Market to Market - Our Stories

Field ditch

Policy Changes Ripple Down To The Farm

Dec 14, 2018 | 3 min

Holiday season rollbacks aren’t just for prices. The EPA is proposing cuts to pollution controls on new coal fired power plants, has reduced renewable fuels mandates, and is washing one more Obama-...

Farmer who proved he didn't improperly drain a swamp

Court Battle: North Dakota Farmer Beats Swampbuster Claim

Dec 13, 2018 | 7 min

Fraud committed against the USDA occurs every year. The tally goes into the millions of dollars with the cost passed along to tax payers. Just being accused of breaking the law can be costly for both...

Combine

Farm Bill On Hold While China Waits To Buy

Dec 7, 2018 | 2 min

Congress passed a continuing resolution on Friday to run the government until December 21st. The money will allow Congress to balance trade talks, farm bill negotiations, and continue to cut trade...

4416 Economic Outlook

December 7, 2018 Economic Outlook

Dec 6, 2018

Presidents Trump and Xi declared victory following last weekend’s highly-anticipated dinner meeting in Argentina. On the surface, the ceasefire appeared to work but with key details unresolved the U...

Investigating Agriculture

Investigating Agriculture: The Career of a Federal Agent

Dec 7, 2018 | 7 min

Criminals who defraud the federal government cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars every year. The Department of Agriculture bares a portion of this burden. Illegal activities - from selling...

USMCA signing

USMCA Signed, Farm Bill and Climate Change

Nov 30, 2018 | 4 min

This Saturday night will be anything but relaxing for many in rural America as they wait for results from a post-dinner meeting between President’s Trump and Xi. What happens between the two trading...

4415 Outlook

November 30, 2018 Economic Outlook

Nov 29, 2018

The economic indicators were a taste battle between sweet and sour this week. --- Crude Oil entered Friday poised to drop for the eighth straight week and end November as the worst performing month...

Market to Market

We Want Your Opinion

Nov 26, 2018

If you've been following us on Twitter or Facebook, chances are you've seen a survey from us asking for your feedback. We now have 3 different surveys looking for your answers. The producers of...

Market to Market

November 23, 2018 Economic Outlook

Nov 21, 2018

As Thanksgiving dinner settles, the U.S. economy appears to be showing signs of economic indigestion in key indicators -- sinking stocks, rising interest rates and tumbling commodity prices. -- U.S...

Market to Market

Iowa Hunters Aim to Stop Hunger

Nov 23, 2018 | 6 min

The price of the annual Thanksgiving feast for ten people was $48.90, or just under $5 per person. The American Farm Bureau’s annual survey says the cost is the lowest since 2010. Even with the lower...

Plant Breeders Work on Healthier Oil Seeds

Plant Breeders Work on Healthier Oil Seeds

Nov 23, 2018 | 7 min

The case for a healthy diet is on-going. Fads come and go, what’s good for us today may not be tomorrow. The American Heart Association recommends limiting foods high in trans fat. The decision sent...

gene editing

Gene-edited Food is Coming, But will Shoppers Buy?

Nov 23, 2018 | 2 min

As most lawmakers spent the holiday week in their districts, bureaucrats in Washington fought for oversight of the expanding cell-cultured foods industry. USDA and FDA announced *both* will play a...

Congressional Committee

Farm Bill remains in limbo

Nov 16, 2018 | 1 min

Lame duck lawmakers of the 115 th Congress may provide help for rural America via the 2018 Farm Bill. Before the new wave of legislators are sworn in, the House and Senate’s conference committee is...

burned homes

Wildfires devastate California

Nov 16, 2018 | 2 min

The Southeast became the rain belt this week as copious amounts of moisture settled in from Louisiana to Virginia. Conversely, a hot and dry 2018 in California has led to tinder-dry conditions even...

Hay Exporters Battle Back after Port Slowdowns

Hay Exporters Battle Back after Port Slowdowns

Nov 16, 2018 | 6 min

Global trade is complex. Markets, years in the making, can evaporate over a misinterpreted word or labor dispute. The Port of Los Angeles is the busiest in the United States by container volume,...

Election celebration

A Democratic House May Change The Direction Of Washington

Nov 9, 2018 | 4 min

The outcome of the mid-term’s has more riding on it than just representation in your local legislature or in the halls of Congress. Some of the voting results from Tuesday’s elections are expected to...

Soup kitchen meal

Non Profit Rescues Food to Feed the Hungry

Nov 9, 2018 | 6 min

The USDA estimates that 1-in-8 Americans are without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. And yet, tons of food go to waste every year. There is one big city group...

4412 Outlook

November 9, 2018 Economic Outlook

Nov 8, 2018

Soybean  trade

Just Talk of Trade Deals Boosts Market and Optimism

Nov 2, 2018 | 3 min

Whether it’s a red wave or blue wave, trade remains a top election issue for farmers and ranchers. The U.S. has already abandoned the buying power of 500-million people and a combined GDP of $13.5...

4411 Outlook

November 2, 2018 Economic Outlook

Nov 2, 2018

It’s the final hours before the mid-term elections. A few things polls don’t show -- the need for new clothes and cellphones has overpowered record tariffs and more Americans have gone back to work...

Grinnell Mutual Insurance
Sukup
Accu-Steel
ICN