Mar 27, 2012
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The Curse of Wealth

The “curse of wealth” is attention getting; however, it describes an issue that is starting to impact agriculture, particularly in the islands of prosperity fueled by the nine-year super cycle that has been building tremendous appreciation of assets and retained profits on farm balance sheets....More
Mar 27, 2012
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Early Start to Spring, Fieldwork

During March, several all-time record temperatures have been set in Minnesota and Iowa. At the University of Minnesota Research and Outreach Center at Waseca, the 2012 high temperature hit 79° F four straight days from March 17 to 20, and set seven record March high temperatures March 21. By comparison, the highest March temperature at Waseca in 2011 was 49°, 60° prior to March 30 in 2010, and 64° in 2009. The average 2012 March temperature through March 21 at Waseca was 44.5°, compared to a normal average March temperature of 30.3°, and a 2011 average March temperature of 26.9°....More

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