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 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
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

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