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  • (Photo Jim Patrico, photo illustration by Barry Falkner)

    Inside the Market

    After harvesting the smallest U.S. soybean crop in four years, it looked like soybean prices would have bullish potential in early 2024. That hope was quickly extinguished in January.

  • (Steve Thompson)

    Ask the Mechanic

    Steve Thompson answers readers' questions about all things mechanical.

  • Never attempt to charge a frozen battery. (Image generated by Microsoft Bing DALL-E 3 and Adobe Firefly from a prompt by Barry Falkner)

    Ask the Mechanic

    Steve Thompson answers readers' questions about all things mechanical.

  • (Illustration generated by Microsoft Bing DALL-E 3)

    Family Business Matters

    When it comes to managing a business, family businesses often struggle to discuss several key issues, including compensation, individual performance and transitions.

  • Following a record harvest in 2023, March corn prices have been chopping lower in November and December, weighed down by the anticipation of higher corn supplies in 2024 and the bearish bias of trend-line new-crop estimates. (DTN)

    Inside the Market

    Winter price outlooks are especially bearish when preceded by a record harvest, but anything can happen between a hopeful winter and the realities of markets beginning in May.

  • (Jennifer Campbell)

    Our Rural Roots

    Hang on to old photos, or make new ones, to trigger memories for you and your family in the future.

  • Lawrence and Meredith Bernard (Wesley Bernard)

    Our Rural Roots

    Express and receive love the best ways that you can.