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] Great Week For Corn and Beans
Thanks to the USDA Planted Acres Report it was a great week for corn and beans even though corn backed off going into the 4th of July weekend.
Too Much Rain!
Rain guage report from New Trier, 7.5 inches!
Weekly Weather and Crop Update
Very warm and wet pretty well describes last weeks weather.
Holiday Trading Schedule
Grain markets close early Thursday and reopen Sunday evening for the overnight session.
[Listen] USDA Acres and Stocks Bullish!
The Acres Report from the USDA at 11:00 this morning was bullish for corn and beans!
Tonight There Will Be A Parade In Kevin Estrem’s Honor
Everyone is welcome to drive in the parade to honor Kevin Estrem this evening at 6:30 in Dennison.
Virtual National FFA Convention and Expo
The National FFA Organization announced that the 2020 National FFA Convention and Expo will be held virtually.
Pork and Transport Quality Certifications Scheduled
For pork producers that cannot recertify online, three in person Pork and Transport Quality Assurance Certification sessions have been scheduled.
Tough Week For Corn
Beans held okay last week but corn dropped aroung 20 cents a bushel.
We Will Not Run Out of Bacon or Pork Chops Anytime Soon
Thursday afternoon the USDA released the Quartlery Hogs and Pigs report.