We don’t see no externalities!

April 4, 2024

Farmers: Clean up you own mess

The MN lege needs to get real about nitrate pollution

January 19, 2024

Starting this session

AG Ellison goes after Big Ag

December 20, 2023

Can he get far?

Where’s the Farm Bill? Does it matter?

December 4, 2023

Oh, it’ll get here, in its own good time I suppose


Putting together the new Farm Bill plods along

July 20, 2023

Taking its time like an old Holstein in the pasture


Is southwest Minnesota among the most polluted places on Earth?

June 19, 2023

You bet it is


We should not be using corn for jet fuel

June 12, 2023

Potentially piling on to an environmental disaster


A new Farm Bill is being written

March 27, 2023

Pretty much the same as the old bill, probably


The outlook for Minnesota farmers is…muddled

August 22, 2022

As it generally is, these days.


Big Ag is really showing what a hopeless, corrupt mess it is

May 16, 2022

The “Bigs” don’t get any worse


Topsoil loss proceeds apace

January 19, 2022

According to a new study, about 35% of the best topsoil in the U.S. Corn Belt is gone. The mechanization of plowing began in the mid-1900s. While this allowed farmers to work larger areas of land, it has resulted in some negative effects on soil health. Tillage breaks up the soil and unlocks nutrients, but […]


Ethanol fuel should just be killed dead

December 16, 2021

This article is a really good look at where this issue is currently at. If you’ve pumped gas at a U.S. service station over the past decade, you’ve put biofuel in your tank. Thanks to the federal Renewable Fuel Standard, or RFS, almost all gasoline sold nationwide is required to contain 10% ethanol – a […]