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DAVID KRUSE

June 15, 2017 It is time for a current events lesson. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

June 15, 2017 Our sweltering weather reminds us that summertime has officially arrived and that a person shouldn’t venture outdoors unless they are slathered, like a greased pig, with sunscreen that has an SPF of... more »»

KARL SETZER

June 9, 2017 Even though corn planting is reported as in its final stages across the Corn Belt, this may not really be the case. more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

June 9, 2017 A Wisconsin grain buyer and shipper found guilty of defrauding 65 farmers and four banks will spend three years in priso. more »»

IT'S FRIDAY

June 9, 2017 Cartoonist Rick Friday's submission for June 9, 2016. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

June 9, 2017 Political scandals in Brazil, like much in the fast-growing, global food giant, are so bold and so far out bounds that calling them “outrageous” slanders their perpetrators. more »»

DAVID KRUSE

June 9, 2017 Oil/gas developers are finding new ways to micro-manage the means by which they approach shale formations and the yield curve of U.S. production has not peaked. more »»

CROP WATCH

June 9, 2017 June is here and we are left wondering where the first part of May went. more »»

Remembering Ambassador Branstad’s legacy

June 9, 2017 A morning talk-show host on WHO Radio posed an interesting question on the day that former Iowa Governor Terry Branstad was confirmed as the U.S. ambassador to Chin. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

June 9, 2017 Big Bird has been a member of our household ever since I can remember. more »»

Delayed and Prevented Planting Decisions

June 2, 2017 The frequent rains that have soaked parts of the Corn Belt this spring have left many corn and soybean fields unplanted or with flooded areas that will need to be replanted. more »»

CROP WATCH

June 2, 2017 After another wet week, it is time to recognize the meteorologists who read their tea leaves and observed the galactic cycles to predict a cooler and wetter planting season. more »»

DAVID KRUSE

June 2, 2017 Part 1 of 2 Peter Zeihan, author of “The Absent Superpower”, writes that we are into the third and maybe starting the fourth shale oil technological revolution, transforming the oil and gas... more »»

KARL SETZER

June 2, 2017 While there is plenty of time in the new crop marketing year for adjustments to take place, it appears as though for the first time in seven years, corn demand will out-pace production. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

June 2, 2017 Every so often a person is gripped by the urge to “get out of Dodge,” even if there isn’t a posse hot on their tail. My wife and I recently visited our eldest son in Minneapolis. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

June 1, 2017 Donald Trump may want to “Make America Great Again” but his just-proposed 2018 budget contains no plans to make rural America or the nation’s less fortunate great again. more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

June 1, 2017 In the monthly COF report, cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.0 million head on May 1,2017. more »»

Are you busy?

May 26, 2017 It’s a question many a farm wife has heard over the year. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

May 26, 2017 What Trump Administration appointees lack in reticence they make up for in certitude. Take Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. more »»

DAVID KRUSE

May 26, 2017 I was thinking of government as a marching band. Every 4 to 8 years government, like a new marching band, flows on to the field led by a new drum major. more »»

 
 

 

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