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.
Commodity Prices Were Lower Last Week
It was fairly quiet in the corn market last week but corn managed to gain 3 to 5 cents a bushel. The dollar index continued to work lower which make our corn prices more competitive on the world market. Corn export sales on Thursday were a marketing year high plus there were a couple daily sales ann…
The current drought monitor indicates the dryness is expanding and intensifying.
FFA Winter Leadership Day
The Region 8 FFA Winter Leadership Day was held Friday at the Riverland Community College in Austin.
Minnesota Soybean Farmers See For Yourself
Minnesota Soybean Farmers are leaving on a See For Yourself Trip to Columbia and Chile.
Minnesota Department of Agriculture Grants
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has grants available through the Good Food Access Program.
Soil Health Workshop
Earlier this week I received a news release from Steve Pahs at the Rice County Soil and Water Conservation District. Rice County along with the Districts in Fillmore, Dodge, Carver and Mower Counties are helping sponsor a series of Soil Health Workshops with The Soil Guy, Ray Archuleta...
199A Tax Advantage for Coop Elevators
The new tax law gave a huge tax advantage to Coop elevators over privately owned elevators.
AM Minnesota Today Midwest Dairy at the Superbowl
The topic on today's AM Minnesota Program will be event at the Super Bowl and Minnesota Dairy Farmers.
Be Ready for B20 Workshops
This summer all diesel fuel in Minnesota will be blended with 20 percent biodiesel and to get ready a number of workshops have been scheduled.
Corn and Beans Higher Last Week
Both corn and beans closed high last week and it was the second week in a row.