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Rick Friday's cartoon submission for Jan. 22, 2021

ARC/PLC webinars planned for February

Producers have until March 15, 2021 to make an annual election for the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) or Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) program under the 2018 Farm Bill. This decision is unlike the previous farm bills that often-required producers make a one-time election by commodity crop and by ...

Crop Watch

It is a new year following a year many of us hope to forget as our way of life was altered on many facets. Life for a high percent of the populace changed as the media focused 1,000 % of their time on creating fear and criticizing state and national leaders when they were not guilty. The ...

Weekly Market Review

Grain prices continued their movement higher this week after the USDA January supply and demand report. The January report is when the USDA finalizes yields for the previous harvest. Corn was the big news makers as the USDA made larger than expected adjustments. The most notable change by ...

Cooking aspirations

You should never watch a cooking show when you are hungry. This maxim has been proven true time and again during this stay-at-home pandemic winter. Those who ignore this rule do so at their own peril and that of their bathroom scales. The proliferation of televised cooking shows has proven ...

Midwest Marketing Solutions

CHS net income CHS is reporting net income of nearly $70 million for the first quarter of the fiscal year. That’s down from $178 million in the same quarter last year. The cooperative got a boost from good harvest weather, increasing volumes and margins across its agriculture segment. The ...

Blood washes away; lies will be remembered

Like any schoolboy, I was both giddy and awed when I walked into the U.S. Capitol for the first time. Here Abraham Lincoln walked and John Kennedy laid. This is where Henry Clay and Daniel Webster debated, where wars were declared, peace was cherished, and democracy watered. Only I wasn’t a ...

Were actions on Jan. 6 a last ditch effort to overthrow our republic?

The FBI has classified the rioters that participated in the January 6th insurrection at the Capital as “terrorists”. The reason that they can do that is that the thugs did a great job of sharing what they did via social media. The FBI has evidence of the crimes on tape, so to speak. Peter ...

It’s Friday

Rick Friday's cartoon submission for Jan. 8, 2020.

‘Operation Warp Speed’

“Operation Warp Speed” did give Covid-19 vaccine a boost in reaching the public but it was far from being the ‘Manhattan Project’, in terms of government producing a new technological achievement. Pfizer is the first company to get a vaccine cleared through FDA and the contribution of ...