I grew up on a crop and dairy farm in Southern Minnesota. After graduating from Wells Easton High School, I earned a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education from the University of Minnesota. After graduation I returned to the family farm consisting of 600 acres of corn, soybeans, alfalfa, sweet corn, peas and 100 dairy cows. In fall of 1995, after 18 years, I traded the milking parlor for a radio microphone. I still get up at 3:15AM every day. In addition to Farm Broadcasting, covering the farm news, weather, markets, meetings, county fairs, FFA conventions and so on, I continue to farm our land in Southern Minnesota. I am on the air from 5:00 to 7:00 with Mornings on the Farm and then reports through out the day. My wife of 40 years, Louise, is an Occupational Health Nurse for the Jennie-O-Turkey Store. We have two children: Laura who finished Graduate school in Michigan and now is in Burnsville and Steve received his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh. He works for Eli Lilly in Indianapolis.
Gordy Recap Markets Higher and Lower on Russian Aggression
The markets exploded higher early in the week and dropped lower late on Russian aggression while seeming to ignore the hot dry weather.
[Listen] Gordy Recap Bean Acres Down 4 Million Corn Up 2 Million
The USDA Grain Stocks Report Friday was friendly but all the action came from the Planted Acres Report.
[Listen] Gordy AG Market Recap Grans Sharply Lower Late Week
The grain markets were on recent highs Wednesday and then reversed sharply lower late in the week.
[Listen] Gordy Recap Markets Closed Today
Markets are closed today as it is Juneteenth but what a week we had going into the long holiday weekend!
[Listen] Jeff Vetch SROC How Much Nitrogen Did We Loose?
Jeff Vetch Scientist at SROC said he has been getting a lot of questions about how much nitrogen we lost due to the heavy rains in May.
[Listen] Gordy Market Recap Bears Have Everything Going Their Way
Commodity Broker Gordy Kralovetz with Chiodo Commodities said the media continues to support the bearish side of the markets.
Heavy Rains Flood Fields in Southern Minnesota
This is what a corn field looks like after 6 inches of rain, and that is a field cultivator that was unhooked next to a drainage ditch.
[Listen] Gordy Ag Market Recap Brutal Week We Have Seen Before
Commodity Broker Gordy Kralovetz said the grains were still affected by the Federal Reserve hawkish comments two weeks ago!
[Listen] Gordy Ag Market Recap Fed Comments Spook Markets
Commodity Broker Gordy Kralovetz with Chiodo Commodities said we started the week pretty well but the Federal Reserve comments Wednesday spooked the markets.
[Listen] Gordy Ag Market Recap Pretty Good Action Friday
Commodity Broker Gordy Kralovetz with Chiodo Commodities said we had pretty good action Friday in corn and beans and even wheat came screaming back!