is the Fed increase in interest rates slowing his economic parade of growth. more »»

County Agent Guy

July 22, 2019 Hard to believe that it’s been 50 years since I’ve been to the moon. I didn’t personally go, of course. more »»

July WASDE report released

July 22, 2019 As expected, in the July 11th supply and demand report the USDA chose to use the June 28th acreage figures in their release. Due to this, new crop corn ending stocks came in at . more »»

Midwest Marketing Solutions

July 22, 2019 Prevented plant claims paid According to USDA Undersecretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey, numerous prevented plant claims have already been paid ou. more »»

Crop watch

July 22, 2019 With projected high temperatures above 90 degrees for the next week, after the months of March through June setting all time yearly records for amount of rainfall, we have to wonder if we are living... more »»

It's Friday

July 16, 2019 It's Rick Friday's cartoon submission for July 12, 2019. more »»

Politicians should not be in charge of Federal Reserve

July 16, 2019 I will give it to President Trump that he understands economic stimulus. There are essentially three kinds of economic stimulus: fiscal stimulus, regulatory stimulus and monetary polic. more »»

Questions of spring planting 2019

July 16, 2019 A person didn’t have to wander far from the farm this past spring to overhear conversations about wetness. more »»

Farm and Food File

July 16, 2019 Writers write and readers read and, always to this writer’s pleasant surprise, readers often write. Most letters and emails are either complimentary or inquisitive. more »»

County Agent Guy

July 16, 2019 It’s a little scary to be put in charge of another human being’s wellbeing. My wife recently had spinal fusion surgery. The operation went swimmingly, and she was cleared to return home the next da. more »»

Crop watch

July 16, 2019 The 4th of July holiday period is behind us now. In central Iowa we followed up a 3-inch rainfall week with a 4-inch precipitation week. more »»

It's Friday

July 8, 2019 Rick Friday's cartoon submission for July 5, 2019. more »»

 
 

 

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