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 kent.thiesse@minnstarbank.com.

Posts by Kent Thiesse

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
in Focus on Ag Sep 19, 2016

Harvest season is either underway or ready to begin!

Corn stalks are a concern for some producers which may mean the fields with weak stalks get harvested first....More
in Focus on Ag Sep 09, 2016

Farm safety should be a concern for every farmer during harvest

Before the hurried harvest season begins, take a moment and go over the safety plan for your farm....More
in Focus on Ag Sep 01, 2016

Large variation in Minnesota's 2016 corn yield estimates

Producers can expect corn yields to vary depending on the region and the state....More
in Focus on Ag Aug 29, 2016

2015 corn ARC-CO payments likely in many counties

As of now, the Eastern Corn Belt looks to be the area in the country most likely to receive the 2015 ARC-CO payments....More
in Focus on Ag Aug 15, 2016

USDA crop predictions sends corn and soybean prices lower from July estimates

Not only are U.S. corn and soybean farmers predicted to harvest a record number of acres but also a record yield....More
in Focus on Ag Aug 09, 2016

Leaders and farmers discuss ag issues at Farmfest

Farmers gathered to hear the latest on what is happening in the state and national legislatures....More
in Focus on Ag Aug 01, 2016

Land values declining in many areas

What does the future hold for land values? It all depends on crop prices, yields and the livestock markets....More
in Focus on Ag Jul 25, 2016

Two congressional candidate forums at IDEAg Farmfest

IDEAg Farmfest to host ag water quality and farm financial strategies forums as well as two congressional forums....More
in Focus on Ag Jul 18, 2016

Grain prices fall sharply after USDA releases Grain Supply and Demand report

The USDA Grain Supply and Demand Report predicts good yields for the 2016 harvest in both the corn and soybean fields. This news sent prices falling....More

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