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Mid-September 2019


  • Poblano Corn Salad. (Progressive Farmer image by Rachel Johnson)

    Poblano Corn Salad

    SERVES: 4-6 TOTAL TIME: 20 MINUTES 1 poblano pepper, deseeded and diced 1 red bell pepper, deseeded and diced 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced 1/2 cup Mexican crema 1 ounce Cotija cheese, grated 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, finely minced (plus more for garnish) 2...

  • Farmers tending a field south of Addis in Ethiopia. (Progressive Farmer image by Jim Patrico)

    We'd Like to Mention

    I recently attended a conference in Minneapolis of international ag journalists.

  • TaxLink

    It has been a wild year. Flooding and unplanted crops, trade disputes, African swine flu.

  • Warmer-than-normal waters off the Gulf and Southeast coasts could increase the odds for severe weather this fall. (Progressive Farmer image by Getty Images)


    Approaching the 2019 harvest season, conditions would seem to favor a pretty benign weather pattern.

  • (Progressive Farmer image by Benjamin Krain)

    Inside the Market

    As a guy who has studied and written about commodity markets a long time, something I had to come to terms with years ago is the joy of publicly being wrong now and then.

  • (Progressive Farmer image by Getty Images)


    One of the most common pieces of advice given to farmers during times of tight profit margins is to diversify their operations.

  • (Progressive Farmer image by Meredith Bernard)

    Our Rural Roots

    If there's one thing I'm not, it's a perfectionist. I prefer the term "perfectly imperfect," because at the most, it's an accurate statement, and, at the least, it sounds good.

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