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COUNTY AGENT GUY

July 28, 2017 There must be something about guys that draws them, like June bugs to a porch light, to risky behavior. more »»

Cash rental rate tools

July 28, 2017 Each spring Iowa State University Extension and Outreach conducts a statewide survey for cash rental rates. more »»

KARL SETZER

July 28, 2017 Trade is showing more interest in the weekly crop ratings as steady declines have taken place for the past several weeks. more »»

Be careful out there

July 28, 2017 Although we hear the words, “be careful” from many people over the course of our lifetime, it’s almost always said for the same reasons. I used to hear it all the time growing u. more »»

CROP WATCH

July 28, 2017 We are now in the last week of July and still fighting several different battles. Time is precious and working during 90 plus degree heat makes it tougher to get things done. more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

July 26, 2017 The Trump budget proposal calls for cuts to the crop insurance program. Similar proposals have also surfaced in Congress. more »»

IT'S FRIDAY

July 21, 2017 Rick Friday's cartoon submission for July 21, 2017... more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

July 21, 2017 Twelve years ago this month, the lovely Catherine and I moved from a three-story, oak-lined Victorian house in town to a modern, all-brick home in an unincorporated, rural community six miles north. more »»

DAVID KRUSE

July 21, 2017 Over the last 25 years we have seen robotics and automation establish an increasingly significant presence in our domestic manufacturing sector. more »»

Ethanol: passion by the gallon

July 21, 2017 What drives you? When I stopped by the Iowa Corn 300 at the Iowa Speedway on July 9, ethanol wasn’t the only driving force as Indy cars roared past the grandstand. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

July 21, 2017 Summertime is the season for that strange annual tradition known as the family vacation. When you think about it, taking a vacation with your youngsters is an odd notion. more »»

CROP WATCH

July 21, 2017 Now we, our crops, pastures and countryside get to enter a gauntlet of 90 plus degree temps with only a minor chance of rain in the forecast for the next ten days. more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

July 21, 2017 Pork production continues to be high, but a strong export market is helping prices remain steady. more »»

KARL SETZER

July 21, 2017 As expected, the USDA left corn yield unchanged in the July balance sheets. Production still increased as the larger acreage numbers form the June revisions report was factored in. more »»

IT'S FRIDAY

July 14, 2017 Rick Friday's cartoon submission for July 14, 2017... more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

July 14, 2017 Six months may have passed since readers last got their say in this space but nothing during that time has mellowed their views of this effort, the words they use to explain those views, and some of... more »»

DAVID KRUSE

July 14, 2017 When President Trump was in Iowa on what appeared to be a 2020 campaign rally tour he outlined the need for new spending on infrastructure which we have heard many times. more »»

KARL SETZER

July 14, 2017 June 2017 is going to go down as one of the driest in history in some regions of the United States. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

July 14, 2017 Motoring around the countryside, it appears to me that oats are making a comeback. I say this despite the fact that I find it difficult to decide if the proper usage is “oats are” or “oats is. more »»

Ladies of the farm

July 14, 2017 How well I remember it from my growing-up years. more »»

 
 

 

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