Stories by Alan Guebert

Surprise! The history of the speaker of the house repeats itself

Thursday, October 8, 2015

The recent history of the third most powerful constitutional office in the United States, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, is so checkered that you have to seriously question the background of anyone who seeks it.

The food versus farming gap continues to widen

Thursday, October 1, 2015

There was a time when every farmer was in the same boat. Now, however, the boats are very different.

More corn and soybeans, and less crop diversity

Thursday, September 24, 2015

With less diversity in the fields, our crops are more susceptible to damage.

Farm tales from today or yesterday still resonate

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Uncle Honey never set out to break the throttle off our Oliver 77; it just “you know, broke.” Tales from the farm, yesterday and today.

No immigrants, means no food

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Another look at the immigration issue, and what the loss of immigrants would mean.

Hey, simple mistakes can happen

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Mistakes happen, even for the best of us.

Let there be light in continuing battle over pork checkoffs

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Little wonder, then, why Big Meat hates the Humane Society; it’s shining lights into corners that most in U.S. agriculture, often even USDA, want kept dark.

Federal judge bags Idaho’s ag gag law, opening door for more light

Thursday, August 20, 2015

With Idaho decision, ag gag laws are up for a challenge.

Sustainable is what the name says

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Can phrases like “global beef value chain” and “multi-stakeholder engagement and collaboration” even be used to define sustainable?

The passing of a SAFE, silly trick

Thursday, August 6, 2015

There’s little safety and virtually no accuracy in SAFE, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015, that passed the U.S. House of Representatives July 23.


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About Alan

Alan Guebert was raised on an 800-acre, 100-cow southern Illinois dairy farm. After graduation from the University of Illinois in 1980, he served as a writer and editor at Professional Farmers of America, Successful Farming magazine and Farm Journal magazine. His syndicated agricultural column, The Farm and Food File, began in June, 1993, and now appears weekly in more than 70 publications throughout the U.S. and Canada. He and spouse Catherine, a social worker, have two adult children.