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 and Steve received his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh. He works for Eli Lilly in Indianapolis.
Beans China Trade War
During the overnight session China announced it may impose a 25 percent import tax on beans from the middle east.
Food Awareness Day Friday at HyVee Faribault
The Rice County Farm Bureau will be hosting Food Awareness Day Friday morning at the HyVee Food Store in Faribault.
How You Should Sell a Cow!
Maybe farmers should sell their livestock like a dealer sells a pickup?
Jefferson Third Grade Visit
Brent Fuchs and I had our last third grade classroom visit of the year, Jefferson Elementary,
Corn and Beans Follow Through Overnight
Both corn and beans saw big gains after the USDA reports on Thursday and followed through in the overnight session.
Happy Easter and April Fools!
Today is April Fools Day and it appears Mother Nature is playing a joke on farmers!
On Thursday the Minnesota Soybean and Research Promotion Council and the University of Minnesota hosted the Annual Soybean Symposium.
Shocking USDA Report
The USDA released the Prospective Plantings Report Thursday showing a lot less corn and soybean acres this year than traders thought.
Soil Health Workshop Ray Archuleta
Ray Archuleta drew a big crowd Wednesday in Faribault .
199A Tax Glitch Fixed?
The 199A Tax Glitch has been fixed retroactive to January 1, 2018 but it is extremely complicated.