Stories by Alan Guebert

‘Coincidences’ of the November election

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Things that just hapend to — well — happen!

Bring on the winter season

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Fall’s first frost — usually a mid-October event in my adopted central Illinois — waited until the last possible monthly moment — deep into Halloween night — to finally show winter’s white face.

Endless politics of GMOs in the USA

Thursday, November 6, 2014

It’s tough being a genetically modified organism in election season because no election passes without someone or some state slamming you for being, well, you.

Already unimpressed with farm bill

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Plenty to criticize in the new farm bill.

Confused? No, not at all. (I think)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

All right, listen up! We’ve got a lot to sort out here and little time to do it.

Want reform? Audit, please

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Secretary of Ag Tom Vilsack threatened to impose a second beef checkoff that would double the annual, non-refundable collections of the now-$80 million federal program if members of his reform effort didn’t come to an agreement.

$1.2 billion can buy ‘access’ to Congress, but not much else

Thursday, October 9, 2014

What did individuals and political action committees believe they were buying when they contributed $755.1 million this election cycle to Republican and Democratic candidates for the U.S. House and $415.2 million to Republican and Democratic candidates to the U.S. Senate?

Who knows … where big money goes?

Thursday, October 2, 2014

If only we knew … where the money went.

Slouching toward Election Day

Thursday, September 25, 2014

There are facts on which the world operates and there are facts on which politics operate. Spoiler alert: The two are not the same.

Farm Bureau and big ag misrepresenting EPA water rule

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The stark differences between what EPA proposed and what farm and ranch groups believe the proposals mean.

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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