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.
Will There Be Meat Shortages at the Grocery Store?
The USDA Cold Storage Report shows there are near record supplies of meat in coolers!
Another Tough Week For Corn and Beans
Covid-19 and the stock market hit the grain markets again.
Winter Tree ID Class Saturday
The University of Minnesota Extension Service will be hosting a Winter Tree ID class Saturday in St. Peter.
Farmers Visit Third Grade at Cannon River Stem School
Friday afternoon area farmer and Pioneer Seed Dealer Brent Fuchs visited the third grade class at the Cannon River Stem School in Faribault.
Is Coronavirus Causing Shortages of Fertilizer and Pesticides?
With a lot of pesticides and fertilizer coming from China the coronavirus has left farmers wondering if we will have what we need this spring?
Have You Signed Up For the New Farm Bill?
Less than half of Minnesota farmers have not signed up for the new Farm Bill.
Will it Be an Early Spring Planting Season in Minnesota?
Looking a tthe snow depth on the ground, frost depth and the soil temperature maybe we can anticipate an early spring?
See You at Rice and Steele County Crops Day Tuesday
Everyone is welcome at Rice and Steele County Crops Day Tuesday, there is no charge and your do not have to pre-register.
Corn Lower Last Week Beans Higher
Corn lost about 6 cents a bushel last week but beans gained around 12 cents.
Have You Been Checking Your Corn Bins?
Because of the corn being wetter and lower in test weight than normal last fall I am hearing of a lot of corn going out of condition.