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Farm and Food File

April 16, 2020 There’s a brittle beauty to this year’s spring. more »»

There is a long way to go

April 16, 2020 There is a long way to go A few days ago, DJT (Donald J. Trump) brought up the expectations for mortality from Coivd-19 in the U.. more »»

Dear County Agent Guy

April 16, 2020 Fifty million blackbirds can’t be wrong. That’s approximately how many blackbirds have been infesting our grove lately. If their arrival is a sure sign of spring, then spring has surely arrived. more »»

Crop watch

April 16, 2020 Happy belated Easter everyone, or did it seem more like Christmas with snow in the air on Sunday and cold temps throughout the entire Midwest and Northwest part of the country for the next few da. more »»

Turmoil in the markets

April 16, 2020 The coronavirus continues to gain traction and move markets. Airplanes are sitting empty with 96% commercial airplanes being grounded. more »»

Midwest Marketing Solutions

April 16, 2020 USMCA delayed The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement will not go into effect on June 1 as anticipated. more »»

It's Friday

April 14, 2020 It's Rick Friday's cartoon submission for April 10, 2020. more »»

Demand is plunging — outlook for agriculture

April 14, 2020 Do you know what our biggest problem is? Let me tell you. Low prices cure low prices. At least that is how the market is supposed to work. more »»

Midwest Marketing Solutions

April 14, 2020 CRP acres USDA has accepted more than 3.4 million acres into the general signup for the Conservation Reserve Program. This was the first general signup enrollment in four years. more »»

Weekly Market Review

April 14, 2020 The USDA released their planting intentions numbers on March 31st. Corn acres were at 97 million acres compared to the average trade estimate of 94.1 million acres. more »»

Initial, delayed and prevented planting decisions

April 14, 2020 The cool, wet early spring weather conditions might mean some corn and soybean fields will be planted later than normal. more »»

Dear County Agent Guy

April 14, 2020 As per the advice of national health experts, my wife and I are practicing social distancin. more »»

Crop watch

April 14, 2020 With the intermittent warm and sunny days winter is slowing losing its grip on the northern Midwest states and its inhabitants. more »»

Farm and Food File

April 14, 2020 Coronavirus, a farmer in a recent news story noted, “is the straw that broke the camel’s back. more »»

Farm and Food File

April 8, 2020 Despite overwhelming evidence from literally every corner of the world, a farmer friend recently related to me that three-not one, not two, but three-rural acquaintances had assured him that “this... more »»

Midwest Marketing Solutions

April 8, 2020 USDA asked to help cattle producers Lawmakers are asking USDA to help cattle producers as the industry experiences a decline in commodity prices. more »»

Corn demand struggles

April 8, 2020 Congress has reached an agreement on a stimulus package of close to $2 trillion in relief. This is to help offset economic losses for U.S. consumers and business owners. more »»

Dear County Agent Guy

April 8, 2020 It looks like just a yellowed old postcard, but it’s actually a time capsule. Postmarked October 24, 1918, the card is addressed to Mrs. Alex Johnson c/o Adolph Hermanson, Hudson, SD. more »»

Crop watch

April 8, 2020 So how has everyone enjoyed living like they were in an actual movie from years ago? It was entitled ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’. more »»



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