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FARM AND FOOD FILE

February 24, 2017 After years of angry opposition, fiery speeches, and showy, going-nowhere votes, Congressional Republicans finally clenched their angry, shaking hands on the throat of the Affordable Care Act, or... more »»

DAVID KRUSE

February 24, 2017 Given the insults and threats thrown Mexico’s way by our President and his supporters it is not surprising that favorable sentiment toward the U.S. in Mexico is at the lowest level in modern histor. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

February 24, 2017 As I write this, the area where we live is suffering an extended spell of mild midwinter weather. I say “suffering” because, as we in the Midwest all know, no nice weather ever goes unpunishe. more »»

CROP WATCH

February 24, 2017 March is getting closer and the start of the planting season is now only about seven or eight weeks away. That seems somewhat impossible, but the calendar says it is true. more »»

KARL SETZER

February 24, 2017 While weather will likely be the next factor to drive commodity values, not many forecast models are indicating adverse conditions at this time. more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

February 24, 2017 Farm income U.S. net farm income is forecast to decline 8.7 percent in 2017 to $62. more »»

KAREN SCHWALLER

February 24, 2017 First of all, let me just say that the Schwallers are a wrestling family. Farmers have a good chance of raising successful wrestlers because every day is weightlifting day on the farm. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

February 17, 2017 January started gray, stayed gray, and ended gray. Worse, it wasn’t a shining silver gray or an inviting blue gray. more »»

DAVID KRUSE

February 17, 2017 The movie, “A Dog’s Purpose,” which I enjoyed, was cleared by a third party audit of subjecting a dog to stress during the filming of the movi. more »»

KARL SETZER

February 17, 2017 The February balance sheets were little changed from January, which is not uncommon. U.S. corn carryout decreased a minimal 35 million bushels to a 2.32 billion bushels total. more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

February 17, 2017 ADM’s gains U.S. agricultural trader Archer Daniels Midland Co reported a 41 percent drop in quarterly profit from a year earlier, when the company recorded one-time gains of nearly $400 millio. more »»

CLAYTON RYE

February 17, 2017 Every couple years or so, I like to read the FFA Creed. I was my FFA chapter’s creed speaker way back in 1961 or ’62 and in the competition I made it past the first level. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

February 17, 2017 You know that the housing industry is booming when new homes start popping up in the middle of a bog. more »»

CLAYTON RYE

February 10, 2017 It was quite a weekend. There was that football game that went on most of Sunday, even though the actual game didn’t start until the evening. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

February 10, 2017 Of all the words used to describe President Donald J. Trump during his first days in office — bold, boastful, alternative facts — here are two that almost no person or pundit uttered: promise keepe. more »»

DAVID KRUSE

February 10, 2017 President Trump is wasting no time functioning as his own secretaries of Commerce and Treasury, engaging with Mexico to end NAFTA. He has made it clear that he is going to make it untenable for U.S. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

February 10, 2017 Every so often there comes an event that a guy simply cannot ignore, at least not without the risk of suffering pain. more »»

CROP WATCH

February 10, 2017 And February is now here. It is the shortest month of the year and every fourth year another days is tacked onto the normal 28. more »»

KARL SETZER

February 10, 2017 The developing trade rift between the United States and Mexico continues to be a source of market interest. Not only does Mexico import a large amount of commodities, but commodity products as well. more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

February 10, 2017 NAFTA Bob Young, American Farm Bureau Federation chief economist and deputy executive director of public policy, said renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement will mean different things... more »»

 
 

 

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