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Marketing Meeting Today!

Marketing Meeting Today!

A reminder of the marketing meeting today at 1:30pm, at the Training Center (McGregor Main Office on Airport Rd, Colfax). This promises to be a great meeting with Luke Swenson from The Money Farm, Kevin Duling of KDI and Cat Salois the director from R & T division will each be presenting this afternoon.

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Reactions To The President's Budget Proposal

Good evening all,Before I touch on the business side, let me share a quick update from the personal side - I'm feeling pretty good of late and have made nearly...

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The Drone wars over?

Ben Johnson makes some good points in his opinion article, “The Agricultural Drone War is Over And They Lost,” about the shortcomings of drones in the agricultural marketplace.

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Market Shift Hits All Commodities

Market Shift Hits All Commodities

This past week was a roller coaster with Thursday's breathtaking market plunge; it was a correction across all commodities, not just grains.

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"May" We All Enjoy This Spring...

"May" We All Enjoy This Spring...

Do the urchins still make baskets and celebrate May Day?

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Easy Math: More Tillers Early = More Heads Later

Easy Math: More Tillers Early = More Heads Later

Which nutrients make sound agronomic sense to apply with seed and how does M-Struct fit into that game plan?

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High Stress Occupations: #1 Farming; #2 Insurance

High Stress Occupations: #1 Farming; #2 Insurance

Hello all,I must confess that I thought I was rather healthy and tough up until a week ago - then, a Shingles diagnosis hit and it's kickin' my butt.

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Wanted: A soon, and extended, return of blue skies...

Wanted: A soon, and extended, return of blue skies...

Hello all,Here's hoping to the soon and extended return of blue skies...

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Don't Turn That Wheel Just Yet...

Don't Turn That Wheel Just Yet...

Multi-peril policy requires the company to make an inspection and approve any activity prior to said activity commencing. Let us know if you have any questions regarding this topic.

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This March Is Madness

This March Is Madness

Hello everyone and Happy St. Pats' Day!So, I did a little research on terminology 'March Madness' and where it originated, as the 'Big Dance' seems to be out of favor.

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Fall & Winter Nitrogen Movement

Fall & Winter Nitrogen Movement

Fall of 2016 for sure made its coffee table rounds as a wet one. The weather delayed and extended planting season well into November for some.

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Failure to Communicate

Failure to Communicate

 ...the problem was they took the blue gate down in 1970. Needless to say, I didn’t find the field. 

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Snow Mold

Snow Mold

Snow mold sensitivity varies by variety. Most older wheat varieties have a snow mold tolerance rating although some of the newer varieties have not yet received a rate.

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Slaying Giants

Slaying Giants

Some my fondest memories growing up are that of watching Class B basketball games. Often a smaller school was enjoying a remarkable year and had slayed a few giants during the course of the season.

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Best Laid Plans...

Hello all,My intentions were not to send an update for another week, yet a couple of noteworthy items I felt important to get in your hands - realizing what I...

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Two-Thirds Gone...

Hello and Happy President's Day weekend to all!Although the winter weather and school closures have caused several area schools to lose this Monday as a holiday.

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The Optimism of a Farmer

Good evening,Perhaps the quote from Will Rogers best speaks to the nature of my optimism for the past 3 months of Sundays -The farmer has to be an optimist or...

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Wheat Prices should use Patriots Playbook

Hello all,I'm not a fan of the NFL Patriots, yet I must admit that was quite a comeback for victory...I hold hope that wheat prices are poised to do the...

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An Energetic Outlook

Hello all,I felt energetic in this afternoon's mild weather and slayed a couple of trees that have been my watch list for a couple of years; I'm home alone and...

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