Kent Thiesse is a former University of Minnesota Extension educator and now is Vice President of MinnStar Bank, Lake Crystal, MN. You can contact him at 507-726-2137 or via e-mail at

Posts by Kent Thiesse

in Focus on Ag Nov 28, 2016

Setting up flexible lease agreements

Flexible lease agreements can hold benefits for both the producer and the landlord including continuous modifications based on the what inputs are....More
in Focus on Ag Nov 21, 2016

Key ag policy issues ahead

The election is over and the new Trump administration is getting ready to take over. But what does that mean for ag policy? Kent Thiesse gives us an....More
in Focus on Ag Nov 14, 2016

USDA projects record corn and soybean crop in 2016

The USDA report showing corn and soybean production shows a new record for the United States....More
in Focus on Ag Nov 07, 2016

Caution advised on high rental rates

Analysts are urging producers to reconsider paying high rental fees for land. A good year of crops and insurance payouts does not mean it's time for....More
in Focus on Ag Oct 31, 2016

Crop insurance payments will be limited in 2016

Some crop insurance payments are going to be paid out. However, they are more likely on corn acres. Find out why....More
in Focus on Ag Oct 24, 2016

Exceptional crop yields in 2016

Although harvest has been a little slower than last year, the good news is that the moisture content of the corn being harvested as been in a good....More
in Focus on Ag Oct 17, 2016

Some producers receiving 2015 ARC-Co payments

Some producers will be getting more than others when it comes to 2015 AR-Co payments....More
in Focus on Ag Oct 10, 2016

Harvest season progressing in many areas

Harvest progress varies across the United States this week. Some areas are moving ahead and others are having a slow go of it....More
in Focus on Ag Oct 03, 2016

2016 Crop insurance payment potential could depend on location

Planting delays and excessive rainfall then a dry pattern could mean crop insurance payouts for some....More
in Focus on Ag Sep 23, 2016

Heavy rainfall in Minnesota damages crops

The past several days has been filled with news reports, photos, and stories about the flooded roads, buildings, and towns across many areas of South....More

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