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John Herath

Articles By John Herath

Signal to Noise
Aug 16, 2019

Signal to Noise: Trump Takes Heat from Ethanol, Wheat Groups

Ethanol and wheat groups talked of betrayal by President Donald Trump this week.
Aug 13, 2019

Crop Tour Podcast: A Week to Go, Will the Crop Be Ready?

It's just one week before scouts fan out on the 2019 Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour. Will the crop be ready?
Aug 06, 2019

Crop Tour Podcast: We'll Learn a Lot About Crop Genetics This Year

This crop year will tell just what improved genetics can, and can not, provide in a very challenging growing year.
Aug 06, 2019

Trump Tweets Hint at 2020 Tariff Aid

China will “not be able to hurt” American farmers, according to a tweet from President Donald Trump Tuesday morning. Trump indicated he is ready to extend tariff aid for farmers into 2020.
Signal to Noise
Aug 02, 2019

Signal to Noise: Digging In for the Long Haul

Policy analysts, market watchers and especially farmers were caught off guard by President Donald Trump's tweet this week that he will impose new 10% tariffs on $300 billion worth of Chinese goods.
Farming the Countryside
Aug 02, 2019

Farming the Countryside: Farmer Who Fought Courts for His Own Grain

Forty years ago this fall Wayne Cryts stored his beans in an elevator near New Madrid, MO. When the elevator went bankrupt a multi-year battle began.
Aug 01, 2019

Crop Tour Podcast: Are Crops Catching Up? Can They Catch Up?

The Crop Tour Podcast looks at whether the 2019 crop has enough time and enough warm weather to catch up.
Signal to Noise
Jul 26, 2019

Signal to Noise: A $7.25 Billion Infusion to the Rural Economy

What difference will the first Market Facilitation Program payment make to rural America?
Crop Tour Podcast
Jul 23, 2019

Crop Tour Podcast: Eastern Belt Continues to Drag Corn Crop

While warm, muggy weather prompted rapid growth in corn, USDA reports only 35% is silked.