Stories by Alan Guebert

Dead cow walking: USDA questioned

Thursday, March 18, 2004

Columnist Alan Guebert explains the reasons for more USDA mad cow testing.

The WTO tries to reinvent the wheel

Thursday, March 11, 2004

Columnist Alan Guebert thinks WTO negotiators could find the way to their goals through policies as simple and as proven as the good old wheel.

The truthful answer is four

Thursday, March 4, 2004

Columnist Alan Guebert always manages to cut through the murky lines we’re fed every day by ag leaders and economists.

Jury agrees: Cattle markets rigged

Thursday, February 26, 2004

Columnist Alan Guebert gives details on the recent Tyson Foods court ruling, called the most important event in U.S. livestock history since the Packers and Stockyards Act of 1921.

Sound of silence speaks volumes

Thursday, February 19, 2004

Columnist Alan Guebert comments on where American farmers now sit on free trade.

Wardrobe, and budget, dysfunction

Thursday, February 12, 2004

White House competes with Justin Timberlake for biggest whopper of the year, says columnist Alan Guebert.

Trade becomes ag’s big issue in 2004

Thursday, February 5, 2004

Columnist Alan Guebert believes at the 2003 rate, the U.S. trade deficit should reach Mars years before another American reaches the moon. 

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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. farmandfoodfile.com