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May 2018

May As I am writing this, corn is presently down a nickel a bushel and soybeans are down 25 cents a bushel, on the news that this week should bring better weather for the planters to roll.  It seems as…

April 2018

Well spring is here, at least for a couple days. With today's temperature supposed to be in the 70's we at least get a taste of spring, but then cold and rainy again for the weekend. The planters should…

February 2018

February As I am writing we are having a heat wave of 23 degrees.  This has got to be one of the coldest winters with more snow than we have had in recent years.  The January blizzard dropped over a foot…

October 2017

As I am writing this the rain continues to pour down.  The farmers are getting pretty nervous as the beans are ready to go but they can’t get in the fields.  It’s supposed to rain all day today and tomorrow…

September 2017

Well harvest is just around the corner and some of the choppers are starting to roll.  I talked to some of our local seed dealers and they are, in their words, cautiously optimistic.  The yield appraisers…