I grew up on a crop and dairy farm in Southern Minnesota. After graduating from Wells Easton High School, I earned a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education from the University of Minnesota. After graduation I returned to the family farm consisting of 600 acres of corn, soybeans, alfalfa, sweet corn, peas and 100 dairy cows. In fall of 1995, after 18 years, I traded the milking parlor for a radio microphone. I still get up at 3:15AM every day. In addition to Farm Broadcasting, covering the farm news, weather, markets, meetings, county fairs, FFA conventions and so on, I continue to farm our land in Southern Minnesota. I am on the air from 5:00 to 7:00 with Mornings on the Farm and then reports through out the day. My wife of 40 years, Louise, is an Occupational Health Nurse for the Jennie-O-Turkey Store. We have two children: Laura who finished Graduate school in Michigan and now is in Burnsville and Steve received his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh. He works for Eli Lilly in Indianapolis.
Second MFP Payment Approved!
The second and final Market Facilitation program payment is on the way!
AM Minnesota Today the New Farm Bill
My guest on today's AM Minnesota program will be Ag Analyst Kent Thiesse and we will discuss the new farm bill.
Corn and Soybeans Trade on China Buying
Corn and bean traders were focused last week on how much China would buy.
2018 October and November Coldest on Record
Tom Hoverstad said this October and November were the coldest on record at the Southern Research and Outreach Center at Waseca.
Nice Day For A Drive in the Country
This is the view from my combine cab as I drove down Highway 14 on my way to Kibble Equipment in Owatonna.
Use Essential Amino Acids to Measure Soybean Value
Knowing the Essential Amino Acid content of soybeans instead of crude protein is a more accurate indication of their value.
Farm Bill Passed in House and Senate
I did not think it was possible in this Lame Duck Congress but the House and Senate passed a new Farm Bill.
MDA Approves Dicamba Use on Soybeans in 2019
Earlier this week the Minnesota Department of Agriculture approved dicamba use on soybeans in 2019.
Second Half of MFP Payments Delayed!
Reuters is reporting the White House is delaying the second half of the Market Facilitation Program payments unitl further notice.
What Is In the New Farm Bill?
AS the New Farm Bill moves out of Conferance Committee for a vote in the House and Senate we should find out a lot more about what is actually in it.