Mike Walsten

Mike Walsten
Mike Walsten has covered major business trends in agriculture for more than 35 years. From the southern corn leaf blight of 1970 to today's biofuels focus, he''s lived, reported and analyzed the impact of volatile markets on farm and ranch businesses and on land prices. After growing up on a grain and livestock farm in Western Illinois, Mike graduated from the University of Illinois with an undergraduate degree in agriculture communications and a master''s degree in business administration in the early 1970s. Since then he''s covered business and management issues as well as price outlook and marketing issues in various positions with Farm Journal Magazine and Professional Farmers of America. He now applies his extensive background and analytical skills to today's surprising farm and ranch market as editor of LandOwner.

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Highs in 80s as Far North as Kansas

| By Mike Walsten on 03/09/2017 10:18 AM
USDA's Joint Ag Weather Facility says on the Plains, cooler air is overspreading Montana and the Dakotas, accompanied by patches of rain and snow. Meanwhile, record-setting warmth continues from Nebraska southward.

Cold Returns to Midwest

| By Mike Walsten on 03/09/2017 10:18 AM
USDA's Joint Ag Weather Facility says on the Plains, dry weather accompanies a gradual warming trend. Exceptions include eastern North Dakota, where frigid, sub-zero temperatures were noted early today, and Montana,