• Lon Tonneson

    $9 corn?

    Inside Dakota Ag

     by Lon Tonneson
     on August 30, 2011

    You probably could tell that I haven’t been out of the Dakotas for a while when I couldn’t figure out what was wrong with the fields in Illinois. From 8,000 feet up, in the commuter plane I was riding from Chicago to Decatur, Ill., to work at our company’s Farm Progress Show, I could pick out the hay fields easy enough. The windrows were as clear as a bell. But there were deep green fields and light green fields. Obviously, one was corn and the other was soybeans. But which…

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    High Times In Central Dakota

    Inside Dakota Ag

     by Lon Tonneson
     on August 18, 2011

    Farmers I talked to this week on a trip through central North Dakota and South Dakota – from Wimbledon and Windsor, N.D., to Selby, Gettysburg and Mitchell, S.D. -- were in a pretty good mood. Winter wheat and spring wheat yields were lower than average, “but it wasn’t a train wreck,” said one of guys working the unloading pit at a big elevator outside on Bowdle, S.D. Corn was looking good. “We could be looking at our best corn crop ever,” said Mark…

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    Is Your Post Office Closing?

    Inside Dakota Ag

     by Lon Tonneson
     on August 10, 2011

    The U.S. Postal Service wants to close thousands of post offices around the country to save money. That sounds reasonable, until you look at the number they want to close and how the cuts are centered in rural areas. Here’s a list of offices in North Dakota and South Dakota that are on the closing “study” list. NORTH…

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