Adam Belz | Star Tribune
Minneapolis reporter | City Hall

Adam Belz is the agriculture reporter for the Star Tribune. He previously spent one-and-a-half years reporting at Minneapolis City Hall and four years covering economics. Before that, he reported for the Des Moines Register and Cedar Rapids Gazette.

A native of Iowa, Belz lives in Minneapolis with his wife and their two young children. They spend a lot of time at playgrounds. In his free time, usually late at night, he watches soccer.

With farmers unable to cash checks, one agency is ordered back open

About 800 Farm Service Agency offices will reopen to process loans as pressure grows.

Buffer tax credit, capital expenses deduction high on corn and soybean lobby's list

Corn, soybean lobbyists hope Walz will be more open to some of their concerns.

CHS posts 85 percent profit increase, lifted by energy unit and Cenex

Energy division posted a $112 million increase in profit.

With corn, soybean prices down, Minn. farmers return to planting wheat

Wheat acres rose by 40 percent in 2018, some predict another uptick in 2019.

Some farmers will have a harder time borrowing money this year

Survey finds about half of Midwest bankers are seeking more collateral from farmers

Minn. closing in on No. 2 spot for hog production

Minnesota nearing move into second place in U.S. production.

Facing a tough Christmas, farmers finding a helping hand

Families in farm country are struggling to pay the bills, let alone give one another Christmas presents, thanks to already depressed prices for farm products and a trade war that's driven prices lower.

Second round of aid is a stopgap for Minnesota soybean farmers

Farmers still would prefer free trade and worry about next year.

China's soybean purchase jolts prices in western Minnesota

It only amounts to 3 percent of typical U.S. soybean exports to China, but it's a start.

With trade war dragging on, Minn. soybeans sit in bins

Some farmers are storing more than half of the crop they just harvested.