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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 »»

Crop watch

July 8, 2019 July 2019 has arrived and the 4th wa Thursda. more »»

Farm and Food File

July 8, 2019 When you’ve been in the ag journalism game for almost 40 years, few things surprise you. Floods, droughts, market crack-ups, political crockery, price fixing: none of it is shocking anymore. more »»

Farmers are making national news now

July 8, 2019 Farmers are making the national news now...in some good ways and some bad depending on perspective. more »»

County Agent Guy

July 8, 2019 If we live long enough, many of us will become bionic. My wife is the latest example. more »»

Federal funds should soften ag weather concerns

July 8, 2019 This spring farmers have faced devastating floods, tornadoes and wet planting conditions throughout much of the Corn Belt. more »»

It's Friday

June 28, 2019 It's Rick Friday's cartoon submission for June 28, 2019. more »»

County Agent Guy

June 28, 2019 One of the pleasantest perks of being an author is occasionally being asked to speak at gatherings. more »»

Crop watch

June 28, 2019 Now that summer has officially arrived we can begin by summarizing how the spring went and what we can expect to happen during the first part of the season. more »»

Farm and Food File

June 28, 2019 U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue doesn’t need to hit the road this summer to find more than enough messy problems to keep him busy through harves. more »»

True war heroes

June 28, 2019 I went on ebay.com and bought a new USS John McCain baseball cap. more »»

Midwest Marketing Solutions

June 28, 2019 Hanson to plead guilty Hunter Hanson, the 22-year-old northeast North Dakota grain trader from Leeds, N.D. more »»

Demand concerns arise

June 28, 2019 The week of June 17th trade seemed more demand focused than in prior weeks when production worries had taken nearly all of the headlines. more »»

It's Friday

June 25, 2019 It's Rick Friday's cartoon submission for June 21, 2019. more »»

Farm and Food File

June 25, 2019 There’s an interesting paradox occurring in today’s commodity and financial markets. Maybe you’ve noticed it; market watchers certainly have. Here’s what they’ve seen: Every time President Donald J. more »»

 
 

 

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