Had I known my professional life would center on chronicling the takeover of global ag business by global ag business, I would have listened more closely to Professor Lyle P.
You don’t own any cattle, so the court-clouded Canadian beef import rule doesn’t affect you, right?
Likewise, you don’t make fructose, raise sugar beets or grow cotton so all that mumbo-jumbo about NAFTA, CAFTA, TRIPS and the WTO is better left to those smart trade-talkers in Washington, Brussels and Geneva.
The first hint of spring brings big iron and big irony to the winter-rested Illinois prairie.
The scene, often repeated these bitterly political days, was straight out of Alice in Wonderland.
On March 3, U.
It was an embarrassing moment for the White House and its free trade acolytes.
There, hat-in-hand before the agriculture commissioners, secretaries and directors of each state and four U.
The trick in getting farmers to read farm magazines, a long-time editor of mine repeatedly admonished, is to put numbers in the headline, the lead and every paragraph thereafter.
As the White House and Congress pout, parry and plot over the 2006 federal budget plan of President George W.
Presidential budget proposals usually are about two things, politics and mathematics. Both elements carry equal weight.
For generations, U.S. meat and egg producers joked about the earthy aromas emanating from their farms.