Blessed Christmas

A winter storm is blowing in and we are just a few days away from Christmas. The thought of a snowy white Christmas pleases me. The goodies have all been baked, the shopping is all done, the tree has been decorated for weeks. Christmas has been stress free this year and for that I am […]

Keeping Time

The kitchen clock ticked away keeping beat to an ancestral song. It grew fainter and then came back strong, like dramatic music in a suspense movie, the audience waiting for the crescendo. The clock didn’t seem to care that it was midmorning and nothing of importance was happening.  It beat on, striking down living moments […]

Ag boom years on the decline?

Prices for agricultural commodities and land will level off in the coming years. The high price for commodities like corn will fall but not bottom out. Right now an additional 215 million bushels are grown every year to meet Renewable Fuel Standards. Gloy says the gas industry will not tolerate more than that and acres dedicated to renewable fuel will hold around the rate they are now.