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COUNTY AGENT GUY

October 27, 2017 We have entered the creepy season, that time of year when things that go bump in the night are putting a fright into both the unsuspecting and the suspicious. No, it’s not election time. more »»

Always alert: how to stay safe in any situation

October 27, 2017 What was that? None of us knew what was going on at first, and I was confused — and alarmed. It happened on the bright, sunny morning of October 16, as hundreds of us were gathered at 9 a.. more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

October 27, 2017 There’s been another landmark shift in the seed and chemical business. BASF has agreed to purchase Bayer’s LibertyLink-branded seed and the Liberty herbicide business. more »»

KARL SETZER

October 27, 2017 Questions are being asked in regards to the soybean usage number the U.S.D.A. predicted in its latest balance sheets. The U.S.D.A. is projecting soybeans consumption of 4. more »»

IT'S FRIDAY

October 20, 2017 Rick Friday's cartoon submission for Oct. more »»

DAVID KRUSE

October 20, 2017 President Trump made a comment recently that “it was the calm before the storm” without referencing what he was specifically referring too, liking as he does, to create suspens. more »»

KARL SETZER

October 20, 2017 The USDA increased the average corn yield estimate for the United States more than expected in the October supply and demand report. The average corn yield is now 171. more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

October 20, 2017 Before USDA moves certain aspects of the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration into the Agricultural Marketing Service, the Organization for Competitive Markets wants to meet with... more »»

Happy to be 60

October 20, 2017 Nobody could be more surprised than I am by this development. I never expected this. It has always been a vague possibility, but I didn’t think it would actually happen. more »»

CROP WATCH

October 20, 2017 Years ago the Grateful Dead rock group out of San Francisco released an album entitled “What a long strange trip this has been.” While we have yet to see how the last 2. more »»

A mother’s letter

October 20, 2017 Dear daughter, In a few days you will become a mother for the first time. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

October 19, 2017 When it comes to the artful science of economics, most American farmers and ranchers are classic Ricardians, or followers of David Ricardo, an 18th century English stock trader whose influential... more »»

IT'S FRIDAY

October 13, 2017 Rick Friday's cartoon submission for Oct. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

October 13, 2017 If the USDA’s current forecasts are even close to being right and the nation’s politicians continue their year-long blood feud, football players won’t be the only ones on their knees in protest. more »»

DAVID KRUSE

October 13, 2017 The following is a transcript of an interview that I did with FDNY Chief Richard Picciotto, at our customer appreciation event held at this year’s Clay County Fair, and this is just as it was aired... more »»

KARL SETZER

October 13, 2017 Variability continues to be the one consistent factor with this year’s crops. Some regions of the Corn Belt are reporting their best crops ever, while others claim their crop is close to a total loss. more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

October 13, 2017 Nationwide, there are now more than 2,200 dicamba-related complaints affecting 3.1 million acres of soybeans in 21 states. more »»

CROP WATCH

October 13, 2017 A few weeks ago it appeared that having the same problem with combine and field fires as in 2012 was going to become realit. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

October 13, 2017 Our society is about to undergo a seismic shift. This transformation will affect every man, woman and child and will cause untold amounts of anguish. more »»

Savoring meals on wheels — country style

October 13, 2017 It’s an age-old challenge. more »»

 
 

 

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