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.
[Listen] Gordy August USDA Report
Today at 11:00 the USDA released the August Supply Demand Report.
Soil and Water Management Field Day
The 7th annual Soil and Water Management Field Day will be held virtually on Thursday August 13, 2020 from 9:00 am to noon.
New USDA Survey
President Trump's Management Agenda "requires High Impact Service Provider agencies across the federal government including FSA and NRCS conduct annual surveys."
Help On the Way For Ethanol Plants?
The Congressional Biofuels Caucus sent a letter to the U.S. House and Senate leadership requesting additional resources for the U.S. biofuels sector.
Changes to Haying & Grazing on CRP Land
The 2018 Farm Bill made it easier to apply for emercency haying and grazing on CRP land.
[Listen] Gordy Recap Huge Grain Sales to China It’s Not Enough
Even though we had huge grain sales to China in traders view it dosen't matter because the crop in the field is getting bigger by the minute.
Online Row Crop Management Summer Webinars
The University of Minnesota Extension Service now has the Row Crop Summer Management webinars available online.
Tough Times In the Sheep Industry
Lawmakers on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee say the USDA needs to help sheep producers.
National Farmers Market Week
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue proclaimed August 2 through 8, 2020 National Farmers Market Week.
Weekly Weather and Crop Update
We experienced the coolest weather last week since the middle of May.