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.
Rain Gauge Reports
There were rain gauge reports in the Faribault area of about 2.5 inches over the weekend.
U.S. Will Lift Steel and Aluminum Tariffs on Mexico and Canada
It was announced Friday that the U.S. will lift the steel and aluminum tariffs on Mexico and Canada and they will lift their retaliatory tariffs on U.S. agricultural products.
Frost Advisiry Monday Morning
The National weather Service has issued a Frost Advisory for Monday morning.
Weekly Weather and Crop Update
It was another cool week but a little dryer and that did allow farmers to continue planting corn and beans.
Governor Walz Signed Emergency Executive Order
Governor Walz signed an Executive Order allowing truckers to drive extra hours delivering fertilizer.
Minnesota Corn Growers Association Call to Action
The Minnesota Corn Growers Association is asking all corn farmers to Contact President Trump and let him know how the Trade War with China has affected their farm.
Armed Forces Day Military Weekend
The Annual Armed Forces Day Military Weekend is this weekend at the Rice County Steam and Gas Engine Club Showgrounds 3 miles south of Northfield on Highway 3.
USDA Numbers Not Reported
In the last USDA Supply Demand Report the USDA gave us two corn carryover numbers, one with China and one without.
AM Minnesota Today Beef Month
Karen Schaefer the Executive Director of the Minnesota Beef Council will be my guest on today's AM Minnesota Program.
How Much Worse Can it Get?
Every day last week I get thinking how much worse can corn and bean prices get?