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A significant number of farm operators in the upper Midwest will receive 2019 farm program payments during October from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA). A large number of crop producers in Minnesota and surrounding states were enrolled in their county’…

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The bull market is raging, with soybeans running to the highest price in over two years at $10.48 on Sept. 6, and Chicago wheat at the highest price in over five years at $5.96 on Sept. 6. Corn is at the highest price in months, but is still quite a ways from the $4.60 area high made last su…

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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many of our daily patterns, none the least of which are our eating habits. The infamous “freshman 15” has been supplanted by the “corona 20.” Sadly, this no longer refers to the number of beers consumed of an evening.

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The Sept. 30 USDA Grain Stocks Report surprised most grain marketing analysts and was quite bullish for corn and soybean markets. Grain stock estimates for corn, soybeans and wheat were all considerably lower than pre-report estimates. Following the USDA Report, December corn futures on the …

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Harvest is grinding forward as we have very dry weather this fall, with almost no rain the past two weeks, or forecast to fall in the next two weeks. In fact, this would be considered a horrible drought were it during spring planting. But it’s harvest time, and for most crops dry weather hel…

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It’s every citizen’s civic duty to vote, much in the same way that it’s a responsible person’s duty to pick up after their dog when they take their pooch out for a walk. Except that voting generally doesn’t involve unpleasant odors or icky tactile experiences.

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An email from an Iowa woman recently popped into my inbox. The lady wrote that her daughter and her daughter’s friend had written a children’s book and were wondering if I could advise them about how to get their book onto the market.

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Grains continue their uptrend, with new 2.3-year highs in soybeans again Sept. 14, penetrating the $10 area for the first time in over two years. There is much to be excited about in soybeans, as USDA botched yield estimates again this year, hiking it to 53.3 bu in August only to have to sta…

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A farm call to check a couple of sick calves out of a pen of feedlot steers was a typical fall-time task during my days as a young veterinarian practicing in rural South Dakota. Pneumonia was the common diagnosis and quite treatable if caught early enough. I’d take the calves’ temperatures, …

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