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CLAYTON RYE

January 27, 2017 It was one of those times when one thought leads to another, ending in a place of long ago and long forgotten. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

January 27, 2017 Of all the projects that a guy takes on during his lifetime — and I’m including adding indoor plumbing here — none is more life-changing than becoming a father. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

January 27, 2017 On Jan. 5, Harvest Public Media reported that “a federal investigation has been launched into the alleged embezzlement of $2.6 million by an employee” of the Oklahoma Beef Council. more »»

CROP WATCH

January 27, 2017 We have had our January thaw and for that we are grateful. Any days over freezing during our normally frigid Januaries are welcom. more »»

DAVID KRUSE

January 27, 2017 I was able to visit Argentina a few years ago and was treated to a farm tour there. more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

January 27, 2017 Planting intentions The latest Farm Futures survey of 2017 planting intentions shows a massive acreage shift in the works for this spring as growers try to figure out how to make a profit in another... more »»

KAREN SCHWALLER

January 27, 2017 We learn about life from so many people who come into and out of our lives. Those people can teach us to appreciate so many things — or they can come as lessons for us. more »»

KARL SETZER

January 27, 2017 Trade is already looking forward to next year’s production possibilities, especially on corn. There is a well-publicized estimate that the United States will plant 4. more »»

CROP WATCH

January 20, 2017 After surviving the biggest non-storm, ice storm of the last decade we are blessed with having our hoped-for January thaw. So it rained a little while the ground and temps were below freezing. more »»

CLAYTON RYE

January 20, 2017 “Are you going to Scarborough Faire?” Well, yes, we are, indirectly. Last fall my wife and I saw that Art Garfunkel would be performing in the auditorium of the local community college in Mason Cit. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

January 20, 2017 I have been faithful most of my life, but for some years when I was young I openly cheated. She even moved in with us. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

January 20, 2017 THE ALLEGORY: Not long ago, a man named Jim was in business with his brother Bob. Jim was the hardworking, money-making side of the firm; Bob was the always smiling, money-spending side. more »»

KAREN SCHWALLER

January 20, 2017 Sometimes I don’t know which phrase is more daunting: “I sold hogs for tomorrow.” Or “The holidays are coming. more »»

DAVID KRUSE

January 20, 2017 I find it a little surprising that farmers are among the biggest skeptics of manmade climate change. more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

January 20, 2017 Cargill reports 2Q profit Global commodities trader Cargill Inc reported a sharply higher adjusted quarterly profit led by strong results from its beef and turkey businesses in North America. more »»

DTN: Corn, bean markets sluggish

January 19, 2017 By KAREN SCHWALLER kschwaller@evertek.net Market reaction to the USDA’s final 2016 production numbers and December quarterly stocks report, issued Jan. more »»

DTN: Corn, bean markets sluggish

January 19, 2017 By KAREN SCHWALLER kschwaller@evertek.net Market reaction to the USDA’s final 2016 production numbers and December quarterly stocks report, issued Jan. more »»

Biodiesel from sugarcane more economical than soybeans?

January 17, 2017 URBANA, Ill. (University of Illinois) — America’s oil consumption far exceeds that of every other country in the world. What’s more, it’s unsustainable. more »»

CLAYTON RYE

January 13, 2017 Being a person who does not like to throw things away would make me a packrat. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

January 13, 2017 Back when I was a kid, the wintertime cold was a cruel and unrelenting force of nature, similar to gravity or the Gilligan’s Island theme song. more »»

 
 

 

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