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It's Friday

May 20, 2019 Rick Friday's cartoon submission for May 17, 2019. more »»

 
 
 
Farm and Food File

May 20, 2019 Sanford Bishop and Sonny Perdue go way bac. more »»

RFS death by RIN waiver: a written history

May 20, 2019 History of the RFS Battle from 2015-Present: It was 2015, when Eric Branstad, Governor Terry Branstad’s son, was head of America’s Renewable Future, a pro-ethanol group that lobbied candidates... more »»

County Agent Guy

May 20, 2019 The circa 1956 “Peanuts” comic strip features Schroeder at his piano with Snoopy perched atop the instrument. The dog is so moved by the music that he soon bursts into tears. more »»

Crop watch

May 20, 2019 After we have watched the optimum time period for planting corn in much of the central Iowa float by with excessive rain and cold weather during April and the first half of May the future of this... more »»

Midwest Marketing Solutions

May 20, 2019 Dairy sues bookeeper An Idaho dairy has filed a lawsuit against its former bookkeeper, claiming she stole $700,000 over the seven years she served as the dairy’s chief financial office. more »»

Weekly market review

May 20, 2019 Planting progress for the week ending May 5th was as expected for both corn and soybean. more »»

It's Friday

May 13, 2019 It's Rick Friday's cartoon submission for May 10, 2019. more »»

May is National Egg Month

May 13, 2019 Egg production is big business in Iowa. The state’s roughly 60 million laying hens generate a remarkable 16 billion eggs each year, making Iowa the No. 1 egg-producing state in the nation. more »»

Farm and Food File

May 13, 2019 Decades ago, when discussing the complexity of U.S. more »»

An incomplete measure could be costly

May 13, 2019 If we apply anhydrous ammonia to the soil why don’t we test the soil for ammonium? Are you confident that all the nitrogen from the anhydrous ammonia you applied last fall is available this spring?... more »»

County Agent Guy

May 13, 2019 The world is filled with all sorts of pressures. Some of them are beneficial and some are nothing but a pressurized pain in the keister. Take hydraulic pressure. more »»

Planting delays continue

May 13, 2019 Planting progress released Monday afternoon was as expected for corn at 15 percent complete, up 9 percent for the week, but still 12 percent behind the 5-year average. more »»

Midwest Marketing Solutions

May 13, 2019 Agricultural lending has increased According to the American Bankers Association’s annual farm bank performance report, U.S. more »»

Crop watch

May 13, 2019 Now the month of May has arrived and not much has changed weather-wise in the last week or two. more »»

It's Friday

May 8, 2019 Rick Friday's cartoon submission for May 3, 2019. more »»

Farm and Food File

May 8, 2019 If you want to anger almost any American farmer, write something less than flattering about the declining use of biofuels-especially ethanol-in the U.S. today. more »»

The flaw is in partisanship

May 8, 2019 I have been surprised at how many times that IA Senator Chuck Grassley’s name comes up in my report. He is very much engaged in the legislative/political process in Washingto. more »»

County Agent Guy

May 8, 2019 This happened more than a decade ago, but I remember it like yesterday because we took pictures. The Kentucky sun blazed down on my wife and me. more »»

Fund short position continues to grow

May 8, 2019 As of this week, African swine fever has now spread to every providence in China. It was reported in Hainan earlier this week. more »»

Crop watch

May 8, 2019 May arrived earlier this week, even though the prospect of receiving snow in northern Iowa and in neighboring states over the weekend made it feel like late winter rather than late spring. more »»

 
 

 

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