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FARM AND FOOD FILE

June 30, 2017 When Jeff Bezos, the founder, chairman, and CEO of giant online retailer Amazon.com, Inc. more »»

KARL SETZER

June 30, 2017 Even though we are moving into the heart of the U.S. growing season for corn and soybeans, we continue to see very little risk premium associated with futures. more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

June 30, 2017 An online auction meant to help set prices in the volatile cattle market is in trouble. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

June 30, 2017 A recent walk-through at a car show was a disconcerting experience. This is because many of the vehicles on hand were still in use when I was a kid. more »»

Cruising the historic Lincoln Highway

June 30, 2017 If you ever travel U.S. Highway 30 across Iowa, you’re never far away from the Lincoln Highway, if not right on top of i. more »»

CROP WATCH

June 30, 2017 The month of June soon will be history. In Iowa the prospect of a trend line corn crop is still a possibility. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

June 27, 2017 Farmers and ranchers are a resourceful lot. Their widespread reputation for fixing almost anything anywhere-often with little more than baling wire and spit-is well-earned and greatly admired. more »»

DAVID KRUSE

June 27, 2017 I previously recommended Peter Zeihan’s book, “The Accidental Superpower” that cuts through a lot of haze (crap) to explain why America is the world’s superpower and still will be when our... more »»

IT'S FRIDAY

June 27, 2017 Cartoonist Rick Friday's submission for June 23, 2017... more »»

KARL SETZER

June 27, 2017 Even though planting is just wrapping up across the United States, we are already seeing private analysts release their own yield estimates. more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

June 27, 2017 It’s the first export in more than 13 years of beef from a U.S. meat packer destined for the bellies of Chinese consumers, whose growing appetites for red meat fueled an estimated $2. more »»

CROP WATCH

June 27, 2017 In another week we will be into the first part of July and the celebration of this country’s founding. In a season with a very long planting and replanting, the crp advane is at a very slow pace. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

June 27, 2017 Call me strange if you like (many have), but I enjoy a good, old-fashioned, rock-’em, sock-’em thunderstorm. It’s probably a guy thin. more »»

Managing in-season crop costs

June 27, 2017 The 2017 crop profit margins will be tight with the likelihood of burdensome supplies of corn and soybeans. more »»

Show up, speak up, don’t give up

June 27, 2017 Even if you can’t name many famous photographers, you’ve probably heard of Ansel Adams. While this celebrated nature photographer was a San Francisco native, I believe Adams had the heart of a farmer. more »»

KARL SETZER

June 16, 2017 No changes took place to the domestic corn balance sheets for either old nor new crop in the June supply and demand report. This left old crop ending stocks at 2.29 billion bu and new crop at 2. more »»

IT'S FRIDAY

June 16, 2017 Cartoonist Rick Friday's June 16 submission... more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

June 16, 2017 Farmers have to deal with threats to their crops from nature all the time. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

June 16, 2017 In a White House Rose Garden ceremony June 1, President Donald J. Trump announced he would pull the U.S. from the Paris treaty on global climate change. more »»

Busting the Iowa Butter Gang

June 16, 2017 “Hey, did you ever hear of the Iowa Butter Gang?” It’s the last question I expected to hear during my recent “Culinary History of Iowa” book signing in West Des Moines, and it definitely caught my... more »»

 
 

 

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