Photos, Private Property and Politics

There has been a fair amount of discussion recently over legislation being submitted across the country that would make it illegal for someone to photograph or shoot video on agricultural operations without the permission of the owner. Discussions on this type of legislation has been very polar, with folks either in full support or adamantly […]

Balanced Budget: Direct Payments and Education

I previously had a post on my thoughts on the Farm Bill. Since then, I have put together some more thoughts on Federal programs, regulations and the deficit. For those who know me, I do not like to “beat around the bush” and so I plan on sharing a couple of posts in very frank […]

From The President’s Desk

Come on and join us down on the farm for a while! Thanks in advance for your interest and input as we share our farming experiences with you. Down here on the farm we are always working to produce more –  on the same amount of land – with mor…

Corn Production 101: Why are corn prices so high?

As I write this post, the current price of corn at my local elevator stands at $6.48 per bushel.  That is a historically high price for corn, why?  In no particular order, here are some observations. 1)  Demand for corn. Look at this chart from Kansas State University showing demand for corn on a steady, […]

Guess What It Is #3

Here is the third item for National Ag Week.  Enter your guess in the comments on our Blog and I will post the answer tomorrow sometime.  For a bonus, see if you can name the attachment on the front of the machine and what crop or crops it is used fo…