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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 »»

KARL SETZER

May 26, 2017 A big story in this week’s trade was that Brazil’s President Temer has been bribing officials in that country, including commodity inspectors. more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

May 26, 2017 Koreans officials are optimistic about opening more trade with the U.S., particularly in the beef sector. more »»

How to thank veterans for their service

May 26, 2017 It shocked me the first time it happened. I was sitting in the living room of a World War II veteran and was interviewing him for a Memorial Day story. more »»

CROP WATCH

May 26, 2017 The 2017 planting season for the upper Midwest will enter its eighth week before long. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

May 26, 2017 We have a problem with the fuzz at our house. It’s actually more of a fur issue, but let’s not go splitting hairs. Our cat, Sparkles, is supposed to be a barn ca. more »»

Iowa cash rental rates

May 19, 2017 Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s annual statewide survey for cash rental rates was released in early May. Average cash rents for tillable acres planted to corn or soybeans are down by 4. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

May 19, 2017 In my youth, May brought two noticeable changes to the big Lutheran church my family faithfully attended. The first was heat. more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

May 19, 2017 The bottom may have been seen in the farm economy. American Farm Bureau Federation Chief Economist Bob Young expects a small adjustment upward this year. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

May 19, 2017 Spring has arrived and a tremendous roar is reverberating across the countryside. This clamor is not just from fleets of ginormous tractors pulling corn planters that are the size of a 747. more »»

CROP WATCH

May 19, 2017 Spring continues to drag on and the rate and pace of corn and bean planting varies widely across the state and the Midwest. more »»

DAVID KRUSE

May 18, 2017 The March unemployment rate was 4.4 percent. That is very good, the lowest rate of unemployment in a decad. more »»

KARL SETZER

May 18, 2017 The domestic old crop corn carryout number was little changed from the April report to the May report with 2.3 billion bu of carryout. The initial new crop ending stocks estimate if for 2. more »»

Get your grill on: How to build a better burger

May 18, 2017 Love the thrill of the grill? I sure do, especially when I’m crafting a thick, juicy burger I can sink my teeth into. more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

May 5, 2017 Green Plains Cattle Company plans to acquire two cattle feeding operations from Cargill Green Plains Inc. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

May 5, 2017 The Dear County Agent Guy book promotion juggernaut rolls on, even though I’m not entirely sure what “juggernaut” actually means. more »»

CROP WATCH

May 5, 2017 A few weather prognosticators correctly predicted the spring of 2017 was going to be on the cool and wet side. How we wish they were not so correct. more »»

DAVID KRUSE

May 5, 2017 Kruse Farms LLC in my future President Trump’s announcement on a tax measure was mostly designed to beat the 100 day thing. Fill in a few lines, leave others blank. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

May 5, 2017 Sonny’s big adventure Those Wisconsin dairy cows at the center of another trade kettle now boiling between the United States and Canada, a friend suggests, aren’t really black-and-white Holsteins. more »»

CLAYTON RYE

May 5, 2017 Simple tools Those Wisconsin dairy cows at the center of another trade kettle now boiling between the United States and Canada, a friend suggests, aren’t really black-and-white Holsteins. more »»

 
 

 

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