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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Heavy Precip Returns to California

| By Mike Walsten on 03/09/2017 10:19 AM
USDA's Joint Ag Weather Facility says on the Plains, cold, mostly dry weather prevails. Snow showers are confined to western Nebraska and environs. The southern half of the region is devoid of snow cover, while at le

Warm, Dry from Kansas Southward

| By Mike Walsten on 03/09/2017 10:18 AM
USDA's Joint Ag Weather Facility says on the Plains, warm, dry, breezy conditions persist from Kansas southward. In stark contrast, frigid air is overspreading the northern Plains, accompanied by breezy weather and s